Address: 1C-1F Pawsey Avenue Kingston
Telephone: (876) 968-4545
Fax: (876) 926-3414
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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-scale 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  JSIF were initially funded by a loan negotiated between the GoJ and the World Bank. Though the Fund was initially established as a temporary organization with a initial lifespan of four (4) years, it has been in operation for over 14 years.

JSIF mobilizes resources and channels these to community-based socio-economic  projects including  infrastructure development  and social services . Critical infrastructure which benefits  entire communities such as roads, basic schools, health  and community centres are pursued.

Through a national partnership between central and local government, communities and private and public organizations,  JSIF addresses the immediate demands of communities in a manner that  aims to be quick, efficient, effective, transparent and non-partisan.

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Social development of poor communities

Francine Lee
Jamaica Social Investment Fund
Government of Jamaica