Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. and The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation are philanthropic organisations that believe that increasing educational attainment across the country is key to the development of a prosperous, healthy and peaceful Bahamas.
Since 1969, the Foundations have invested more than $45 million in the Bahamian community through our FOCUS, Scholarships, Cutillas Scholars and Grants programmes. Each programme is aimed at providing learning opportunities for Bahamian children, young adults, families, and communities who will benefit the most.
We are disciplined in what we fund, how we deliver our programmes, how we measure results, and how we adapt to changing times. We are committed to acting with integrity and transparency, and to being excellent stewards of our donors, their gifts, and all whom we serve.
We rely entirely on the generosity of our donors to carry out our work of transforming lives through education.
Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc and The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation are registered public charities in the U.S. and Canada, respectfully.
The kindness of others makes our work possible and in turn transforms the lives of those we serve. Generous donors created and support Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. and The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation. We are proud of the impact we have in The Bahamas, and proud to participate in this important work.
We value relationships. We are honoured to have the support of our family of donors and are diligent in safeguarding their donations and privacy. We are careful in the management of all donations and require a high standard of performance for all our programmes.
We act with integrity and transparency. We are accountable to our Board, donors and clients. We build trust by being truthful, open and respectful in all our interactions with Directors, donors, professional team members, volunteers, applicants, beneficiaries and other partners.
We are disciplined, capable of developing strategies, setting priorities, organising resources, delivering programming and monitoring our progress. We measure and communicate impact. We provide sustainable programmes that uphold our commitments to our clients and benefactors.
We maintain high quality programmes and practices in accordance with the best current knowledge and research. We evaluate what we do and invite feedback to improve our procedures and service.
We are passionately committed to our purpose, in which we believe wholeheartedly. Fostering learning opportunities for children, families, young adults and communities is inspirational work. We are honoured to do the work we do.
Our clients, supporters and beneficiaries are priority. We serve them with warmth, fairness, and respect. We commit to creating positive experiences for them through every interaction.
We work in teams. We value the diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and point of view of those with whom we work, those who support us and those we serve. We recognize that great teams are built from excellent communication and upon a foundation of trust and respect. Therefore, we communicate clearly and appropriately and listen with respect to all voices.
Growth cultivates success. We measure to learn, and we learn to grow. Our learning is ongoing. We are capable of analysing, measuring, monitoring and responding to shifts in our environment. We adapt to meet the changing needs of those we serve.
Our supporters, teams, partners, and beneficiaries work hard towards realizing milestones of our vision. We celebrate these milestones. We believe such celebration honours the generosity that underpins all that we do.