Jamaica Foundation of Houston

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The Jamaica Foundation of Houston is a 501(c3) non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the cultural ties between Caribbean people and the Houston community.


Our heart goes out to the family of Daria Taylor, our dear friend and supporter of the Foundation. Daria passed away the morning of January 29, 2023. May Daria’s soul rest in peace and her family find strength during this time. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolences to Dr. Debbie Evans and family for the loss of her mother Marlene Evans, this February 2023. May the family find comfort during this difficult time.

General Meeting

Join us for our General Meeting at 7 pm CT on Friday, February 17, 2023. The Foundation is seeking volunteers to plan and support this year’s events. By serving on a committee (ex. membership, fundraising, and event planning), we may have more of an impact on the community. Volunteer with us and help us fulfill our mission of promoting cultural understanding, education, and volunteerism!

Volunteer with us for upcoming 2023 events.

Fill out this form >> click here

45th Annual Original MLK Parade

Members and friends of the Jamaica Foundation of Houston participated in the 45th Annual Original MLK Parade in Downtown Houston on January 16, 2023! The parade started at the intersection of Smith and Lamar streets in Downtown Houston, with Mayor Sylvester Turner serving as the 2023 parade grand marshal. Our volunteers helped to make the event a success!



Join a Committee

Join a committee and take an active part in your community. Share your experience and motivation for the cause you care about!

Sign up to volunteer >> Google Forms

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ~ Muhammad Ali

Jamaica Diamond Jubilee Independence Gala

Members and friends of the Jamaica Foundation of Houston celebrated Jamaica’s 60th Year of Independence themed “Re-Igniting a Nation” at our Annual Gala on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 7 o’clock in the evening. The gala was held at India House – Houston. Guests enjoyed a formal affair with dinner, dance, and silent auction. The Gala is our preeminent social and fundraising event of the year and funds raised from this event supports our Scholarship Fund.


Jamaica Independence Gala Souvenir Booklet

2022 Booklet by by OneLoveCaribbean and cover design by Mr. Sylvanus Donaie and Ms. Karlene Rose

Each year, we invite individuals and businesses to partner with us on our scholarship and cultural events by advertising in our Jamaica Independence GALA Souvenir Booklet.

Click here to view >>

We look forward to you advertising with us next year!



We are committed to the health and safety of members and friends of the Jamaica Foundation of Houston, and will continue to follow the CDC COVID-19 protocols.

Please take advantage of these resources:

  • Family Houston at https://www.familyhouston.org/
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevent at https://www.cdc.gov/
  • West Houston Assistance Ministries at https://whamministries.org/
  • Windsor Village United Methodist Church at https://www.umc.org
  • Second Mile at https://www.secondmile.org/
  • The Legacy Church at https://thelegacychurch.com in Sugarland
  • First Methodist Houston at https://www.fmhouston.com at Beltway 8
  • Consulate General of Jamaica | Miami, Florida

*Eligible people can also contact their health care provider directly for information about how to receive the vaccine.

A Jamaica Foundation Promoting Education & Understanding

We are a cultural and educational community resource focused on strengthening ties and awareness between the people of Houston and Jamaica.

We are involved in educational, charitable and civic activities with institutions and individuals in the greater Houston community as well as in Jamaica. Our Jamaica Foundation works with the March of Dimes, Dyslexia Intervention Training, Hurricane Disaster Relief and with many other charitable groups. We connect and participate with local organizations in events, fundraisers and by providing educational resources to the people of Jamaica.

Promoting cultural understanding, education and Volunteerism.

Click Here to Donate to Our Organization or read more about our Jamaican Foundation.

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