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STRENGTHENING, CONNECTING, PLANNING, TOGETHER

ELEUTHERA

small island BIG future

Since 2012, One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) has been on a mission to empower our local island communities, transforming them into thriving self-sufficient ecosystems. We are a community-based, people-centric, non-profit organization operating with the best interest of our local communities close at heart.

OEF was born out of a need to protect Eleuthera, our island-home from large scale developments that threatened to forever alter the pristine natural landscape, disrupt fragile marine and land ecosystems and further disempower our people by perpetuating the cycle of over-dependency on foreign direct investment.

Our response was to unite and build a sustainable and equitable community development model focused on the holistic well-being of those we serve. This model encompasses economic ownership, meaningful educational advancement, pathways to wellness and environmentally sustainable communities centered around our island’s unique cultural identity. Read our full Shared Vision.

Today, we’re courageously reimagining our future. Through OEF’s consistent dedicated efforts, the tenacity and resourcefulness of our legacy community and the support of donors and partners, change is taking place.

We are entering a new and accelerated phase of strategic growth, and excited by the vista of progressive projects underway. Discover how these dynamic initiatives are creating sustainable growth, economic empowerment and opportunities for our local communities to flourish and succeed.

HITS class of 2019
Tablets presented to District Education Officer

One Eleuthera Foundation

Working together to own and sustain our economy

One Eleuthera Foundation

OEF was born out of a need to protect Eleuthera from large-scale development that would forever alter the landscape of our island and continue the cycle of foreign investment as a necessity for a viable future. We set out to forever change this unsustainable cycle of dependency and empower our local communities into a model of ownership and self-sufficiency. These are our islands and the time has come to educate, train, fund, and transfer knowledge on how to grow our island communities into thriving economies that ensure all Bahamians are participating, contributing, and benefiting from homegrown driven commerce. When we work together and support each other from a place of knowledge, we become ONE.

Your donation helps

One Eleuthera Foundation to

SUPPORT

Support innovative programs that train people to provide for themselves and their families.

PROTECT

Protect our island’s most vulnerable people and natural resources.

SUSTAIN

Sustain local agriculture, sustainable tourism, and non-profit enterprises.

Our commitment to our small island community

Key

areas

of focus

Inspired by the Shared Vision, OEF’s work centers around promoting, protecting and preserving within these Five Key Areas of Focus.

Economy

Economy

OEF believes that Eleutherans should own their own ECONOMY and sponsors a variety of programs designed to accomplish this goal.

Education

Education

OEF believes that EDUCATION is key to Eleuthera’s future success and offers a variety of programs designed to give persons the skills and knowledge they need to thrive.

Environment

Environment

OEF believes that the protection of the ENVIRONMENT and its natural resources must be a high priority and promotes a variety of programs focused on conservation and sustainability.

Health

Health

OEF believes that the HEALTH and well-being of Eleutherans is essential and offers and supports a variety of programs to promote healthy living.

Heritage

Heritage

OEF believes in preserving Bahamian HERITAGE AND CULTURE and supports a number of efforts so that it can be celebrated by natives and guests for years to come.

A Shared Vision for
South Eleuthera

A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera, which was first commissioned by Friends of Lighthouse Point to develop a sustainable plan for Lighthouse Point and other special heritage and conservation sites on Eleuthera, inspired the formation of One Eleuthera. The principles were developed by a wide range of stakeholders and are still relevant guideposts for the growth of our community today.

Strengthening communities

Strengthening Communities

Building upon the unique qualities inherent in each community.

connecting the island

Connecting the Island

Connecting the settlements and branding the Eleuthera experience through Island-wide heritage tourism.

Planning for the future

Planning for the Future

Planning and setting guidelines for future sustainable development.

Contact Us

WE ARE ONE WE ARE ELEUTHERA

One Eleuthera Foundation
Eleuthera, Bahamas

Email
info@oneeleuthera.org
Call

1 242-334-4700

Visit

P.O. Box EL-26078
Queen's Highway, Rock Sound,
Eleuthera, Bahamas

One Eleuthera Foundation
Nassau, Bahamas

Email

info@oneeleuthera.org

Call

1 242-698-0160

Visit
Marron House, Virginia Street
Nassau
New Providence, Bahamas

One Eleuthera Foundation
United States

Email

info@oefus.org

Call

1 864-207-9135

Visit

6 Carolina Lane
Beaufort SC 29907
USA