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Bitter End Provisions was created to provide water sports enthusiasts with the gear they need to get the most out of their time on the water.  None of this would be possible without the water itself, which in today’s world, faces real and growing threats from pollution and climate change. That’s why our mission includes taking care of the seas and the communities that depend upon them. 

Every time you make a Bitter End Provisions purchase, we donate $1 to the Bitter End Foundation in support of our BVI community as well as the stewardship of our planet’s marine environment.

As a family-owned business, we are grateful we have the freedom to support causes that are important to our community. We hope you will join us in support. 

ABOUT THE BITTER END FOUNDATION

We are committed stewards of our planet’s oceans. We support the continued success, unique needs, and wellbeing of seaside communities by providing in-kind, financial and educational support, protecting sea life, undersea and surrounding habitats, and encouraging conservation efforts.

We are the non-profit affiliate of the Bitter End family of companies including Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands and US- based Bitter End Provisions. 

We started out in September of 2017 as the Bitter End Irma Relief Fund, responding to the catastrophic impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. These storms decimated our 50-year-old resort, and devastated the lives of the people who live and work in Bitter End’s home, the British Virgin Islands.

The response to our fundraising efforts made us realize that Bitter End should have a much larger philanthropic mission.  Our goal for the Bitter End Foundation is that it become a meaningful and long-term force for positive change in communities like ours that are inextricably connected to the sea.

working together to rebuild after Hurricane Irma
BEYC friends and family working together to rebuild after Hurricane Irma

WE BELIEVE:

ladder on dock above crystal clear water
Aftermath of Hurricane Irma on BEYC

WE ACT:

$900,000 RAISED AND COUNTING

The Bitter End Foundation is off to a strong start. Due to the overwhelming generosity of our community, we have raised over $900,000 to date. Below are some of the initiatives we have supported thus far. 

November 2018
Grant provided to VISAR (Virgin Islands Search & Rescue) in honor of their 30th Anniversary.

October 2018
Raised $40,000 for the foundation through the sale of BEYC artifacts recovered during the clean-up of the property.

September 2018
Official rollout of Bitter End Provisions and Provisions for Good.

August 2018
Sponsor of Saira Hospitality School, a provider of tuition-free hospitality training  to residents of the BVI

Grant to Recovery Development Agency (RDA) for territory-wide debris clearance project.

July 2018
Sponsor of Saira Hospitality School, a provider of tuition-free hospitality training  to residents of the BVI

Grant to Recovery Development Agency (RDA) for territory-wide debris clearance project.

June 2018
World Oceans Day clean-up of the shoreline and seabed in North Sound in conjunction with Sunchaser Scuba. 

May 2018
Sponsor of VISAR’s (Virgin Islands Search & Rescue) Swim and SUP the Sound. 

April 2018
Grant to the BVI Tech Ed Project. This program provides laptops and relevant training to students, teachers and administrators throughout the BVI.

December 2017
Holiday party and toy distribution for the local Virgin Gorda Community. 

November & December 2017
Direct, emergency financial assistance to the 170+ employees of the Bitter End Yacht Club in the aftermath of Irma & Maria.  

September 2017
Partnering with our Puerto Rican friends, North Sound neighbors, and hospitality partners, we organized and facilitated emergency evacuations of dozens of residents and donated and distributed food, water, medical and other supplies to the residents of Virgin Gorda in the days and weeks immediately following Hurricane Irma. 

debris and building destroyed by hurricane Irma
rebuilding after the hurricane
debris and building destroyed by hurricane Irma
assessing the situation after the hurricane
debris and building destroyed by hurricane Irma
hugging it out and helping out after hurricane Irma