The Rockhouse Foundation is dedicated to transforming the places where Jamaica’s children learn and supporting the great people who teach them, directly impacting the lives of thousands of young people and their families. Since its inception in 2004, the Foundation has invested over US $6.5 million building, expanding and renovating six Negril area public schools and the Negril Community Library. All administrative and marketing costs of the foundation are underwritten by Rockhouse Hotel, Skylark Negril Beach Resort, Miss Lily’s and their owners, meaning all donations go directly to the projects and programs.
The Rockhouse Foundation directly impacts the lives of thousands of young people and their families in western Jamaica.
The Foundation has transformed and modernized six schools throughout Western Jamaica: Moreland Hill Primary and Infant Schools, Negril All Age School, Negril Basic School, Little Bay All Age and Infant Schools, Bunch of Stars Early Childhood Institute and Savanna-la-Mar Inclusive Academy (Sav Inclusive), in addition to the complete renovation and expansion of the Negril Community Library. During the COVID pandemic the Foundation has been making weekly food distributions, delivering over 200 tons of food and sustaining over 1000 people weekly, by far Jamaica’s most expansive and sustained initiative.
Since its inception in 2003, the Foundation has completely transformed and modernized six schools: Moreland Hill Primary and Infant Schools, Negril All Age School, Negril Basic School, Little Bay All Age and Infant Schools, Bunch of Stars E.C.I., and Savanna-la-Mar Inclusive Infant Academy (SIIA), in addition to the complete renovation and expansion of the Negril Community Library.
Events & Fundraising
Rockhouse Foundation is currently fundraising for it’s “Teach Di Yutes Campaign 2021-2022”, the online GoFundMe established to primarily fund the planned expansion at the Sav Inclusive School scheduled for Summer 2022.
Throughout the year the Rockhouse Foundation holds a series of virtual and in real life events and fundraisers including special chef driven dinners, the annual raffle drawn during the summer, and our major annual fundraiser in New York at the Public Theater, usually in October or November.
The annual fundraiser in New York later in the year is the cornerstone of the fundraising calendar and features updates on the foundation’s work in Jamaica, an incredible seated dinner and a live reggae music performance. Past performances have included Shaggy, Sean Paul, Third World, Toots and the Maytals, Barrington Levy, Tarrus Riley, Tonya Stevens, Gyptian, Marcia Griffiths, Kymani Marley and many more. With Rockhouse, Skylark and Miss Lily’s paying all the event’s expenses, every dollar donated on the evening goes directly to our projects and programs.
Six-Time James Beard Award Winning Chef
“I am a huge fan of what the whole Rockhouse family has put together with the inclusion of the community… I love the foundation, I love its mission, I love the inclusive environment.”
Grammy Award Winning Reggae Artist
“Bigging up the Rockhouse Foundation, respect due to you for true for all the things you are doing in Western Jamaica for the kids… Uplift!”
Jamaica’s Former Minster of Education
“Rockhouse Foundation… thank-you for your friendship and generosity…thousands are being uplifted through your support”
LATEST NEWS ON THE ROCKHOUSE FOUNDATION
Our team puts together a series of blog posts updating you on developments with the foundation including the latest on the projects, reports on our events, and information around how you can get involved.
2019-20 Annual Report
In 2020 the Rockhouse Foundation celebrated its 16th year of transforming learning environments in and around Negril Jamaica and continued its support for the great men and women who teach the next generation.
MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT
There are a number of ways to get involved:
Donate Today through our secure server.
General School Wish List On your next trip to Negril, pack with the children in mind and bring some school supplies with you.
Amazon Smile While shopping at Amazon, set up Rockhouse Foundation as your charity and they will donate 0.5% of your purchases to the Rockhouse Foundation.
Visit us while in Negril. Join the Rockhouse Foundation tour, with buses departing from Rockhouse Hotel & Spa on the cliffs and Skylark Negril Beach Resort. To confirm times, please contact us email@example.com.
IRS approved 501(c)3 Rockhouse Foundation is a New York based charity focused on education in Jamaica. Rockhouse Foundation is also a Jamaican Government approved charity.