St. John Community Foundation has successfully been carrying out the mission of providing services and supporting programs that positively engage people, build resources and strengthen the St. John community for almost 24 years! We continuously look for ways to fill service gaps and cultivate community assets including people, organizations, programs, and resources to effectively respond to changing needs of the community now and for future generations.
SJCF was formed just after the devastation that hurricane Hugo inflicted on St. John. Back in 1989, few community groups existed on St. John that had the capacity to help an entire community recover from the massive destruction cased by Hugo. Through community commitment toward a common goal, the St. John Community Foundation was born.
Through the years, SJCF has provided numerous programs which have enhanced the lives of the residents of our beautiful island and the visitors who come to enjoy all St. John has to offer. After-school programs, anti-crime initialtives, festivals, senior and youth programs, community facility enhancements, recycling, political forums and community sports and arts programs are just some of the many programs supported by SJCF. More programs are coming-programs which will help every citizen. We hope you will be involved as we move forward in making St. John a model community.
We partner with and participate with organizations to help them carry out their mission including:
American Cancer Society
St. John Cancer Fund
United Way’s Project Homeless Connect
American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team
Team River Runner’s Wound Warrior Program
Gifft Hill School Day of Service and Eco Club
Friends of the VI National Park Earth Day
Continuum of Care service for the disadvantage
...and we support all good works done in the VI!
SJCF helped instigate, organize and execute many programs that were turned over to capable hands within the community and are now running successfully on their own, including:
St. John Children’s Carnival
St. John Crime Stoppers
St. John Cultural Arts Festival
The VI National Park Field Restoration Project
Programs, projects and events that are new in 2012 or in the planning and development stage include:
St. John Community Garden Park (to include an orchard of native fruit trees, a historical walking path with commemorative benches, a labyrinth within a reforestation innitiative and more!
Grandparent’s Day Cultural Tea Party (Annual event in September to honor older adults and the island’s rich cultural history)
St. John Food and Clothing Bank (offering assistance to individuals, organizations and existing soup kitchens)
Cruz Bay Downtown Shuttle (To improve traffic flow, address parking issues and serve local merchants)
Sustainable Living Fair (Featuring green living practices and local service providers)
We are invested in the St. John community, our culture, people and environment. We are dedicated to empowering individuals and service organizations to effectively respond to changing needs of the community now and for future generations.
If you have questions or need additional information, please give me a call!