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Cane Bay Cares’ Altruistic Beginnings

Cane Bay Cares’ dedication to long-term support came on the heels of the devastating September of 2017, which saw the United States Virgin Islands battered by successive category 5 hurricanes.

Cane Bay Cares started as a $1 million fundraising campaign that provided direct relief to the citizens of St. Croix and the surrounding U.S. Virgin Islands, helping them recover from the aftermath of the hurricanes’ destruction. Initially offering generators to organizations, community centers and churches, Cane Bay Cares contributions later expanded to offering food and other essentials to devastated citizens.

Thanks to philanthropic efforts like the Cane Bay Cares Initiative, the U.S. Virgin Islands are on the road to recovery from this historic pairing of natural disasters. Since its establishment in 2017, Cane Bay Cares has dedicated its charity program to making a lasting positive impact on St. Croix and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Cane Bay Cares Beyond Hurricane Maria and Irma

Just because Hurricanes Maria and Irma are largely in the rearview mirror does not mean that Cane Bay Cares has ceased their humanitarian endeavors. 

Co-Founders of Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP, David Johnson and Kirk Chewning, established this initiative for their beloved island of St. Croix. Their connection to the island is reflected in the various efforts in which their initiative is an active participant. 

Aside from their monumental hurricane relief effort, their charitable actions include donations to roof repair programs and educational institutions like the University of The Virgin Islands, among many others. 

An Award Winning Initiative That Invests in the Island’s Future

Cane Bay Cares is an award winning charitable giving foundation partnered with the St. Croix Foundation. On Saturday, March 30 2019, it was crowned Charitable Organization of the Year by the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce during the organization’s annual Awards Gala. 

The winning of this award is rather timely as it comes on the eve of developing a project-based learning, after-school program called Operation Inspire. Operation Inspire is just one example of many investments that the Cane Bay Cares initiative has undergone. 


Examples of developmental programs that the initiative has supported include contribution to The World Ocean School, the Coral Reef Academy, Project Promise, and each of the island’s junior high schools. 

Get Involved Today

Your donation or participation represents an immediate impact to Virgin Islanders in need and an investment in the Island’s future. You have the opportunity to positively influence your fellow citizen’s lives with each donation or your volunteer work. You can follow your donation by following Cane Bay Cares on Facebook or signing up for our newsletter.

In fiscal partnership with the St. Croix Foundation, a longstanding local 501c3 nonprofit, donations to Cane Bay Cares are 100 percent tax-deductible and directly benefit St. Croix.


Cane Bay Cares is a service initiative of St. Croix-based Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP. Cane Bay Cares was established after three strong hurricanes, including two Category 5 storms, Irma and Maria, caused much damage to St. Croix during September 2017. The initiative has a goal of providing relief to the citizens of St. Croix. To make this possible, we have partnered with St. Croix Foundation, which is a 501c3 nonprofit that was established in 1990. All donations to Cane Bay Cares are donations to St. Croix Foundation and are 100% tax deductible.

Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP was formed in June 2009 and founded by internationally experienced business executives with many years of experience in the financial services industry. Focusing our efforts primarily in the financial services industry, our management consulting practice specializes in providing services to clients in need of sophisticated risk management models, debt collections organizations which require liquidation models and analytics, and portfolio management companies desiring a variety of services.

Since 1990, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development has been advancing holistic community development as a pathway to economic prosperity, self-sufficiency, and sustainability. Established in the wake of Hurricane Hugo, today the Foundation is one of the premier place-based philanthropic leaders in the Virgin Islands. Having served as the conduit of over $37 million private and public sector dollars invested into the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Foundation’s impact has netted national recognition in almost every priority area – from economic development and community revitalization to public health, education reform, and nonprofit development. Our mission is to encourage greater philanthropic activity, to marshal resources, and to act as a catalyst to benefit the people of the Virgin Islands.

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