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Thursday, September 29, 2022


The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has named 27 award recipients in its third annual CFVI Mini-Grant Program.
The purpose of the program is to promote new and creative programs and projects that directly benefit the children and families of the Virgin Islands. Priority goes to proposals where a caring/mentoring relationship between a young person and an adult is inherent in the project's design. Any private group, individual or established not-for-profit was eligible to apply.
This year's awards range from $250 to $1,000, for a total of $15,100:
1. Teenagers Bible Club, St. Thomas, $1,000 for Marine Kids Korps Camp for aquatics and the study of marine life and industry. For more information: Zeathea Armstrong, phone # 774-0884.
2. Richard Fater, St. Thomas, $1,000 for the Cancryn Fishing Club. For more information: Richard Fater, phone # 775-9666.
3. The Donoe Jah Youth Club, St. Thomas, $1,000 for the Donoe Jah Youth Club equipment and supplies. For more information: Debra Frett, phone # 775-9530.
4. Boys & Girls Club, Christiansted., $1,000 for court resurfacing and equipment for the Basketball Program. For more information: Kurt Mitts, phone # 778-8990.
5. Women's Coalition of St. Croix, $1,000 to provide for child care while parents participate in Parenting Skills Classes. For more information: Mary Mingus, phone # 773-9272.
6. Lutheran Church of the Reformed Summer Program, St. Thomas, $1,000 for 30 children to take Swimming Classes. For more information: Desha Powell or Pastor Spindt, phone # 775-1022.
7. The Blades Fencing Club, St. Thomas, $750 for a Fencing Summer Camp. For more information: Joyce Bolanos, phone # 777-8708.
8. Boys & Girls Club, Bovoni, St. Thomas, $500 to purchase mats, uniforms and equipment for theTaeKwando Program. For more information: Keith Brewley, phone # 715-3052.
9. Annasville Condo Homeowners Association, St. Thomas, $500 for Playground Equipment. For more information: Yvonne Charles Watson, phone # 775-4983.
10. Cynthia Drakes, St. Thomas, $500 for materials and scholarships to the Multi Lingual Summer Camp. For more information: Cynthia Drakes, phone # 775-3515.
11. St. Andrew's Health Ministry, St. Thomas, $500 for supplies for the Young Adults Baking and Sewing Program. For more information: Joycelyn Forbes, phone # 774-1223.
12. Tutu Youths In Action Against Crime, St. Thomas, $500 for Girl Power materials and supplies. For more information: Marlene Francis, phone # 774-7784.
13. Biddy Basketball League, St. Thomas, $500 to pay for referees for the season of the Biddy Basketball League. For more information: Lionel Gumbs, phone # 714-1301.
14. Downstreet People, St. Thomas, $500 for a Summer Retreat for youth on St. John. For more information: Robert Moorhead, phone # 777-1685.
15. KIDSCOPE, St. Thomas, $500 for toys, books, and games for the Childrens Room. For more information: Joyce Pruitt, phone # 714-1012.
16. St. Thomas Reformed Church, St. Thomas, $500 materials and fees for the Skill Building Program. For more information: Mary Schmidt, phone # 777-1279.
17. Griselle Soto-Mitchell, Christiansted, $500 for materials and transportation for youth in the Modeling & Etiquette Workshop. For more information: Griselle Soto-Mitchell, phone # 778-1015.
18. Guy Benjamin School, Coral Bay, $500 for materials for teachers and parents participating in Motivating Our Children to Succeed. For more information: Junie Violenes, phone # 776-6242.
19. St. John Community Foundation, St. John, $400 materials for Critical Thinking workshops. For more information: Jane Rosenberg, phone # 693-7411.
20. Williams Delight Tenant Council, Frederiksted., $400 for expenses to record the original music of the community youth. For more information: James Wakefield, phone # 692-1954.
21. V.I. Institute for Teaching & Learning, St. Thomas, $400 for books and materials for the Mother Goose program. For more information: Linda Creque, phone # 775-3016.
22. Robert Lucas , St. Thomas, $400 for equipment for Exercise Class for Overweight Adolescents at the Beacons. For more information: Robert Lucas, phone # 775-6063.
23. Philip Nelthropp, St. Thomas, $250 for supplies for Model Rocket Building & Woodcarving at the Beacons. For more information: Philip Nelthropp, phone # 777-7000.
24. Marley Homes & Additions Tenants Council, Fredriksted, $250 for supplies for a youth News Club. For more information: Wayne Petersen, phone # 772-3479.
25. Adventure & Paradise Youth Stars, Frederiksted., $250 supplies for Crafts Classes. For more information: Diane Robles, phone # 712-2254.
26. Friends of Elaind J. Sprauve Library, St. John, $250 for field trips in the Summer Program for Youth. For more information: Carol McGuinness, phone # 693-7375.
27. Educational Complex High School, St. Croix, $250 to purchase uniforms/jerseys for the Barracudas Girls Basketball Program. For more information: Derrick Miller, phone # 778-0236 Ex. 256.
For additional information about CFVI and the Mini-Grant Program, contact Dee Baecher-Brown, executive director, phone #774-6031, or write PO Box 11790, St. Thomas, USVI, 00802.

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