In 2016, one year before Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Nonprofit Consortium was conceived to build capacity within St. Croix's Civic Sector in response to economic and political shifts that were decimating funding pools while social needs exploded. As a territory, the U.S. Virgin Islands have a stifled voice, no vote at the federal level, and sits in an isolated blind spot for funding. As a predominantly Black and Brown community, vital services have been underfunded and challenging to sustain.
As a unified, collaborative body of nonprofits providing frontline services and advocating for under-served residents throughout hurricane recovery and Covid-19, the Consortium understands root problems, community assets, and is able to leverage resources to fill critical gaps. Representing arts & culture, health & human welfare, youth & education, and the environs, the Consortium is adept at addressing issues surrounding access and equity, empowering People, and driving social change.
The NPC fosters meaningful support and compiles data respective to how to strengthen and sustain local civic society. In a disruption to a paradigm of competition, the Consortium is centering collaboration across the sector to develop healthy, equitable new systems that replace outdated and ineffective ones. Today, the Consortium is building individual organizational capacity, sector capacity, and overall civic power to open access for new networks, systems, and funding opportunities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).