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Non-Profit Organizations: The Jane Goodall Institute



The Jane Goodall Institute advances the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment for all living things.



The objectives of the Institute are to:

  • Increase primate habitat conservation

  • Increase awareness of, support for and training in issues related to our relationship with each other, the environment and other animals (leading to behavior change)

  • Expand non-invasive research programs on chimpanzees and other primates

  • Promote activities that ensure the well-being of chimpanzees, other primates and animal welfare activities in general


The Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation, a tax-exempt/non-profit, was founded in California in 1977 by Jane Goodall and Genevieve, Princess di San Faustino. Initially, day-to-day operation of the Institute was handled by board members and other volunteers working out of their homes. In the early 1980s JGI moved to the San Francisco offices of the California Academy of Sciences, where it functioned essentially as a USA/Africa "communication link" and as a repository for files.

To keep pace with Jane's increased public visibility, professional status, and interests, the Institute office soon moved to the area Jane always thought it should be: Washington, DC. The JGI-USA staff is fortunate to have a steady stream of volunteers and interns enthusiastically and capably assisting.

Become a Chimpanzee Guardian!

Become a Chimpanzee Guardian, or give a Guardianship as a gift, and support the chimpanzees at JGIs Tchimpounga Sanctuary in the Republic of Congo. You or your gift recipient will receive a limited-edition plush chimpanzee, the Chimp Guardian newsletter, an individualized Chimp Guardian certificate, a JGI decal and more. Your contribution will help us to provide food, medical care and a supportive environment for the nearly 140 rescued chimpanzees in our sanctuary.


Travel with JGI

Come with JGI for the trip of a lifetime; the JGI adventure begins the moment your plane touches down in Africa!  You will see the best of what Tanzania has to offer and observe first-hand the incredible  work that JGI is doing on the ground work that is helping preserve and restore the environment while supporting sustainable livelihoods and improving healthcare and local capacity all the while protecting the fragile diverse chimpanzee habitat.


JGIs Awards Celebration

JGI events support our critical efforts to protect chimpanzees and their habitat, engage communities in Africa as partners in sustainable development and conservation, and grow our youth environmental education and leadership program.


On September 28, 2007, in Los Angeles, and October 10, 2007,in Washington, D.C., Jane Goodall presented the first annual Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards to former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa, US Senator Patrick Leahy, Ted Turner and others sharing her vision and commitment to making a positive difference in the world.

Do you have a timeshare that you no longer want? Why not turn it into a gift for JGI!

Many people own timeshares that they no longer want, and are stuck paying annual fees for something they no longer use.   Disposing of a timeshare is a frustrating and difficult process, often resulting in expensive up-front fees paid to agents that too rarely seem to find a buyer at any price.

If you have a timeshare that you no longer want, we have good news! 

By special arrangement, JGI is partnering with Donate for a Cause (, a specialized charity that will accept and then sell timeshares, giving the net proceeds to JGI.  Donate for a Cause is able to accept most (but not all) timeshare gifts.  Once you provide some simple, basic information, they will evaluate the property within a few weeks. 

Theyll do all the legwork and there is no cost to you!  Best of all, the proceeds of the sale will benefit JGI and you will be eligible for an income tax deduction for your gift.  It truly is a win-win!

If you are interested in turning your unwanted timeshare into a gift for JGI, simply click the following link and complete the basic information about your timeshare.  If you prefer to apply using a paper application, or have any other questions, please call or email Jessica Lindenfelser at 703-682-9292 or

Every individual has a role to play.
Every individual makes a difference.

Thank you for your support!

The items represent the activities of the Jane Goodall Institute and the costs associated with these activities.  Each purchase represents a contribution to the entire mission of JGI. Donations will be used where needed most. 
JGI is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Federal Tax Id # 94-2474731

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