The Montserrat Foundation, which is a US-registered charity is seeking new donors to allow it to continue to do its work on island.
Established in 1972, the foundation awards grants to any organization in Montserrat, organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, religious or educational purposes. Local disbursements are made mainly in the areas of poverty alleviation, advancement of education & religion, health promotion, preservation of antiquities & historic sites, and protection of the environment.
“With the economic downturn in the USA and elsewhere, the finances of the foundation have dwindled, but the needs have not,” the charity’s website notes.
Community groups and organisations such as the Golden Years Home for the Elderly, the Montserrat National Trust, the Montserrat Red Cross, St. Augustine School Roman Catholic, the University of the West Indies School of Continuing Studies, and the Brades Arts and Education Centre have received grants from the foundation.
Their most recent beneficiaries were the Saint Martin De Porres Church Repair Fund, the Montserrat Girl Guides, and the Brades Pentecostal Church.
According to the foundation’s website, donations and gifts are welcome in any form and from any quarter. These can be in the form of endowments – gifts using earnings only; donations specified for an area of interest such as health or education; and gifts to be disbursed at the discretion of the Grants Committee. Donations have also been made in the form of property in Montserrat.
Donations can be sent to:
The Montserrat Foundation, 225 West 106th Street, New York City, New York 10025, United States of America.
Website – www.montserratfoundation.com