Chukka Foundation

Our Mission Statement

“We are dedicated to achieving lasting, positive changes to the lives of children, youth and families, including our Chukka families, in their local communities. Empowering through education and scholarships; improving lives and offering philanthropic support; promoting responsible and compassionate care towards animal welfare.”

About Us

The Chukka Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Chukka, strives to be responsible to the communities which we live and work in. We recognize that as a large organization, we have the ability to make an effective difference in our communities.

We have had a registered Foundation since 2008 and we take great pride in the aid we have extended to our communities in key areas that allow them to achieve long term sustainability and improve lives.

Chukka Foundation
Chukka Foundation


Children need a good quality education to reach their full potential, however for many children there are challenges beyond their reach, even learning basic skills like reading.

Dedicated and determined to make a difference, the Chukka Foundation has made it a consistent priority to support the community with scholarships for local students. Providing assistance to schools by improving classroom facilities and supporting children with much needed school supplies is considered a high priority.

The Chukka Foundation aims to focus on helping children to read and we welcome support and involvement to nurture our schools and libraries needs.

“It takes a village to raise a child”

Through your donations, our fundraising efforts, partnering with local companies and agencies, we are proud to be working with our community schools to provide the help they need.

Supporting our Communities and Families

With approximately 600 members of staff working across Jamaica at our seven Chukka locations, The Chukka Foundation appreciates our team of employees and community members.

We want to make a positive contribution to our communities resulting in a better place to live and work for Chukka, our employees and the people who live there already.

The Chukka Foundation offers aid in the development of the rural communities that our guests visit throughout Jamaica, Belize and Grand Turk.

Our goal is to assist these communities to achieve long term sustainability as an integral part of the tourism sector.

Chukka Foundation
Chukka Foundation

Support is given to our communities:

  • The Carvell McDonald Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017. A full scholarship offered to local students, we are keen to extend to more students as our funding allows us to.
  • Supporting our local hospitals and regional health programmes to improve their facilities and services.
  • Artisan Programme – promoting and encouraging the talented artisans in our communities to grow. This has been a new programme that we have recently set-up to support local artisans who make handmade crafts as their primary source of income. Helping small craft persons or groups to earn an income, develop their work skills and build their trademark and brand. The beautiful and original handmade crafts are available for purchase at our location gift shops in the Foundation Section.
  • Environmental Awareness Programmes. Participating in events such as the International Coastal Cleanup Day (Jamaica Environmental Trust) has been one of the popular programmes with the Chukka team. Encouraging our staff, students and our community members to volunteer and build up environmental awareness.

Animal Welfare

Animal welfare is an important emerging global issue and the Chukka Foundation is keen to provide assistance in making a difference especially as we have furry friends at some of our Chukka tour locations!

We are committed to promoting animal welfare and reducing the overpopulation of strays and street cats and dogs within our communities with Spay & Neuter Clinics.

Spay & Neutering Clinics have been beneficial with the Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (J.S.P.C.A.) and the Chukka Foundation sponsors and actively participates with this much needed community service.

his programme is offered free of cost to pet owners of low income families and pensioners.

Working with The Montego Bay Animal Haven, a registered non-profit organization serving stray and abandoned animals, we offer our support with fundraising and educational programmes in schools.

Education about the humane treatment of animals is vital and through children, school programmes empower young people to take positive action. Awareness in regards to care, humane treatment of animals and the importance of spay and neuter clinics.

Chukka Foundation
Chukka Foundation

Polo Charity Event

The Chukka Foundation and Hanover Charities host their signature, social fundraising affair – The Polo Charity Event every February at Chukka Sandy Bay in Hanover.

As Jamaica’s most prestigious and largest Polo Charity Event, the fundraising affair benefits the Chukka Foundation and Hanover Charities in their philanthropic efforts to continue supporting education, health programs, local student scholarships and assisting communities in need.

The Polo Event is a family-focused, quintessentially fun afternoon of Polo and socializing, followed by an evening of partying and merry making.

With the endorsement of The Jamaica Tourist Board, sponsors and partnerships, proceeds are used to support communities and impact so many lives!

We are dedicated to continue making this an annual event that will bring the community together and raise funds for scholarships and community projects.

Make a Donation

A heartfelt thank you to our donors who have helped make a difference with their generosity to schools and communities with cash donations, gifts of books, art and sport supplies.

If you are interested in making a donation please  send an email

or call us on: Telephone (876) 684 9934

Chukka Foundation Latest

Chukka Foundation and Hanover Charities Official Handover Ceremony

On June 15th, 2023 Chukka Foundation and Hanover Charities held our official Handover Ceremony at Round Hillte Hotel and Villas for the funds raised at our Annual Polo Event 2023! Thanks your support and the support of our sponsors we raised a gross income of over $52,000.00USD. With part of the proceeds raised, a grand…

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Jamaica Labour Day 2023 Project

It was our pleasure to partner with Carnival Cruise Line and American Friends of Jamaica for our Labour Day 2023 project at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital. The day was spent planting trees with Rada (The Rural Agricultural Development Authority) on the Hospital grounds, painting the Children’s ward, providing gifts of gratitude to their amazing…

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Breakfast Feeding Program – a visit to the schools

Last week we visited Salt Spring Primary/Basic and Hartfield Basic School along with members of the St James Police Divison to assist with serving meals to students and to check in with Principals on progress of our ongoing Breakfast feeding program. We were thrilled to see that the program continues to bear fruit, making an…

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LOVE up the Elderly Initiative – Harrison’s Cave, Barbados

As part of our outreach programme, the Foundation recently entertained some of the elderly persons from the communities surrounding the Harrison’s Cave.  On February 14th, under the theme ‘Love up the Elderly’, six (6) persons ranging from ages seventy to ninety-one were entertained.  They were transported from and to their respective homes, and treated to…

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Chukka’s fabulous experience at Harrison Cave

The latest addition to Barbados’ premier tourist attraction is already gathering momentum, only a week after it was introduced to the public. The Harrison’s Cave Eco-Adventure Park, which is now being operated by CHUKKA Caribbean Adventures (Barbados) Ltd., has also increased its employment to 90 people, up from 60 a month ago.

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Supporting our Community Schools – Chukka/Harrison’s Cave Barbados

Chukka/Harrison Caves Barbados representatives photographed with the graduating class of community school, Holy Innocents Primary. Prizes were donated to students awarded for helpfulness, most improved, good academic progress/behaviour, consistent good work, artistic talent – congratulation to the graduating class!

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Animal compassion talk with MBAH

Together with the Montego Bay Animal Haven, we had the opportunity to speak with the Students of Sandy Bay Basic in Hanover about compassion towards animals. MBAH is a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 to raise awareness of the plight of stray and abandoned animals, and to try to tackle the problem in north west…

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Labour Day 2022

This year we spent our labour day assisting two of our community schools, Steer Town Academy and Newstead Primary in Ocho Rios. A productive day painting schools walls and planting trees around schools grounds with the help of Volunteers from Chukka’s White River Valley location. Team work makes the dream work! About Chukka Caribbean Adventures…

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Women’s Month, March 2022

Women’s Month, March 2022   In celebration of Women’s Month, our Belize Jaguar Paw Outpost location was honored to host the Officers of the Tourism Unit. We extend our gratitude and admiration for their ongoing service and protection. Women are consistently highly rated within the Police Force, and undoubtedly continue to serve as role models…

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In recognition of tree planting day on the 1st of October, the Chukka Foundation with the generous support of tree donations from the Forestry Department planted 20 trees throughout our Chukka Cove & Cliffs at Llandovery, Ocean Outpost at Sandy Bay and Good Hope Eco-Adventure Outpost locations.   With the increasing urgency to restore/maintain our eco-systems,…

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Donation of Medical Equipment to Noel Holmes Hospital

Donation of Medical Equipment to Noel Holmes Hospital with Proceeds from 2020 Annual Polo Charity Event   The Chukka Foundation and Hanover Charities have continued their commitment to support their communities especially since the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the organizations purchased much-needed medical equipment for the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover. Thanks…

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Pacs System at Falmouth Hospital

For the past year, the Chukka Foundation has partnered closely with other charitable organizations to secure the purchase of a PACS System for the Radiology Department at the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny.

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Amcham Award 2020

Amcham Award 2020 AMCHAM Jamaica hosted their 10th Annual Business & Civic Leadership Awards at the Pegasus Hotel on Tuesday, January 28th2020.

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Pumpkin Bottom Team

Back to School 2019 – Fans and Pumpkin Bottom

The non-profit arm of Chukka Caribbean Adventures, The Chukka Foundation, recently partnered again with Hanover Charities, Lets Ltd and Neveast Supplies Ltd with providing back to school assistance to the children of the Pumpkin Bottom community in Hanover.

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Police stations redecorated by Chukka

CHUKKA Foundation Labour Day 2019

The Chukka team members made the painting of their community Police Stations a priority for their Labour Day projects this May. Jamaicans celebrate Labour Day by volunteering their time and energy towards the beautification and enhancement of communities. This National Holiday has been officially recognized in Jamaica since 1960.

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