About us

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The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund (SVGPF) gives support to local sustainable initiatives geared at conserving the delicate ecosystem of the islands and to ensure that its natural beauty is sustained through the ages. The Fund advocates for the protection and preservation of the environment and the wildlife of the island archipelago in the Southern Caribbean.

The Fund promotes the creation of marine protected areas, local food production, the preservation of endangered species of the islands, the protection of the islands’ forests, rivers, mangroves and beaches, and renewable energy solutions. Click here to read about our grant making activities.

The SVGPF was set up in 2015 by Bryan Adams, who resides on Mustique Island in the Grenadines, Ben Goldsmith a long time visitor to the islands and Louise Mitchell, a Vincentian lawyer and conservationist.

The local coordinators of the Fund are Louise and financial consultant Andre Iton. The Fund is led by a Steering Committee comprised of persons with strong links to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It is associated with the UK Friends of the Mustique Charitable Trust, a charity set up to facilitate charitable giving by Mustique to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Members of the Steering Committee are:

  • Ben Goldsmith
  • Bryan Adams
  • Louise Mitchell
  • Henry Channon
  • Valerie Jungels Winkler
  • Richard Molten (Grenadines Partnership Fund)
  • Andre Iton
  • Jade Brudenell

The SVGPF is a sister organization to two other preservation funds established by SVGPF co-founder Ben Goldsmith: The Ibiza Preservation Fund and the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund.