The CARE Fund seeks to cultivate national philanthropic partnerships to support our hurricane recovery and resiliency strategy. As a community-centric nonprofit serving disproportionately poor, under-served American residents, St. Croix Foundation is leading our community through recovery, grounded by our commitment to social equity.
The devastation wrought by Maria's Cat 5 winds on St. Croix, the poorest island in the US Caribbean, has been largely overlooked! With the majority of St. Croix still without electricity, 7 of 13 public schools condemned, and the island's only community hospital scheduled to be decommissioned, building philanthropic capacity to support a community in crisis is an imperative.
Through the CARE Fund, St. Croix Foundation will support immediate and long-term work in the following areas: Coordination and Direct Support of Front-line Relief Efforts, Data Collection and Strategic Recovery, Grantmaking and Direct Support for Local Nonprofit Organizations, Operational Capacity Building + Disaster Recovery Staff, Architectural Audits, Sustainable Rebuilding, as well as Resiliency and Preparedness Planning (food security, public safety, communications).
The CARE Fund will build a national model of self-sufficient and sustainable community (re)development.