In recent years, the news is increasingly alarming about the reduction of bee and insect populations. Bees play a very critical role in maintaining ecosystems providing pollination services to many plants. The reduction of bees has several causes: loss of habitat and forest, the use of insecticides and chemical products, climate change and the presence of invasive species.

  • Beginning 50 years ago, Ted Kheel and Frank Rainieri encouraged their employees to keep bees to earn additional income. Today that tradition continues through Grupo Puntacana Foundation, producing approximately more than 2,000 gallons of honey a year, royal jelly, bee pollen, and candle wax. There are more than 500 colonies of bees distributed throughout the Puntacana Resort & Club.


    This center provides a space for the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the primary disabilities affecting children in the nearby community of Veron including: down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and attention deficit.

  • For over ten years Grupo Puntacana Foundation has implemented the Zero Waste program to comprehensively manage solid waste. Puntacana Resort & Club residents and associated businesses are actively involved in our recycling program to help reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.




    The Dominican Republic is home to the Ridgway’s Hawk, a highly endangered bird of prey endemic to the country. Help protect it!

Fundación Grupo Puntacana

The Grupo Puntacana Foundation is a non-profit organization through which Grupo Puntacana creates opportunities to improve the well-being of the inhabitants of the Punta Cana area and promotes innovative solutions for the preservation of the ecosystem of the region.

As pioneers of sustainable tourism, we have the first Center for Sustainability and Center for Marine Innovation within Puntacana Resort & Club, managing diverse environmental impact programs. Aligned with this vision, we have created an environment where our visitors can actively interact with the natural world.



The Fundación Grupo Puntacana is a non-profit organization through which Grupo Puntacana creates opportunities to improve the well-being of the inhabitants of the Punta Cana region and promotes innovative solutions with social programs such as:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Culture
  • Community development


The Grupo Puntacana Foundation (FGPC) confronts diverse environmental challenges by developing innovative solutions implementing them in experimental projects. Its most successful initiatives have been expanded and replicated nationally and internationally.

“We try to provide concrete solutions to different environmental challenges, particularly in the tourism and development industry, and share those experiences with other sectors of society. Instead of telling companies and society what they can't do, we create examples of what they can and should try to do. We have worked with solid waste, coral reefs, endangered species, private ecological reserves and many other areas, providing innovative solutions that can inspire others to act ”. Jake Kheel, Vice President of the Fundación Grupo Puntacana.

The Fundación Grupo Puntacana creates and promotes innovative solutions for the protection of the environment such as :.

  • Sustainability Center
  • Marine Innovation Center
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Gavilán de la Hispaniola
  • Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve
  • Zero discharge


Grupo Puntacana Foundation’s mission is to protect and restore the natural resources of the Punta Cana region. Known as sustainable leaders in the Dominican Republic, with a long history in providing solutions to environmental challenges facing the region, the Foundation has an established roster of programs that support this mission.

Through the Grupo Puntacana Foundation we operate the first Sustainability Center and Marine Laboratory within Puntacana Resort & Club, managing more than 10 environmental impact programs. Aligned with that vision we have created an environment where our visitors can actively participate in interesting ecological activities at sea and land.

Some of Grupo Puntacana Foundation’s main projects are: PESCA (Partnership for Ecologically Sustainable Coastal Areas) – Coral Gardens (protect the remaining Acropora wild colonies and increase this population) – Sustainable Agriculture- Worm Compost – Beekeeping – Aquaponics – Vegetable Gardens – Protecting Ridgway’s Hawk – Reserva Ecológica Ojos Indígenas – Zero Waste – Turtle conservation.

The Grupo Puntacana Foundation was formed to implement programs that improve the health and wellbeing of the local communities of Punta Cana in basic areas of human development, seeking to be a catalyst for positive change influencing different sectors of society through the achievement of concrete and lasting examples of sustainability.

Some of our social projects include: Primary Care Center in Verón – Medical missions for the community – Ophthalmological Surgical Mission– Puntacana International School – Polytechnic Ann y Ted Kheel – Improvements on Infrastructure and Equipment for Public Schools – Training of Teachers – Punta Cana Carnaval – Gala Navideña de Villancicos – Sports Clinics – Grupo Puntacana with the community.

  • Ours Proyects:

  • Transforming
    Local Fishermen Into
    Coral Gardeners

  • Conserving
    the Ridgway's Hawk
    in Punta Cana, DR

  • Pediatric
    center for 15,600
    children in need

  • Improve school
    for 700 dominican
    students in need

  • Ophthalmologic
    center to aid people
    in need in DR

  • Improving lives
    of 3,000 disabled
    children in DR