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  • Columbus magazine and JNF are proudly collaborating together as we believe in sustainable travelling, something that Colombus magazine is promoting with their magazine. Colombus magazine is supporting us in spreading our message of urgency; Better intercultural dialogue and understanding are essenti...

  • Caught in the act! The Maasai committee is in budget meeting for the building of the first Maasai Cultural Education Center (MCEC). The Maasai is a semi-nomadic community, harmonious living with nature and livestock. The complexity of development and urbanisation have effects on continuing living th...

  • Today, on United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity, director Senthil Kumar and artist Jimmy Nelson send out a worldwide call to preserve global cultural heritage by portraying the world’s last indigenous cultures as the sentinels, the guardians, of our planet. “There has never been a better t...

  • Our Reciprocity Projects section on the website is currently under construction. Whilst this time we are working online with our contact persons to develop these projects. We aim to have their new lay-out ready in June 2020 after which it will be possible for you to donate in a specific project of y...

  • The first lessons of Cult-ED which are now available on our website in both English and Dutch! Cult-ED is a free educational program that focuses on culture and world citizenship. With Cult-ED, children can travel digitally to faraway places, from Mongolia and Bhutan to Peru and French Polynesia, to...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • More than a thousand Columbus fans submitted their nominations for the Columbus Travel Awards, the Oscars of the travel world. Which travel organization and destination made a special impression last year? Which travel hero and influencer deserve to be honoured? And which travel photos? Jimmy Nelson...

  • Here are the nominations of the Columbus Travel  Awards. Together with Maurice Lede from 3 op Reis and Jimmy Nelson we made a selection out of more than three-thousand pictures. The winner will join one of our projects teams for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation Click in the link to see the nominated pict...

  • The World Economic Forum, which will be held in Davos this month, will be manifested around the theme “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”. It will bring together 3,000 decision-makers, philanthropists and corporate activists from around the world, and aim to assist governments and in...

  • We feel happy that our blog about the Hadzabe, the last Hunter Gatherers of Tanzania is posted on the website of Explore Tanzania. Here you can read the blog about the Hadzabe project. (in Dutch)...

  • We, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation support People’s Planet Project. This is a social movement of documentary filmmakers. They are transferring film- and storytelling skills to a new generation of indigenous community members who are on the frontline of the real and dangerous fight for the world’s...

  • Last summer our third 2018-’19 team of visual storytellers journeyed to Peru to capture the ceremony ‘Inti Raymi’ of the Quechua, also known as the Inca, for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. Recently, for the Columbus Travel Magazine, our team has been interviewed. Interested in being ...

  • Kieke from our team was invited to talk about the foundation on BNR radio! What we are doing within our foundation and cultural preservation is now particularly important as our world is changing rapidly. Our ever-growing population and urge for bigger economies have led to both positive and negativ...

  • We are very proud of this new feature in the latest issue of Colombus magazine! Columbus magazine and JNF are proudly collaborating together as we believe in sustainable travelling, something that Colombus magazine is promoting with their magazine. Colombus magazine is supporting us in spreading our...

  • Within the foundation, we facilitate awareness projects which aim awareness about, respect for and pride within indigenous peoples and their cultures by providing them with a positive, celebratory platform. Our third 2018/2019 team of visual storytellers journeyed to Peru to capture the spirit of th...

  • We are always looking for ways to support indigenous communities as they work to safeguard their cultures. When Jimmy met the Q’eros people, he learned that the first road had reached several of their villages in the previous two years. Their communities started to change faster than ever. We would ...

  • At the JNF we believe that education is a powerful tool. In a time where we need to work together to ensure the future of our planet, education about indigenous culture is crucial, yet scarce. The youth is our future and we need to work on acceptance and respect, a subject that even now is not yet t...

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?

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 reciprocity projects (coming soon).

Each book sold empowers people to revalue their cultural heritage. From education programmes to research and reciprocity projects. Good karma? You bet.

 

Artist Jimmy Nelson, the initiator of this foundation, creates renowned art books. In his images, people stand there proud, as if on a pedestal, worthy of all respect. The first step towards recognition for indigenous cultures and their wisdom around the globe. His books are making an impact with a capital I. Each book sold is not only raising awareness but also financially fueling our various projects. Visit his website for more information or to order a book.

FACTS - GET INVOLVED

To know more about how the Jimmy Nelson Foundation works, you can read our public policy plan. The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is linked to Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV. and we have carefully defined this relationship. We are committed to transparency and share our financial statements with you.

 

Should you have a complaint, please send us an email to info@jimmynelsonfoundation.com All complaints will be logged and responded within four weeks.