The 284 Foundation is a British Virgin Islands (BVI) based non-profit organization whose mission is to support creative arts education opportunities for young people in the BVI. The organization was founded in 2018 by BVI based fashion designer Kristin Frazer as the charitable arm of Trèfle Inc., a luxury swim, resort wear and accessory brand founded and operating in Tortola since 2008.
“My entire life has been an open book of creative expression and the opportunities afforded to me on a local and international level is something that I think must be passed on to the young people of the BVI. Creativity must always win.”
Frazer, a creative who spent her childhood studying music and design, has always supported artistic young people in her community through mentorship and teaching. After Hurricanes’ Irma and Maria devastated the BVI in fall of 2017, it became clear that access to arts education and enrichment was being significantly threatened as the BVI was forced to focus on rebuilding basic infrastructure and core curriculum. The 284 Foundation was born out of Frazer’s desire help the talented, creative youth of the territory not lose their opportunities to nurture their gifts and turn their dreams into their future careers as she once did.