See the bigger picture

Our Dream

A culturally diverse and healthy planet with respect for each other.


Better intercultural dialogue and understanding are essential to ensure a prosperous future for our species and planet. But the world’s cultural colours are fading fast, and elementary natural wisdom is on the brink of being lost.

We need to act now, and see the bigger picture: We are one. And only united in our diversity, we can meet the enormous challenges we face.







Inspire humanity to create a deeper connection with their own cultural identity and each other, and help safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage for future generations (SDG 11.4).


If we don’t act now, all will be gone forever.



  • Due to the worldwide Corona crisis, we are forced to put all travel-related projects on hold and postpone them for the time being. We want to be able to guarantee everybody included in our projects is safe and healthy. We, here in the Netherlands, will keep working on putting the journeys together a...

  • In addition to the Foundation’s CULT-ED program, the foundation has been testing our VR material in Dutch hospitals. Thousands of children are in the hospital every day and are not able to play, learn or travel the world. This is why SyncVR Medical in collaboration with the Jimmy Nelson Founda...

  • Next month we will launch CULT-ED. CULT-ED is a FREE education program, based on the work of Jimmy Nelson for upper primary and lower secondary school classes about global citizenship. There are many special cultures, valuable traditions and alternative ways to deal with contemporary challenges. In ...

  • We at the JNF are continually active doing research as to how best support the communities in safeguarding their culture. This video is the start of a coöperation with Hannah’s Willka Yachay charity and the Q’eros themselves, in which we will work together to set up a Centre for Ancestra...


We are all human and together we can inspire humanity to respect one another. But in order to change the world, we will need your help! With your support, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation facilitates projects to raise awareness and share knowledge of indigenous cultures through education and art. The reciprocity projects will focus on working together with the communities to support their cultural heritage.


To contribute you can become a friend of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation or donate directly to one of our projects (coming soon).

Feel like taking action? The Jimmy Nelson Foundation aims to document and to research further how to create the reciprocity projects with and for the communities. In order to do so, we need people on the ground! Our goal is to organize a number of journeys a year which will take place during a cultural festival and/or gathering. During the trip you will form a team with a group of volunteers and together with the community, you will document the event from your and their perspective. Next to documenting you will be doing research on how and where we can support the community. Your research will help us to set up reciprocity projects!



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