Our Mission

Four Decades of Dedication

The Sandals Foundations is a non-profit* organization launched in March 2009 to help Sandals Resorts International continue to make a difference in the lives of our people.

*501(c)(3) - United States, CTA Sandals Foundation Canada, UK registered charity

We are commited to investments that create a positive and sustainable impact on our communities and surroundings.

Moreover, we are working closely with neighbors, civic leaders, team members, travellers and partners to harness resources, energy, skills and passion in our lasting commitment to the Caribbean.

President's Message

For more than four decades, Sandals Resorts International has been involved in giving back to the local communities in the Islands we call home. The establishment of the Sandals Foundation became a structured approach to making positive change within the areas of Education, Community and Environment. Today, our 501c3 is a true philanthropic extension of the brand; an arm that spreads the gospel of inspiring hope across every corner of the Caribbean.

For us, inspiring hope is more than a philosophy; it is a call to action. It is about equipping our people with confidence, empowerment and fulfillment, while providing communities with real, sustainable solutions to the problems they encounter each day. We, in turn, are inspired daily by their resilience, their creativity and their tenacity to achieve a better life. Our immeasurable rewards have been the progress and success of our programs and the beneficiaries.

I am so proud and thankful of the Sandals Foundation family and our dedicated partners, volunteers and community leaders for making positive changes possible. As you take a look through our site, we hope you’ll take away the essence of what it means to ‘Inspire Hope’ and how you can help make a difference!


Adam Stewart

President of the Board

Sandals Foundation

Our work


Our mission is to provide both children and adults with the tools they need to cultivate the future. We take on initiatives that promote literacy, contribute to technological advancement in schools, provide mentorship opportunities, develop training for teachers, donate supplies and educational materials and award deserving students.
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Along with dedicated partners, private donors, civic leaders and local activists, we are creating and endorsing initiatives that uplift, engage and inspire change. We are tackling complex issues such as violence and poverty through education providing opportunites for at-risk youth, granting access to free healthcare and providing employment training.
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The Sandals Foundation is taking a leadership role in preserving the unique surroundings we love by raising environmental awareness, teaching future generations how to care for their home, developing groundbreaking initiatives and implementing effective conservation practices at all Sandas and Beaches Resorts.
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Our family tree

Sandals Foundation

Board of directors


  • Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart
  • Hon. Adam Stewart
  • Jaime Stewart-McConnell
  • Gary Sadler
  • Robert Stewart
  • Dmitri Singh
  • Keith Collister
  • Heidi Clarke


  • Lourdes Blanco
  • Peter Blum
  • Don Daly
  • Elizabeth Kaiser
  • Nelson Penalver
  • Melvin Ming
  • Marsha Middleton


  • Adam Stewart
  • Jaime Stewart-McConnell
  • Dmitri Singh
  • Mischa Mills
  • Keith Collister
  • Paul Soutter
  • Karl Thompson


  • Maureen Barnes-Smith
  • Annita Allen-Gordon
  • Gerry Kinasz
  • Michael Thompson

Our partners

The Sandals Foundation works with major nonprofit and corporate partners to increase the effectiveness of its activities. From day one, we’re proud to have had the support of some of the most recognizable global companies in both the tourism and not-for-profit sector.

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