The Cropper Foundation

The Cropper Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues of sustainable development, equity, and better environmental and resource management.

It was founded in 2000 by John and Angela Cropper as their vehicle for continuing to serve the Caribbean beyond their professional careers.

The mission of The Cropper Foundation is to influence policy and governance and to build human and material capacity for development that is environmentally sustainable and equitable. In pursuit of this goal, the focus of the Foundation’s work is in three core areas:

1. Natural Resource Governance and Management where it seeks to better understand and influence the philosophies and mechanisms that underpin the management of the Caribbean’s natural environment. Through the projects and initiatives within this programmatic area, the foundation seeks to influence and support more responsible decision-making through the collection and use of data; facilitation of cross-sectoral consultation and governance mechanisms; and strategic advocacy.

2. Community livelihoods and Resilience. This programme expresses the Foundation’s commitment to work with communities to develop the potential for leadership, ownership and stewardship. A significant component is the role of sustainable agriculture in community resilience and the maximization of potential for livelihoods while ensuring sustainable use of environmental assets. 

3. Arts for Development. One of the foundation’s most successful initiatives has been ‘The Cropper Foundation Residential Workshop For Emerging Caribbean Writers’ which was launched in 2000. Its three-week residential workshops have helped to mould over 180 writers from almost every island of the Caribbean. Many have gone on to publish books and to win major national, regional and global literary awards.

Angela and John Cropper have both passed away since realizing their dream to establish a foundation but their vision lives on through the work of The Cropper Foundation.

Address:          13 Anderson Street, St. James, Trinidad and Tobago
Phone:             +(868) 221-5751

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