Generous, smart, far-sighted – that was our talented boss, Jimmy Buffett, yet these are scant adjectives to describe an unforgettable person. The collective sort of, “What do we do?” is more profound with the loss of Jimmy than others in recent memory.  He inspired generations to just live it up for a minute, stand in the sunshine, celebrate the small stuff…have some fun!

So, how do we move onward and upward? We do it by honoring Jimmy’s spirit of giving, helping others, and having fun along the way. Every contribution to SFC advances Jimmy’s desire to give back and share some success. We’ve been “sprinkling pixie dust” as he called it, all over the US and various parts of the globe since 1995, helping thousands of people find a better way to live. Our funding focus is on non-traditional, grass-roots organizations that might be overlooked by conventional funders. 

“Have fun, make money, and leave the world a better place.” – JB

Lone Palm Foundation

The Lone Palm Foundation is the charitable arm of Parrot Heads in Paradise (PHIP), Inc.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization designed to further the commitment of Parrot Heads worldwide and support the social and environmental needs and concerns within their communities.

By supporting our community and its environs on a local level, striving to preserve the world’s ecosystem for generations to follow, exuding genuine concern for humanity by performing charitable actions and giving back to our fellow man in need through our beneficent aid, our philanthropic goals can be achieved.

Inspired by the life style and teachings of Jimmy Buffett, and with the assistance of angels in tropical shirts, we focus on leaving our world a better place for all.

Save the Manatee Club

Save the Manatee Club is an award-winning national nonprofit 501(c)(3) and membership-based organization established in 1981 by renowned singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida.

Human activities are harming manatees, and only our compassion and action can protect them.

Manatees are Florida’s official state marine mammal. The IUCN World Conservation Union lists them as vulnerable at the international level. They are listed as threatened at the federal level by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and at the state level by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Their listing status is largely due to human activity. Since record-keeping began in 1974, more than 41% of manatee deaths where the cause of death was identified were human-related – and almost 34% were due to watercraft collisions (the largest known cause of manatee deaths). With increased awareness, education, regulations, and enforcement, manatee deaths caused by humans could be substantially reduced, and the eventual recovery of the species could be realized.