VI Lottery Sponsorship and Funding Requests

The VI Lottery is honored to support programs which are in accord with our “Make A Difference Pillars”: Education, Economic and Business Development, and Health and Public Welfare. We believe in helping those non-profit organizations that are contributing to a better quality of life for the people of the Virgin Islands.

During this fiscal year (2017) the VI Lottery will continue to support programs which are in accord with our “Make A Difference Pillars”: Education, Economic and Business Development, and Health and Public Welfare. We believe in helping those non-profit organizations that are contributing to a better quality of life for the people of the Virgin Islands.

Please be advised that donations are not available for individuals, but for organizations only. Funding requests above $2500.00 are considered grants and will require certain documentation in order for your request to be considered. A formal letter on letterhead, addressed to Juan Figueroa, Sr., Executive Director Designee asking for a donation is also required. You can APPLY ONLINE for a Sponsorship / Grant / Donation, or DOWNLOAD the Sponsorship / Grant / Donation Application Form and fax it in. Please allow 30 days from date of submission for a response. Each year the VI Lottery makes significant financial contributions to organizations within our community.

We appreciate your understanding and will always seek to serve you better.

Who will be funded?

Organizations: non-profit, educational institutions, private or government agency, clubs/associations. VI Lottery does not provide funding directly to individuals; must be an established organization.

The VI Lottery does not fund:

  1. 1. Completed or in progress projects.
  2. 2. Awardees that have not submitted Final Reports.
  3. 3. Awardees that have already received funding once in a fiscal year.
  4. 4. Church organizations unless entity is performing an outreach service which benefits a significant number (250 or more) of community members.
  5. 5. Raffles or auctions (i.e. donation of lottery tickets as a prize).

 

 

 

VI Lottery - Proud Sponsor

VI Lottery Supports Youth Steel Orchestra

VI Lottery Supports Youth Steel Orchestra

The 22nd Annual Finest Pan Fest was held in December 2016. The presentation highlighted musical talents of students from all St. Croix schools, church and community after school programs. An audience in excess of eight hundred (800) persons joined and attended the Finest Pan Fest, to begin the official opening of the Cruzan Christmas celebration.

 

2nd Annual VI Food Learn and VI Green Carpet Award Ceremony

VI Lottery Sponsors 2nd Annual VI Food Learn and VI Green Carpet Award Ceremony

The VI Lottery believes "youth educators and community stakeholders should be exposed to the concepts of food policy, food aggregation and solutions to getting local food on Virgin Islanders' plates" as stated by Sommer Sibilly Brown, Program Manager.

This program ties in with the Honorable Governor Kenneth E. Mapp's initiative "Farm to School Program”.

"The education and health benefits have positive short and long term outcomes.”
– Juan Figueroa, Sr, Executive Director of the VI Lottery

 

Watch the Centennial Celebration: This is Your Life Series Documentary

VI Lottery is a proud sponsor of a documentary which celebrates VI history, culture, art forms, and politics as a lead-in to the Centennial Commemoration. The documentary creates an awareness of the contributions of Virgin Islanders. In this documentary, Ms. Betina LaRocque interviews Kevre Hendricks, Manager of Fusion Band. The series is produced by Abdul Ali.

 

 

Three Kings Day Gift Giving 2017

VI Lottery supported the Three Kings Day Gift Giving Event on January 15, 2017 at Pedro "Pei" Cruz Ball Park, an annual event hosted by the Estate Profit for Action, a non-profit organization.

"This annual event plays an important role in ensuring that families experiencing hardship are able to have gifts for their children during the holiday season.”
– Mabel J. Maduro, Educational Outreach Manager, VI Lottery

 

Queen Louise Home for Children

The VI Lottery believes in improving the quality of life for all, especially our Virgin Islands children.

"Our contribution to the Queen Louise Home for Children supports children that are in foster care and young adults with severe developmental and physical disabilities. We believe in strengthening the community by ensuring proper care and opportunities are granted to our most vulnerable children.”
– Juan Figueroa, Sr., Executive Director, VI Lottery

 

Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico Village Opening Ceremony 2016

On behalf of Mr. Juan Figueroa, Sr., Executive Director of the VI Lottery, Mabel J. Maduro, Educational Outreach Manager delivered the following remarks:

Mabel J. Maduro, VI Lottery Educational Outreach Manager“The VI Lottery is honored to be a sponsor of the Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico Friendship Festival: The New Generation Continuing the Tradition. We have been an avid supporter of this significant cultural and educational event since 2013 and strongly feel that it is an invaluable opportunity to continue building on the rich cultural and economic exchange that the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have maintained for so many years.

VI Lottery believes in Making a Difference by contributing to initiatives that educate, advance economic development and strengthen the Health and Public Welfare of our community. We are optimistic that the series of events to take place over the next few days will ensure The New Generation Continuing the Tradition will always value the rich and mutually beneficial relationship between the U.S. Virgin Islands and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico."

– Mabel J. Maduro, Educational Outreach Manager, VI Lottery

 

VI Lottery Supports St. Thomas Baseball Explorers 2016 Tournament Season

VI Lottery proudly supported VI youth baseball players from both St. Thomas and St. Croix, ages 9- 14. They participated in season tournaments held in St. Croix, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Orlando, Florida." We are happy to assist our youth in enhancing their skills and becoming Virgin Islands Ambassadors, stated Mr. Juan Figueroa, Sr., Executive Director of VI Lottery.

The VI Lottery supports programs in accord with its "Make A Difference Pillars: Education, Economic and Business Development and Health and Public Welfare"; which helps organizations that make a positive impact towards a better quality of life for people of the Virgin Islands.

–Mabel J. Maduro
Educational Outreach Manager

 

VI Lottery Investing In Our VI Youth Athletes

St. Croix Track Club is Victorious in Tampa!

On May 28th, and 29th, 2016 the St. Croix Track Club (STXTC) attended the 25th Bay Area Youth Track & Field (BayTaf) Classic in Tampa, FL at the University of South Florida facility.

The event hosts over 1,500 athletes in three group categories. STXTC accumulated 253 points with 16 athletes to win Group 3 over Impact Athletes from Atlanta, Georgia with 150 points. There were three group categories. Group 1 were teams with over 39 athletes. Group 2 were teams with 21-39 athletes, and Group 3 were teams with 20 or less athletes. In addition, Malique Smith, who just completed his freshman year at University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, earned the Most Valuable Athlete award for placing 1st in the 800m and 400m in 1:54.78 and 49.03 respectively.

VI Lottery is a proud sponsor of our athletes and their outstanding performances. For complete results, please visit: BayTaf Classic Results.

 

VI Lottery Joins in Inspiring Our Youth

Peter Bailey Brings Hip Hop Star Stalley to the St.Croix Educational Complex For NiteCapy Live taping. "Junior and Seniors from Complex and Central high schools were part of the audience and participated in the introspective discussion about achieving and maintaining success. Connecting with the youth and help to inspire them to greatness,” said Stalley, who is signed to mega-star Rick Ross Maybach Music Group.

Peter Bailey, the organizer of this event, is an alumna of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, a nationally recognized Miami-based author and journalist.

Watch the video trailer on YouTube

 

VI Lottery Supports VI Children in Chess Tournament

The 5th Edition of the CARIFTA Chess Championship was held at the Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort over the Easter Weekend. Teams from Aruba Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname played alongside USVI children under 12, 16 and 20. Hazel Acosta, a local USVI Player, won 1st place in the Under 18 category. The tournament was a huge success for the island, the USVI Chess Federation and all the children involved.

 

Proud Sponsor of St. Thomas Cricket Association Sports Match

Mabel J. Maduro, Educational Outreach Manager addresses members and guests of the STT Cricket Association's attending a Thank You reception on April 1, 2016 at Government House.

The VI Lottery supported the 7th Round PCL Match between Windward Islands Volcanoes and Leeward Islands Hurricane in February 19-22, 2016." We believe that this activity stimulates economic activity and contributes to sports tourism, it also enables a socio-cultural exchange among us as a Caribbean people", Maduro explained.

The VI Lottery supports programs in accord with its "Make A Difference Pillars: Education, Economic and Business Development and Health and Public Welfare"; which helps organizations that make a positive impact towards a better quality of life for people of the Virgin Islands.

–Mabel J. Maduro
Educational Outreach Manager

 

Proud Co-Sponsor of the VI Children’s Museum

The VI Lottery is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the Virgin Islands Children's Museum which coincides with our support of innovative, interactive education initiatives.

The VI Lottery is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the Virgin Islands Children's Museum which coincides with our support of innovative, interactive education initiatives. The museum's environment fosters explorative learning and a lifelong passion for seeking knowledge. The opening of the VI Children's Museum, was on March 18, 2016.

The VI Lottery is a sponsor of the "World Dance Party and Meditation Room," a "fantastic place of play and reflection where visitors will discover a life-size projection of the peoples of the world celebrating their existence with dance and verifying their existence through meditation."

–Mabel J. Maduro
Educational Outreach Manager

 

VI Lottery - Proud Sponsor of the VI High School Student Rocketry Club

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ELCJHS Rocketry team attended the fifth Annual White House Science STEM Fair at the White House in March 2015. From left to right: Shimeeka Stanley, Maria Heywood, Stephanie Bullock, Amari DeSouza and Gabriel St. Kitts.

Elena L. Christian Jr. High School Rocketry Club on St. Croix met with President Obama at the Annual White House STEM Fair (Science Fair) in 2015. The students spoke about their rocketry project and discussed the design components of their model. In June 2015, the rocketry team was selected as one of the five top rocketry teams in the United States and invited to compete in a NASA-sponsored S4 rocket contest in Blackrock, Nevada. The students built a small satellite and flew it on a high power rocket to almost 10,000 feet. Also in 2015, the rocketry students placed eighteen (18th) in the Team America Rocketry Challenge in Virginia, beating out 83 other schools from around the nation. This year 2016 VI Lottery will continue to support these youngsters who will again be competing in the Team America Rocketry Challenge being held in Virginia this May 2016.

“We commend these students for their advance rocketry skills and discipline in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and we support education enrichment and advancement. I am proud of these young scientists and applaud them for their successes over the years and for promoting the territory at the highest levels.”
– Juan Figueroa, Sr., Executive Director, VI Lottery

 

VI Lottery - Proud Sponsor of the VI-PR Friendship Cultural Events

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VI Lottery Executive Director, Juan Figueroa, Sr., receives recognition plaque from the Honorable Governor Kenneth E. Mapp for the organization’s significant contribution to the VI/PR Friendship Committee, “Golden Jubilee Fifty Plus One(51)” commemorative activities on St. Croix. 

VI Lottery joined the Honorable Governor Mapp, in thanking the Governor of Puerto Rico, Honorable Alejandro Garcia Padilla, Honorable Carlos Mendez Nunez, Representative of District 36 (east coast of PR), Honorable Mayors of Fajardo, Vieques and Ceiba Puerto Rico, the Desde Cero Cultural Group from Puerto Rico, artisans of the brotherhood of Puerto Rico, and our St. Croix’s Queen for embracing the opportunity to participate in the recent VI/PR Friendship festivities held on October 8-12, 2015 on St. Croix.

“We are proud to be a major sponsor of the series events to take place over the next few days which commemorates the rich cultural and economic exchange that we have maintained for so many years between the U.S. Virgin Islands and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.”
– Juan Figueroa, Sr., Executive Director, VI Lottery

VI Lottery believes in “Making A Difference” by contributing to initiatives that educate, advance economic development and strengthen the fabric of our community. 

 

VI Lottery - Proud Sponsor of the 2015 University of Virgin Islands Summer Music Camp

Keonjah Martin at 2015 UVI Summer Music CampKeonjah Martin (left) at the 2015 University of Virgin Islands Summer Music Camp: a 13 year old student of Addelita Cancryn Junior High School plays the trombone at the Emancipation Garden on St.Thomas.

Ms. Martin was one of 29 students from the U.S. Virgin Islands Territory and Eastern Caribbean islands who attended a five and half week music enrichment program from June 22 - July 31, 2015.

Since 2009, the VI Lottery has been a proud sponsor of this band and opera music camp, directed by Retired Professor of Music, Mr.Austin Venzen. At camp, the students engaged in mastering all major and minor scales, thirds and arpeggios. They participated in music theory class, music arranging class, computer work and performing in a concert and jazz band.

“I’ve been in music band for four years in school. This camp is more intense than the one in school; it has certainly enhanced my skills and tone.”
- Keonjah Martin

Ms. Martin plans to pursue a career in music: college band orchestra or instructor.

VI Lottery Presents a $5000 Donation to Youth Boxing Club of St. Croix

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