The objectives of the Foundation include:

THE REX NETTLEFORD FOUNDATION, which was established May 28, 2010, aims to source funding for projects that will provide opportunities for young people to help them understand the importance of exploring the creative imagination, strengthen their own sense of selfworth and self-expression, and thus ensure the renewal of the human spirit.

The Rex Nettleford Foundation will support scholars and programmes that promote the strengthening of West Indian society in the areas of social and cultural development through research, community service and intellectual excellence, to produce young leaders who grasp the importance of public service based on integrity, who have a desire to protect the weak, and who will use their energies and talents for the betterment of humankind.