The Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Foundation continues to strengthen its position as an outstanding civic leader and foremost
development agency among corporate philanthropic organisations in Jamaica.
Now in its twenty-second year, the philanthropic arm is poised to bring further advancements to positively impact the Jamaican landscape, through the development, implementation and support of national and community-based projects and programmes.
Jamaica National is a product of rural Jamaica, and in carrying out the charitable work of the JN Group, the JNBS Foundation remains committed to empowering and regenerating rural communities and fostering capacity-building among marginalised groups within the society.
The Foundation's Board of Directors and Management have long recognized and advocated for sustainable solutions to the critical development needs of the nation. During the 2011/2012 financial year, the JNBS Foundation provided financial and other resources in excess of $62m to a number of in-house projects and programmes, as well as grants to non-governmental organisations and community-based initiatives in the areas of, Economic and Community Development; Arts, Culture and Heritage; Youth and Education; and Health, Safety and Security. These were realised through extensive partnerships with JN Group subsidiaries, international aid agencies, local funders and other private sector organizations.