Individual commitment to a group effort -- 

that is what makes a team work, a company work,

 a society, a civilization work."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vince Lombardi

BVF'S HISTORY

 

Beyond Visions Foundation (BVF) is a 20-year grassroots public charity foundation incorporated in the U.S. Virgin Islands (VI) on November 1997. BVF is in the U.S. Virgin Islands, an unincorporated territory of the United States of America nestled among Caribbean island nations. BVFs long-term goal is to become a grant-making and intermediary foundation that conduct board mission-driven goals by providing their program-related grants that ultimately enhance the quality of life to our constituents: not-for-profits organizations deddicated in providing evidemced-based programs to the will improvie the social and economic outcome of low-come youths living in poverty and single-headed, low-to-moderate income families residing in underserve communities, our planet and the environment we, including all the earths inhabitants, including our general and endangered species.

BVFs governance is comprised of seven dedicated board members, professional and certified consultants and volunteers with years of experience and training in all areas of not-for-profit goverance and management. BVF provides capacity building training, grant services and technical assistance for not-for-profits. By supporting us through general and program contributions,  BVFs vision, mission, and goals will be realized by contributing to systemic changes that enhance and enrich the quality of life for all stakeholders, particularly the underserved.

 

Our logo symbolizes both our commitment and the need to seek beyond the conventional approaches to addressing our goals. The approaches we choose have meaningful impacts that achieve systemic changes while respecting cultural values.  

 


Objectives:

  • Build organizational capacity through direct or indirect support
  • Strengthen the leadership skills of non-profit organizations through technical assistance and capacity building training opportunities
  • Support non-profit organizations through sharing resources and mentoring opportunities
  • Promote and encourage opportunities for collaborations among like-minded non-profit organizations

 

GOAL 2: Economic and Financial Literacy

To build and improve the economic and financial conditions of low to moderate income families


Objectives:

  • Help low-income head of households build asset wealth through financial literacy training presentations and other related opportunities and activities
  • Partner with grassroots organizations, financial institutions and other agenies that serve low-income families to support self sufficiency programs and initiativesI

 

Goal 3: Positive Youth & Family Development

To advance career and employment opportunities for at-risk youth that will increase the likelihood for educational success and concurrently reduce school dropout, juvenile delinquency rates, teen pregnancy, gang involvement and youth violence. Supportive family structure and engagement is key to the success of this goal.

 

Objectives:

  • Conduct activities that develop critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Expose at risk youth to peer-led project-based and service learning experiences that increase their expectations for a viable future
  • Provide enrichment activities that supplement academic disciplines
  • Foster an environment that nurtures, encourages and contributes to positive relationships of at risk youth and their families
  • Expose at risk youth to unconventional employment and career alternatives, including entrepreneurship
  • Promote activities that develop new learning skills and advances traditional ones
  • Engage at risk youth and their families in activities that provide team building, networking, communication, and other soft skills


GOAL 4: Environmental Education, Advocacy, and Stewardship

BVF seeks and supports opportunities to advance the protection and conservation of the environment and assist stakeholders through such pathways as educational awareness campaigning and advocacy.

 

Objectives:

  • Promote conservation of native plants, animals and their habitats and resource conservation
  • Develop and deliver peer-led environmental education presentations and programs for youth that promotes environmental stewardship
  • Promote the conservation and protection of historical and indigenous resources
  • Promote the awareness of and advocacy for the environment through the media

 

GOAL 5: Standards of Excellence

To adopt, achieve, and maintain standards of excellence and ethics in all foundation projects and partner relationships.

 

Objectives:

  • Provide superior services to the non-profit community
  • Maintain the highest professional standards of board and staff
  • Conduct and promote activities and programs that are philanthropically mission-driven
  • Maximize the allocation of resources by engaging in collaborative efforts and partnerships whenever possible
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