Sponsorships, Donations, Contributions and Free
Use of Port Authority Property
The Virgin Islands Port Authority believes in
giving back to our local and national communities,
and is a strong supporter of many charitable
foundations, events and activities. The following
guidelines will help you submit a request for
advertising support, donations or sponsorship of
your activity. Please read the guidelines carefully
to determine whether your request meets our
Please note that we receive a large number of
applications each year, and regret that we are
unable to fill all requests.
The goal of the VI Port Authority’s giving
program is to contribute to the well-being of our
communities and those who live in them. As an
organization, we have decided to focus our support
in the following target areas:
1. Events that enhance the U.S. Virgin Islands’
travel and tourism industry
2. Events that contribute to the U.S. Virgin
3. Charities and activities targeted towards
children, disadvantaged youths and schools
4. Earth and environmentally friendly causes
5. Health care
- All requests for sponsorship or a donation
must be submitted to the VI Port Authority’s
public information officer in writing at least
eight weeks prior to your event or activity.
- All requests are subject to the approval of
the VI Port Authority executive director.
- Applicants should clearly outline how the
funds or services provided will be used and how
the Virgin Islands Port Authority will be
publically acknowledged for our contribution.
- The Virgin Islands Port Authority does not
support political parties, groups or events.
If your request is approved:
Upon approval of your request, you must contact
our public relations office immediately to complete:
new vendor form if you have never done
business with the VI Port Authority, and
(2.) A W-9 form for tax purposes.
Download the W9 form here.
Your donation check will not be processed until you
complete and return these forms.
Checks are processed by VIPA’s accounting office,
and will be issued within 30 days after the date of
approval by VIPA’s executive director.
If your request is denied:
We regretfully cannot fund as many charitable and
worthy causes as we would like to due to budget
restrictions. You may contact our public relations
office if you wish to discuss other ways we might be
able to assist your organization.
Public Information Officer
Virgin Islands Port Authority
P.O. Box 301707
St. Thomas, VI 00803
Tel: (340) 774-1629
Fax: (340) 714-1492
Download a copy of our Sponsorship & Donation Policy