Legacy Foundation, Registered Charity No. 978, is the philanthropic arm of the Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited and its associated companies
The idea of setting up a foundation to facilitate charitable giving by members was first presented at the Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union annual general meeting in 2009 and in December 2012 Legacy Foundation was formally incorporated as a non-profit organization. Each year since, members have set aside funds by way of appropriations for the sole purpose of charitable grant funding.
The success of the Legacy Foundation should be measured by a single question – have we been able to make a real difference to people’s lives? This question fuels the vision of Legacy Foundation and resides at the heart of our community impact objectives. Since our formal incorporation as a registered charity under the Barbados Charities Act in 2012 we have partnered with other registered charities, non-profit organizations and community groups to fund projects and programmes that align with these objectives.
It is our belief that our community needs a more fearless approach to social change so as we plan for the future we will take risks on new ideas and approaches and partner across sectors with people and organizations that share our fervour to engage citizens and change the world for the better, today. We don’t limit ourselves to any one sector or issue, but instead let a set of core values drive all of our ventures.