Celebrating 10 Years
For over 10 years, the Sandals Foundation has represented a way for Sandals and Beaches to give back to our community through initiatives that support, uplift and improve the lives of the Caribbean people. That’s a decade of facing the Caribbean and fostering positive change through community, educational, and environmental projects. So, take a look at what we’ve been working on and what we have in store for the months and years ahead!
The Sandals Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International. It is the culmination of almost four decades of dedication to playing a meaningful role in the lives of the communities where we operate across the Caribbean.
Our company was born from the ethics and philosophies of our chairman, Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, who is above all a family man. Nothing means more.
To us family isn't just our blood-ties. It's our colleagues across our four brands and corporate offices too - the Sandals and Beaches family - and since the majority of our team come from our communities it stands to reason that we do all we can to make a difference in the Caribbean - because we're family.
By definition, our responsibilities to family reflect our corporate social responsibilities. We believe things can be better and we want to make them better. We believe we have contributed much through community outreach in the Caribbean over the years, but we want to do more. We know that as World's Best it's our plans, hard work, skills and innovations that put us there - but we have a responsibility to put them to work beyond our resorts too.
The Sandals Foundation is our way of better enabling us to take on more of what needs to be done in the islands where we operate by making the Caribbean the best that we can be. It is not just about gathering and spending money. We also harness our passion, energy, skills and brand power to tackle issues under three broad headings, Our Community Our Education Our Enviroment.
This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals and Beaches Resorts. Over the past decade, we have worked tirelessly to positively impact the lives of over 840,000 people across the Caribbean. With a focus on Education, Community and the Environment, we are committed to investments that create a positive and sustainable impact on the islands we call home. When you make a monetary, service or in-kind donation, you can feel good knowing that 100% of your contribution goes directly to support our programs and initiatives. We invite you to join us and #FaceTheCaribbean - together, we can make a lasting difference for the people and places of the Caribbean!
We provide both children and adults with essential tools such as scholarships, supplies, technology, literacy programmes, mentorship and teacher training, to help them reach their full potential.
We create and endorse initiatives that engage and inspire people through skills training, and tackle complex social issues head-on to strengthen communities.
We promise to raise environmental awareness, develop effective conservation practices and teach future generations how to care for their communities and preserve our surroundings.