The West Indian Foundation, Inc. was founded by the West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Inc. to serve as the central focus of West Indian cultural, social and educational activities in the Metro Hartford community. West Indians include peoples native to the Independent Nations of the Caribbean islands of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, St. Christopher, St. Vincent, the Republic of Guyana, The Bahamas, Barbuda, Dominica, Antigua, Belize, Suriname, St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis as well as Jamaica.

The West Indian population presently is estimated at over 70,000 in the Metro Hartford area, The Foundation is dedicated to preserving the identity, history, the unique cultural heritage and to educate the community at large in these traditions.

To that aim, the Foundation has produced a wide variety of programs, activities and services.