Rockhouse Foundation

Negril Area Covid Relief Fund

While COVID-19 has been reasonably well controlled in Jamaica, the island-wide shut down has hit very hard. Through our charitable arm the Rockhouse Foundation, a New York 501(c)(3) and registered Jamaican Charity, we are feeding desperate families. We have been making weekly distributions of food staples to families at each of its partnership school network in and around Negril. Working closely with the principals, Rockhouse first prioritized families enrolled in the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), a safety net program aimed at delivering benefits to the most needy and vulnerable in the society, and then has steadily expanded to include additional families struggling to meet basic nutritional needs, and elderly shut-ins without reliable or often any access to daily sustenance. Currently the foundation is making weekly food distributions and sustaining approximately 1000 people in the community with food staples.


The Rockhouse Foundation transforms the places where Jamaica’s children learn and supports the great people who teach them. Established in 2004, the Rockhouse Foundation has invested over US$5 million in transforming and modernizing seven local schools that were in desperate need of support, and completely renovated the Negril Community Library. We are committed to improving the Negril area’s learning infrastructure in order to empower the next generation.


All administrative and fundraising costs of the foundation are underwritten by Rockhouse Hotel, Skylark Negril Beach Resort, Miss Lily’s and their owners, so all donations go directly to the projects and programs. In Jamaica a dollar goes a long way – our projects would cost 10 times as much in the United States. We are on the ground directly contracting and providing oversight and management to all aspects of our projects and programs to ensure your funds and responsibly invested. The Rockhouse Foundation is an IRS approved New York 501(c)3 and a Jamaican registered charity. The foundation’s work directly impacts the lives of thousands of Negril area children and their families everyday.


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