Guardian Neediest Cases Fund
Originally the Fund was organised to identify the ten “Neediest Cases” in Trinidad & Tobago for financial support. Over the years, it has expanded its reach to assist the needy throughout Trinidad & Tobago.
It was in 1934 during the dark days of the worldwide depression, that the Guardian Neediest Cases Fund was founded. Originally the Fund was organised to identify the ten most “Neediest Cases” in Trinidad & Tobago so that they could have been given financial assistance. Over the years the Guardian Neediest Cases Fund expanded its reach to assist the Needy throughout Trinidad & Tobago. One of the most important activities of the Fund is to help Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) carry out their work of helping the less fortunate. Financial assistance may be accessed by needy persons through the authorised NGOs or by applying directly to the Guardian Neediest Cases Fund Office at Guardian Media Limited.
Objectives of the Trust
The Guardian Neediest Cases Fund is dedicated to:
  • Assist in the relief of poor persons in distress or in need either by maintenance in institutions, in homes or by gifts of money or in kind
  • Assist in providing for the convalescence of poor persons recovering from illnesses or accidents either by the maintenance of the persons in institutions, in homes or by gifts of money or in kind
  • Assist in providing medical, surgical or dental relief for poor persons
  • Assist in providing maintenance for poor persons who are blind, deaf, dumb and crippled either in institutions, homes or by gifts of money or in kind
  • Assist in providing artificial limbs, artificial eyes, spectacles and/or lenses, deaf aids, trusses, surgical boots, elastic stockings, crutches and such aids to poor persons in need.
The ANSA McAL Foundation has been chaired by Mr. Andrew N. Sabga, Deputy Chairman of the ANSA McAL Group, since 2020.
Mr Garth Chatoor
Ms Sharon Christopher CMT
Dr Terrence Farrell
Mr Nabeel Hadeed
Ms Amanda Jardine
Mrs Diana Mahabir-Wyatt, MDW, Hon LLD
Rev Fr Ronald Mendes, CSSP
Mr A Nigel Sabga
Mrs Maria Superville-Neilson (Secretary)
CSR Reports
2022 2021
Foundation History

In October 2005, the signature programme of the ANSA McAL Foundation, the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence was launched. The goal of the ANSA Caribbean Awards is to recognize significant Caribbean achievement, to encourage and to support the pursuit of excellence by Caribbean persons, for the benefit of the Region.


From 1991 to 2003 the Foundation received 1% of profit ofThe ANSA McAL Group. By investing this endowment, the Foundation is now self financing and able to undertake in perpetuity the significant commitment of the ANSA Awards for Excellence programme.


Additionally, subsidiaries of the Group continue to make individual contributions to the aspirations and needs of the society and particularly of their communities. The more well-known sponsorships are Carib Brewery Ltd’s major contribution to Trinidad Carnival, Cricket (Carib Beer Cricket Cup) and the beloved Soca Warrriors’ qualification to World Cup 2006; The Trinidad Broadcasting Company’s VIBE CT105 major sponsorship of WC Connection; and the Trinidad Guardian Neediest Cases Fund.

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Anthony N. Sabga Awards, Caribbean Excellence
The Caribbean’s most prestigious awards programme, fully funded by the ANSA McAL Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Group. Awards of TT$500,000 (or local currency equivalent) are made annually to exceptional Caribbean nationals in the following categories: Arts & Letters, Entrepreneurship, Public & Civic Contributions, and Science & Technology.
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The ANSA McAL Foundation
The Foundation has been Helping People to Help Themselves since 1993, by supporting a wide range of causes including children’s homes, educational institutions, Community Based Organisations, and faith-based initiatives.
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