Grace Kennedy Foundation
Address: 69½ Harbor Street, Kingston
Telephone: (876) 922-3440-9
Fax: (876) 967-2045
Web Site: http://www.gracekennedy.com/grace/corp_Citizenship_GS.htm
In 1982, to mark its 60th Anniversary, Grace Kennedy Limited established the Grace, Kennedy Foundation as a Corporate-endowed Foundation. The Foundation began with an initial grant of $500,000 provided by its parent company, and with Sir Herbert Duffus as its Chairman. The mission statement for the Foundation, formulated in 1997, redirected the members to "actively promote National Development primarily by supporting appropriate educational programmes and processes."
The Grace Kennedy Foundation provides assistance only in the form of financial grants. Grants are made for charitable purposes to organizations or recognized groups of individuals which operate on a non-profit or charitable basis. The merit of a project is considered mainly in terms of its evidence of sound planning, its cost effectiveness, and the structure of its management committee and the involvement of a cross-section of individuals in the community.