Curtain Bluff’s charity is their “Old Road Fund.” The resort’s founders, Howard and Chelle Hulford, started the Old Road Fund in 1974, naming it after the village that sits just outside the resort’s gates. Initially its purpose was to supply basic necessities to the community’s neediest families, however it quickly out-grew these modest goals thanks to support from the resort and its guests. To date over $US 1 million has been spent on university scholarship assistance, additional college expenses, sending children to the U.S. for summer camp or to work as camp counselors, and providing medical and emergency relief to the local community.
In the last twenty years alone more than 150 children have gone to tennis camp in the U.S. and 45 have received a full university education. Eleven students are currently enrolled in college in the U.S. Over 20 have had major healthcare benefits. Through the fund, computers have been donated to the Old Road Primary School, and new uniforms and sporting equipment purchased for the village football (soccer) and cricket teams.
Nisbet Plantation has adopted a primary school on Nevis, where it donates school supplies and books, sponsors athletic programs, and its staff volunteers.
Guests are also invited to support the resort’s efforts and may either bring donated books/supplies to Nevis in their suitcase or ship them to a US address.
Details on their efforts can be found at this web link: http://nisbetplantation.com/about/community.html
Eden Rock works closely with the Michael Matthews Foundation.