OUR BELIEF

We believe that increasing attainment of higher education across the country is key to the development of a prosperous, healthy and peaceful Bahamas.

OUR PROGRAMMES

Our programmes are designed to yield palpable, long-term results. Each programme is aimed at providing learning opportunities for Bahamian children, young adults, families, and communities who will benefit the most.

FOCUS

Scholarships

Cultillas Scholars

Grants

OUR IMPACT

Lyford Cay Foundations rely entirely on the generosity of our donors – like-minded individuals, corporations and private grant-making organizations – to carry out our work of transforming lives through education.

Close to $50 million invested into the lives of Bahamians since 1969.

OUR STORIES

Every day I am given the opportunity to do work that matters.  What could be more rewarding than seeing the part you play in positively affect the future – one Bahamian at a time?

Maureen French Managing Director

2017-01-21T17:13:32+00:00

Maureen French Managing Director

Every day I am given the opportunity to do work that matters.  What could be more rewarding than seeing the part you play in positively affect the future – one Bahamian at a time?
I am delighted to be working in an area which is so meaningful to me, and able to contribute in some way to the future success of The Bahamas – our young people.

Felicity Humblestone Programme Director, FOCUS

2017-01-21T17:20:19+00:00

Felicity Humblestone Programme Director, FOCUS

I am delighted to be working in an area which is so meaningful to me, and able to contribute in some way to the future success of The Bahamas – our young people.
FOCUS is fun. The activities are fun and so are the energizers. With our projects we are doing plenty.  We are trying to figure out the answers to global warming and floods. FOCUS is like school because it’s fun.

Adrian Munroe Class of 2024

2017-01-21T17:22:47+00:00

Adrian Munroe Class of 2024

FOCUS is fun. The activities are fun and so are the energizers. With our projects we are doing plenty.  We are trying to figure out the answers to global warming and floods. FOCUS is like school because it’s fun.
I want to set an example that all other young people would want to follow.

DeCordre Johnson Class of 2019

2017-01-21T17:24:29+00:00

DeCordre Johnson Class of 2019

I want to set an example that all other young people would want to follow.
Our country needs energy security. It’s taken hard work, dedication, tears, and staying up all night to get this point.

Samuel Samón Thompson  LCF Undergraduate

2017-01-21T17:27:49+00:00

Samuel Samón Thompson  LCF Undergraduate

Our country needs energy security. It’s taken hard work, dedication, tears, and staying up all night to get this point.
This scholarship is helping me fulfill my dream of becoming an Epidemiologist, which is someone who helps stop the spread of health epidemics. I want to establish one of the best healthcare systems not just in the country, but in the region.

Brianna Tinker LCF Undergraduate

2017-01-21T17:30:18+00:00

Brianna Tinker LCF Undergraduate

This scholarship is helping me fulfill my dream of becoming an Epidemiologist, which is someone who helps stop the spread of health epidemics. I want to establish one of the best healthcare systems not just in the country, but in the region.
I'm thankful for our donors who give so generously and who believe in students like myself who understand how important an education is

Alexandrya McClain LCF Technical

2016-11-06T02:11:20+00:00

Alexandrya McClain LCF Technical

I'm thankful for our donors who give so generously and who believe in students like myself who understand how important an education is
We express our appreciation to Lyford Cay Foundations for your invaluable assistance in making our recent camp a tremendous success!  It would have been impossible to have affected so many children without your partnership, and for that, all of us at Basketball Smiles are eternally grateful.

Basketball Smiles

2017-01-21T17:34:08+00:00

Basketball Smiles

We express our appreciation to Lyford Cay Foundations for your invaluable assistance in making our recent camp a tremendous success!  It would have been impossible to have affected so many children without your partnership, and for that, all of us at Basketball Smiles are eternally grateful.
Camp has been a memorable transformational experience for participants, staff and volunteers.  Everyone has experienced at least one thing they had never done before such as hiking, bird watching, snorkeling, yoga and camping. Children are learning accountability and personal responsibility and what it takes to work as a team towards one unified goal.

Bahamas National Trust

2017-01-21T17:36:48+00:00

Bahamas National Trust

Camp has been a memorable transformational experience for participants, staff and volunteers.  Everyone has experienced at least one thing they had never done before such as hiking, bird watching, snorkeling, yoga and camping. Children are learning accountability and personal responsibility and what it takes to work as a team towards one unified goal.
My heart is full with gratitude for my many experiences – all by being a part of such an incredible network.

Jeffrey Meris (Class of 2015)

2016-11-06T02:12:41+00:00

Jeffrey Meris (Class of 2015)

My heart is full with gratitude for my many experiences – all by being a part of such an incredible network.
As a Scholar, I’ve benefitted from the generosity of the Foundation and its donors. I hope many others will benefit just as I did, and use the opportunity to impact their personal lives, professions, and country positively.

Damian Forbes, Lyford Cay Scholar

2017-01-09T22:38:53+00:00

Damian Forbes, Lyford Cay Scholar

As a Scholar, I’ve benefitted from the generosity of the Foundation and its donors. I hope many others will benefit just as I did, and use the opportunity to impact their personal lives, professions, and country positively.
I remain convinced that supporting tertiary education is the best investment in a nation’s future.

Catharina Birchall

2017-01-09T22:40:39+00:00

Catharina Birchall

I remain convinced that supporting tertiary education is the best investment in a nation’s future.
In considering non-profits who had similar beliefs (to our Foundation) and served Bahamian youth, Lyford Cay Foundations have a clear track record of executing programmes with positive results.

 

Vanessa Kerzner

2017-01-09T22:43:00+00:00

Vanessa Kerzner

In considering non-profits who had similar beliefs (to our Foundation) and served Bahamian youth, Lyford Cay Foundations have a clear track record of executing programmes with positive results.  
As an Alumna, it gives me a great sense of pride, honor and joy to now be able to give back to the institution that has had a mammoth impact on my life.

Chara Roberts, Lyford Cay Scholar

2017-01-09T22:47:21+00:00

Chara Roberts, Lyford Cay Scholar

As an Alumna, it gives me a great sense of pride, honor and joy to now be able to give back to the institution that has had a mammoth impact on my life.
It is an honour to be part of the generosity of the Foundation as you always manage to do ‘the right thing.’

Terry and Eileen Kistler

2017-01-09T23:01:13+00:00

Terry and Eileen Kistler

It is an honour to be part of the generosity of the Foundation as you always manage to do ‘the right thing.’