About One Eleuthera

In 2009 a diverse group of individuals, concerned about protecting Eleuthera’s natural resources, gathered to discuss a proposed out-of-scale development at Lighthouse Point, one of the most valuable natural resources in The Bahamas. In response to concerns, Michael Singer & Associates was engaged to develop a plan that would focus on sustainable economic, environmental and social development. Singer’s efforts blossomed into A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera that is steadily trickling to affect change throughout the entire island. One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) was built on the principles and ideals of this report.
One Eleuthera Foundation is a non-profit development organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Led by a committed Board of Directors and Staff Members, OEF is an organic coming together of different community actors and organizations that have recognized the island's challenges, opportunities, and assets and have committed to developing a comprehensive, sustainable plan for Eleuthera. We represent a gathering of professionals and organizations that share a commitment to a future that is built on the responsible development of our island’s many assets.
We recognize that Eleuthera has a unique opportunity to build an economy based on our unique and rich cultural and heritage assets. This requires moving from a fragmented development approach to creating a structured plan that makes the natural and relevant links among communities and projects, measures success through monitoring and evaluation, and addresses any implementation challenges. The role of OEF in all of this is to connect people and organizations to the resource needed to find, develop or expand projects and activities that will allow Eleuthera and Eleutherans to be successful. 
OEF’s goal is to strengthen the Eleuthera community by identifying and investing in high quality projects that further its economic, environmental and social development. Key to achieving this goal is connecting organizations and people to the necessary resources for them to be effective in their work.

Our focus is on effecting systemic change and it is for this reason that we undertake such diverse and in-depth projects. We know that by implementing key programs and supporting our partners and other non-profits in carrying out their work, the community of Eleuthera will benefit immensely and become a more productive, self-sufficient island.

Projects fall under one or more of our 5 keys areas which include Education, Health and Wellness, Economic Development, Environment and Culture and Heritage. Click here to find out more about our projects.


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Support Our Crowd Funding Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Senator Ranard Henfield Speaks on Behalf of CSOs

Today, June 26, 2017, Senator Ranard Henfield speaks about the concerns and suggestions of 15 Civil Society Organizations in The Bahamas in the House of Assembly. One of those organizations is One Eleuthera Foundation. We are grateful to Senator Henfield for giving us this opportunity. Please see the full script below of our concerns and suggestions as presented by Senator Henfield


Development, for the past 40 plus years in the Bahamas at best has followed a “one size fits all” strategy.  At worst, successive governments have held a “hold the centre policy”. Which means let’s take care of New Providence, Grand Bahama and then whatever is left we will distribute throughout the other islands. This is not a bad policy for an archipelagic nation with limited resources.

CTI Trainee Profile: Meet Deangelo Pratt

Twenty-eight year old Waterford, Eleuthera resident, Deangelo Pratt is no ordinary trainee. He hasn’t had the greatest start in life but was eager, yet humbled to tell us just how much his life changed since enrolling in the programs at the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) just over one year ago.

A Shared Vision

The 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.

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