About the Foundation
The JiJi Foundation is an exempt private foundation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation's purpose is to support conservation, research, and public education on environmental issues. There are two geographic priority areas for the JiJi Foundation – California and the state of Baja California, Mexico.
The JiJi Foundation hopes that clarifying our grantmaking objectives below will help potential grantees determine how closely their activities align with our priorities. The objectives are as follows:
State of Baja California, Mexico (applications at any time):
- Build scientifically-based conservation priorities, especially for coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and desert ecosystems in the State of Baja California.
- Support legal and advocacy efforts to protect existing endangered species and list new species.
- Support responsible challenges to large-scale development in biologically-sensitive areas.
- Build institutional capacity in the state of Baja California.
- Develop tools to address endangered species.
- Build awareness of priority sites and conservation goals in general among funders, government agencies, and civil society.
California (applications 2 times/year):
- Create successful local models of science-based curricula and/or public engagement in California and adjoining regions, especially those that focus on local and regional effects of human activity.
- Support conservation, informational, and promotional efforts to protect existing endangered species, populations, and habitats.
- Train professionals and decision-makers in conservation biology and biodiversity conservation best practices.