Jane Goodall Institute

Registered Name
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Conservation
Tax ID


The Jane Goodall Institute is a global wildlife and environment conservation organization headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. It was founded in 1977 by English primatologist Jane Goodall.

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Annual Budget
December 2018
+7% Growth
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
Management Spending


Animal Welfare and Conservation


The jane goodall institute ensures the welfare of chimpanzees and other animals through our work at the tchimounga chimpanzees sanctuary and rehabilitation center in the republic of congo by caring for and rehabilitating more than 140 chimpanzees, mandrills, mustachioed monkeys and a range of other species. Tchimpounga serves as an important element of the triangle approach to protecting chimpanzees and other species threatened by poaching and the illegal pet trade by providing a place for law enforcement officers to bring confiscated animals.our conservation work protects the habitats of chimpanzees. Chimpanzees serve as a barometer species: when they are thriving myriad other species flourish. Our signature, community-centered conservation approach, tacare, engages villagers and local stakeholders to identify their needs and priorities and builds durable conservation approaches by solving the issues that cause the threat to critical habitats. In 2017, jgi expanded our tacare approach to six new countries.



Jgi's roots & shoots program provides training for formal and informal educators to inspire young people to become compassionate citizens. Roots & shoots engages young people in 100 countries around the world to learn about their communities and to take action to benefit people, animals and the environment. These projects educate young people about a wide range of subjects through service learning.jgi's research at gombe stream research center in tanzania continues dr. Jane goodall's legacy of discovery while informing a wide range of research every year. In addition, jgi also works with communities across africa to develop environmental education curricula, raise awareness about laws protecting primates, and support improved knowledge about the local environment through our conservation science innovations.

Community Engagement


Dr. Jane goodall travels more than 300 days a year to spread her message of hope in action. Jgi also engages more than a million people every year to take action to protect people, animals and the world we all share. We also work on specific campaigns to educate the public about specific policy issues that are important to the well-being of people, animals and the planet we all call home.


Jane Goodall Founder (see Schedule O)
Elizabeth Stevens Chair
Linda Berdine Vice Chair
Steve Woodruff Treasurer
Mary Mapes Secretary
Carol Irwin Chief of Staff
Isaac M. Mintz VP Finance
Brian Graff Board Member
Vivian Lowery Derryck Board Member
Alan Fleischmann Board Member
Keith Martin Board Member
George Macricostas Board Member
Cindy Mercer Board Member
Reed Oppenheimer Board Member
Tedd Saunders Board Member
Madison Vorva Board Member
Elizabeth Gray Board Member
Michelle Haley Board Member
James Lembeli Board Member
Becci Crowe Board Member
Carlos Drews Executive Director
Susana Name VP Founder Relation
Tammy Palmer VP Africa Programs
Lilian Pinetea VP Conservation Science
Anna Gibson VP Development and Marketing
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