JIMMY NELSON FOUNDATION’S DEDICATION

OUR MISSION

“To guarantee a culturally diverse world for generations to come”

 

The Jimmy Nelson Foundation finances project initiatives that capture the beauty of our world. We nurture talent and offer a sharing platform for everyone to partake in. The goal: encouraging people to find pride in our cultural heritage and celebrating cultural diversity!

 

The cultural project supported by the Jimmy Nelson Foundation take place everywhere in the world and are designed with an equal outcome between stakeholders. These external initiatives should revolve around creating understanding and inspiring people. When projects apply for funding, we also encourage them to be as locally owned as possible.

 

OUR VISION

Our world is changing rapidly. Through this inevitable process, the world’s cultural colours are fading and we lose extraordinary knowledge. Therefore, it is important to encourage people to find pride in our cultural heritage and celebrate diversity.

 

The Jimmy Nelson Foundation was set up in 2016 to bring people from different worlds together. We believe that original knowledge can teach us invaluably much about ourselves and that it encourages responsibility to look after each other and the planet.

 

UNESCO director Irina Bokova calls cultural diversity: “the promise of renewal and dynamism, and an engine of innovation and development.” In the world of today, original and traditional knowledge of indigenous societies can contribute to the planet’s modern vision on technology, science, medicine and provide outstanding examples of sustainable living.

BECOME A FRIEND OR SUBMIT A PROJECT

You can make a donation, become a Friend or apply with your own cultural project. Please note that to be successful at securing funding, your project has to meet a set of criteria that resonate the foundation’s vision and mission.

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?

DONATE NOW

The Jimmy Nelson Foundation shares the wealth of a culturally diverse world. We fund cultural projects that celebrate, fortify and educate about our world’s cultures. With your support we can keep realizing fantastic ideas.

 

By making a contribution you are fostering an appreciation for cultural diversity and help to connect people from different cultures to learn from each other’s knowledge.

 

We need your involvement. You can join Jimmy today. By donating or becoming a Friend of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation, you enable our projects. Let’s celebrate the world’s cultural diversity.

PARTICIPATE

We fundraise to support your project. We invite people to present us their projects that can support the world to celebrate its polychromatic cultural identity.

 

We are looking for projects that are centred around cultural diversity and expression, with a focus on indigenous cultures. Projects we support are based on equal cultural exchange, have clear outcomes and a limited running time.

 

If you would like to know if your project meets the funding criteria, please see the open calls below and submit your project here.

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BE INVOLVED

We like you to be involved. That’s why we share with you why and how we do what we do. We’ve explained this in our public policy plan. The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is naturally closely linked to Jimmy Nelson Pictures bv. We have carefully defined this relationship. We are committed to transparency and share our financial statements with you.

 

If you feel you have any reason to be aggrieved by any undertaking by the Foundation or its representatives, please send your complaint to complaint@jimmynelsonfoundation.com. All complaints will be logged and responded to within 4 weeks.

RECENT UPDATES

  • Indigenous Mural Art by the Misak Misak in Bogota As They Pass By – Walls of Connection  The Jimmy Nelson Foundation and MasterPeace bundled their forces in an exciting mural art project this summer, which takes place throughout several Latino-American cities. Together with the indigenous Misa...

  • Overcoming obstacles of mis-representation & respecting the Sacred   Lumbee Tribe: Portrait of a Nation The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is excited about the arrival of its newest project “Lumbee Tribe: Portrait of a Nation’. Being part of the foundation’s “Celebrate Culture” call, this photogr...

  • Giya Makondo-Wills, whose photography project was the first to be backed by the Jimmy Nelson Foundation won the third prize in the international IAFOR Documentary Photography Award Competition! The Jimmy Nelson Foundation incredibly proud of Giya Makondo-Wills, who visited our office in Amsterdam ye...

  • Transforming a wall into a conversation piece: indigenous wall art in ‘As They Pass By – Walls of Connection’   Did you know that 50% of the world’s indigenous people live in urban areas? In these cities it is hard for indigenous groups to maintain their cultural practices and honour thei...


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