A charitable organisation, ARK endeavours to help members of the community in need, through Random Acts of Kindness. The organisation holds annual food and toy drives, as well as a number of other fundraisers, in order to provide the poorest families with food packages, food vouchers and other forms of emergency assistance.
Cayman Islands Crisis Centre
The centre provides a safe shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse. Accommodating up to 18 women and their children at a private, secure location, the Crisis Centre helps women rebuild their lives. The grant the centre receives from government covers approximately half of their annual budget.
Feed our Future
A recently established organisation whose mission is to provide school meals for children whose families cannot afford them. Feed our Future works with government schools to identify children in need and provide them with food vouchers.
Feed our Future does not request or receive government funding as their aim is to alleviate the financial burden on social services.
Feed our Future is funded by corporate and individual donations and holds annual fundraisers.
Cayman Islands Cancer Society
In addition to working to prevent development of cancer through education and screening, the Cancer Society has a financial aid programme that assists patients with medical expenses. The society receives no funding from government and funds all its programmes through fundraising events and from charitable donations.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations coordinates voluntary agencies concerned with social development and charitable services within the community. The NCVO works with service clubs, churches and other organisations to undertake projects and services, which individual groups would be unable to undertake on their own.
NCVO receives partial funding from the government but relies heavily on additional donations.
Cayman HospiceCare provides dignified, end of life care free of charge to all people living with cancer and other end stage diseases in the Cayman Islands. Cayman HospiceCare receives a small grant from the government for which they are very grateful. This covers approximately 5 per cent of their annual budget.
Meals on Wheels
A charitable organisation with a mission to end senior hunger in Cayman. Meals on Wheels feeds between 170 and 180 elderly residents across the districts of George Town, Bodden Town and East End. Meals on Wheels receives a government grant that covers administrative costs. They carry out significant fundraising in the community and are well supported by corporate donations.