Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF)


  • Organization TypeFunding Agencies
  • Staff6-25
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersJamaica
  • Founded1996
The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is a limited liability company incorporated under The Company’s Act of Jamaica. It was established in 1996 as a component of the Government of Jamaica’s (GoJ's) national poverty alleviation strategy. The Fund was designed primarily to channel resources to small-scaled community based projects. This is done with the use of an Operations Manual that acts as a guide to ensure transparency, accountability and efficiency in project implementation. The operations of the JSIF were initially funded by a loan negotiated between the GoJ and the World Bank. Though the JSIF was initially established as a temporary organization with an initial lifespan of four (4) years, it has been in operation for over 18 years and presently has agreements that will continue until 2020.  The JSIF is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors, drawn from a wide cross-section of the Jamaican society. Directors are appointed for a renewable two-year term. The Board meets once per month and has overall responsibility for approving annual budgets, sub-projects and related contracts. The Board is chaired by the Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Dr. Wayne Henry, and the Managing Director of JSIF, Mr. Omar Sweeney, is an ex-officio member. The work of the Board is facilitated by sub-committees that meet regularly to review specific portfolios and make recommendations to the Board. These sub-committees are: Projects, Finance and Audit, and Procurement and Contracts. MISSION The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) mobilizes resources and channels these to community-based socio-economic infrastructure and social services projects. Through a national partnership between central and local government, communities and private and public organizations, the JSIF addresses the immediate demands of communities in a manner that is quick, efficient, effective, transparent and non-partisan. In fulfilling its mandate, the JSIF facilitates the empowerment of communities and assists in building national capacity to effectively implement community-based programmes aimed at social development.    

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    • Jamaica (headquarters)
    • Kingston
    • 11 Oxford Road (Entrance on Norwood Avenue) Kingston 5 Jamaica, W.I.


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