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St. Croix Foundation

1023 Market Street
Christiansted, Virgin Islands 00820
United States

Mission

To foster greater philanthropic activity, to marshal resources and to act as a catalyst to benefit the people of St. Croix and the Virgin Islands

Most Meaningful Change

We have recognized that all roads to addressing our socioeconomic issues lead back to education. In response to the record of poor student performance and the rise in youth violence, we have become the leading voice for educational reform. While it has not yet gained sufficient traction to result in reform, we have galvanized enough of our community to begin this critical discussion.

1990 Year Founded
$400 Endowment Value
$600,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Population Area Served

100,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationSt. Croix Foundation
Address 11023 Market Street
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownChristiansted
State / RegionVirgin Islands
ZIP / Postal Code00820
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone340.773.9898
Emailstaff@stxfoundation.org
Websitestxfoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Did not answer
Primary Contact’s NameRoger Dewey
Primary Contact’s PositionPresident
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1990
Mission StatementTo foster greater philanthropic activity, to marshal resources and to act as a catalyst to benefit the people of St. Croix and the Virgin Islands
Organization DescriptionOther
Other DescriptionCommunity foundation that aslo acts as an operating foundation
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced100,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)7
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members19
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,400,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$4,141,825
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$1,200,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$600,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo but intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$400
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsDeclined
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsNo role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentDid not answer
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a centrally important role
Government initiative fundingDid not answer
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingDid not answer
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesDid not answer
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyNone
InternationallyVery little time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingImportant but not central
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLot
EnvironmentNot at all
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesLittle
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLot
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityFair amount
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentLot
HousingNot at all
ChildrenFair amount
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesLot
Job trainingFair amount
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOften
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffRarely
ResearchOften
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting much worse
CrimeGetting much worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting worse
Value of community assetsGetting worse
Quality of the environmentGetting worse
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityNo change
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting worse
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting worse
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeA few small achievements
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesSome important achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesMuch achievement
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsMuch achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityMuch achievement
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersN/A
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationN/A
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersNo
All of our board is composed of local peopleNo
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersN/A
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe have recognized that all roads to addressing our socioeconomic issues lead back to education. In response to the record of poor student performance and the rise in youth violence, we have become the leading voice for educational reform. While it has not yet gained sufficient traction to result in reform, we have galvanized enough of our community to begin this critical discussion.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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