Our Purpose

The Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation (JGLF) was established in June 2017 by Dr. Jane Goodall DBE. The intent of JGLF is to build, invest, and manage an endowment to support programs of the Jane Goodall Institute including Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. Jane’s wish is that future disbursements from the endowment will fuel conservation, research, and educational programs within the Jane Goodall community. JGLF encourages donors to consider funding currently operating programs and chapters within Jane’s existing organizations alongside any investments in her legacy endowment. Explore our website below.

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What We Fund

JGLF current statutes allow for the current or future funding of JGI programs including Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the ongoing research at Gombe, our sanctuaries in the Republic of Congo and South Africa as well as our sustainable community-centered program, Tacare which is now active in several African countries.

Our Board

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE (Chair)
Arnaud Apffel (Treasurer)
Jon Cummings
Jim Demetriades
Mary Lewis
Julia Marton-Lefèvre
Mike O'Sullivan
Ketan Patel

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Our Council for Hope

JGLF is supported by our Council for Hope. The Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation Council for Hope is a group of highly respected and influential individuals from the fields of conservation, science, business, government, media, and the arts. All have a passion for protecting our planet and perpetuating Jane’s legacy as an everlasting force for good.

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Katie Kuehl

Officer, Scholarships and Nonprofit Funds