WHO WE ARE
The Jamaica Foundation is a non-profit, educational and cultural 501-(C)(3) organization in Houston, dedicated to strengthening the cultural ties between Caribbean people and the Houston community.
The mission of the Jamaica Foundation of Houston is: “To promote cultural understanding, education, and volunteerism”.
Our program, supported by individuals and companies in the community, will further the aims of the Jamaica Foundation and strengthen ties between the Caribbean and Texas. We participate in many cross-cultural activities. In 2006, Jamaica was featured at the Houston International Festival and our organization was a key to I-fest’s success that year. We have awarded more than 200 scholarships to young adults attending four-year colleges and universities. Following the damage done by severe hurricanes, we have collected and shipped many 40-foot containers of medical supplies, medical equipment, food, clothing, and building supplies to communities in Jamaica. In Houston, we also supported displaced Jamaicans forced to evacuate from New Orleans following hurricane Katrina. Those families were provided with funds for rent, food, clothing, furniture, an automobile, and college enrollment to complete a degree. We have also funded and built a library for Clarksonville All Age School in St. Ann, Jamaica. Our Annual Gala is held on a Saturday close to the first Monday of August and is a major event in our community. The Jamaica Foundation of Houston and the Honorary Jamaican Consul in Houston present the formal celebration of Jamaica’s Anniversary of Independence. We continue to assess new opportunities to meet the needs of the community we serve.