Making A Difference

The Jamaica Foundation of Houston is involved in educational, charitable and civic activities with institutions and individuals in the greater Houston community as well as in Jamaica.

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Below is a list of some of our support and participation currently and in the recent past:

  • March of Dimes—March for Babies—We have sponsored, supported and participated in this event annually for many years.
  • College scholarships for students at local universities—based on merit and need, we have supported more than 200 scholarships thus far.
  • Dyslexia Intervention Training—sponsored workshops in Jamaica for English teacher training to identify and mediate students with dyslexia, using resource professionals from the Neuhaus Center and St. Thomas University in Houston.
  • Educational materials and supplies for schools and libraries in Jamaica—computers, fax machine and books as well as classroom supplies.
  • School Library in Jamaica—built a separate Library building on the campus of an all-age school in Clarksonville, St. Ann, Jamaica.
  • Supported Hurricane Katrina families—provided food, clothing, furniture, rent, automobile and college tuition fees for families from Louisiana relocated in Houston.
  • Hurricane Disaster Relief Supplies—provided and shipped many 40-foot containers of medical equipment, food, clothing and other supplies to Jamaica after several hurricanes.
  • Supported the founding of a secondary school in Haiti after the earthquake disaster.
  • Participation, support and membership in community organizations—
  1. Honorary Jamaican Consulate in Houston
  2. Houston/Missouri City Domino Club
  3. Jamaica Nurses Repair of the Breach
  4. Africa Cancer Care
  5. Children Are First Heart Gift Houston
  6. Dallas West Indies United Association
  7. Caribbean Chamber of Commerce
  8. Galveston Chamber of Commerce
  9. Houston I-Fest
  10. Caribbean American Foundation of Texas


JAMAICA FOUNDATION OF HOUSTON 501-(C)(3) non-profit organization