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Social Responsibility

The Half Moon Foundation is our way of giving back to the Jamaican people. Our investments and partnerships over the past 40 years have supported education, community service and environmental preservation. Our goal is to make a substantial and sustainable impact in the lives of our neighbouring communities. We have continually expanded our philanthropic efforts, thanks to our big-hearted guests, corporate support and fundraising events.

  • We express our gratitude by repaying the community that supports us
  • We develop and support educational and outreach programmes
  • We protect the local environment with our sustainable approach and conservation efforts


Half Moon has adopted the Barrett Town All Age School, providing everything from a fully-equipped library to computers and classrooms. We also help students prepare for hospitality careers by offering a scholarship programme in hospitality management, work experience and a trainee management programme.

DONATE ONLINE to the Margaret "Peggy" Steuart scholarship fund, which is awarded to students of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in the hospitality and tourism programme.

Community Outreach

In addition to maintaining the Half Moon House at the SOS Children's Village, we've partnered with the Granville Place of Safety for Girls. Half Moon also supports charities for the elderly and the mentally ill.

Environmental Protection and Preservation

We're a long-time champion of the Montego Bay Marine Park and actively participate in World Wetlands Day and Earth Day programmes.

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Guest Dollar Donation

By donating $2 or more, per nightly stay, to our Guest Dollar Donation Programme, you can help Half Moon with its mission to support Jamaican communities.

Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose is another way guests have become involved with our philanthropic efforts. If you have a little room in your suitcase, we invite you to pack school supplies like tablets, notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers and crayons. These donations make all the difference for the 300-plus students at Barrett Town All-Age School. To find out more, please visit How to Pack for a Purpose.

Environmental Responsibility

Half Moon is built around the beauty of clear water and pristine beaches. So we have a huge stake in keeping our part of the world healthy. Half Moon has a dedicated team, certified by Green Globe, with one mission: teaching and applying best practices at the resort, as well as the wider community.