GraceKennedy Foundation


The GraceKennedy Foundation was established in 1982 to mark the 60th anniversary of GraceKennedy & Company Limited. The Foundation began with an initial grant of $500,000 provided by its parent company, and with Sir Herbert Duffus as its Chairman. The first few years were formative in nature. The early months were spent in developing policy …


Information on GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme

The GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme is an internship programme offered to qualified applicants of Jamaican lineage and includes educational, professional as well as cultural exposure for applicants in the working environment. Specifically, successful candidates will be accommodated in assigned GraceKennedy business offices and will have the opportunity of working among the management and staff of …


Information on Grants

The GraceKennedy 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, the structure of …


Scholarship Information

Applications open May 1, 2023 (Excluding GraceKennedy Digital Institute scholarship)


Public Lecture Series

A project of the GraceKennedy Foundation that has become highly regarded and which has impacted nationally is the annual public lecture series. Since 1989, the Foundation has invited a person of distinction to lecture on a subject of political, economic or social concern to Jamaica and the Caribbean. It is the aim of the Foundation …