To encourage the USVI community to engage in volunteer service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands is inviting Virgin Islands nonprofits to complete a form to be considered for reimbursement grants of $1,000 each to support service projects to take place on Monday, Jan. 18.
Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
The foundation has been invited to serve as a hub for facilitating service projects throughout the USVI. It has anticipated awarding up to 25 reimbursement grants as part of this effort.
Examples of appropriate projects include (but are not limited to): cleanup projects, feeding programs, neighborhood beautification, planting, tutoring/instruction and elderly/shut-in support.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands encourages applicants to be creative in the way they serve their neighborhoods and communities. Funds may be reimbursed for direct costs such as equipment, supplies, materials, transportation, refreshments, stipends and general operating support.
Fill out the form and indicate details of the specific service project.
Interested applicants are asked to complete the form as soon as possible, but no later than 5 p.m. AST on Monday, Jan. 18.
Note: Individuals and for-profit entities are NOT eligible to complete this form. Additional details can be found via the form link.
If there are any questions, reach out to Anna Wheatley-Scarbriel, vice president and director of grants and programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.