The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global, community-driven conservation organization in 24 countries that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall around the world. JGI seeks to understand and protect chimpanzees, other apes, wildlife and habitats, and empower people to be compassionate citizens in order to inspire conservation of the natural world we all share. JGI uses research, collaboration with local communities, best-in-class animal welfare standards, and the innovative use of science, technology, and storytelling to inspire hope and transform it into action for the common good.
The Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program is a global humanitarian and environmental programme empowering young people of all ages to become involved in hands-on projects for the community, animals (including domestic animals) and the environment we all share. Now in its 30th year, Roots & Shoots has groups in more than 65 countries.
Jane signing a student’s booklet
Roots & Shoots Malaysia
In front of the Statue of Liberty on the UN Day of Peace flying a giant peace dove with Roots & Shoots students.
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How Gifts to our Endowment work
JGLF current statutes allow for the funding of JGI programmes including Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the ongoing research at Gombe, our sanctuaries in Republic of Congo and South Africa as well as our sustainable community-centered program, Tacare which is now active in several African countries. The JGLF permanent endowment is invested in perpetuity; that is the principal amount, or corpus, remains invested, while a portion of the investment income will be used to support the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation mission, as outlined in its statutes.
How JGLF Funds Are Invested and Managed
JGLF seeks to double its impact through its direct actions and by deploying its capital in a way that is beneficial for our planet and all living beings. All funds are managed in line with JGLF’s beliefs and mission. The JGLF sustainable and responsible (SRI) investment policy requires asset managers to combine sector exclusions (e.g. fossil fuels, tobacco, arms etc.) with the explicit inclusion of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into traditional financial analysis. JGLF endowment funds are professionally invested in a diversified portfolio designed to maximize donor impact. Its investment strategy is overseen by the JGLF Board and the JGLF endowed funds are managed by an independent firm, Tiedemann Constantia.
We now accept donations from UK, Spain, and Germany through our Transnational Giving Europe partner network.