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Safeguarding Jekyll

Conserve. Preserve. Educate.

A place as unique as Jekyll Island relies on the vision of insightful people and organizations to keep its history, natural beauty and character alive and well through changing and challenging times.  The Jekyll Island Foundation is proud to be counted among those dedicated to the welfare of a truly extraordinary Island.

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Private contributions are necessary to ensure Jekyll Island's uniqueness for future generations

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Our Initiatives
Take in the nature and experience the history. That is the beauty of Jekyll Island.
The Jekyll Island Foundation is proud of have been able to help purchase Beach Patrol Utility Terrain Vehicles for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The UTV's are used by the GSTC for nesting turtle and hatchling patrols and educational programs.
#ThrowbackThursday -- In 1733, General James Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia and named Jekyll Island in honor of Sir Joseph Jekyll, his friend and financier from England.[Photo: Jekyll Island Authority]
The sun sets on another marvelous Jekyll Island day 💙
Choose from six Jekyll Island Foundation membership levels and find one that best suits you! Learn more:
Make your trip to Jekyll Island educational with a stop by the Georgia Sea Turtle Center!
Jekyll Island is fun for the whole family. What are you waiting for? 🛶
#MondayMotivation --
Sunday’s are for biking 🚲
#ThrowbackThursday -- The Club Era on Jekyll Island came to an end as a result of World War II. In 1947, the island was sold to the State of Georgia for use as a State Park, offering opportunities for recreation and pleasure along the Georgia Coast to everyone.
Pappi was a juvenile green sea turtle that stranded on Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island in July of 2018. Pappi was extremely debilitated and had severe fibropapillomatosis (FP) upon initial evaluation. Read about Pappi's recovery and adventures at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center ➡️
These views never get old 😎
Are you looking for a special type of tribute gift? Plant a live oak as a living gift that grows for many generations.Learn more:
Sometimes, the best way to honor a loved one is with a tribute gift.Read this beautiful story of a lifetime of memories on Jekyll Island:
#MondayMotivation -- The earth has music for those who listen.
Take pride in playing an integral part in ongoing projects, such as wildlife research, preservation of historic resources, and continued development of the Mosaic Museum when you become a member of the Jekyll Island Foundation!Learn more about which membership level best suits you:
#ThrowbackThursday -- Where is your favorite place to ride bikes on Jekyll Island?
Education is a main pillar of the Jekyll Island Foundation and our devotion to the island’s natural, cultural, and historic resources.
Migratory birds are front and center, welcoming visitors to the Mosaic – the reimagined museum of Jekyll Island. Jekyll, along with much of coastal Georgia, is truly a haven for a stunning diversity of avian life. A mixed flock of sculpted birds flies over the image of Jekyll Island in the Mosaic’s lobby, representing the stunning range of diversity in shape and color of the migratory bird species that use the Atlantic Flyway migratory route along our coast.Read more:
Enjoy live music, Craft Brew Fest, Artists Market and more at the Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival, taking place September 20-22nd! See more:
The Diamondback Terrapin Conservation Fund is an ongoing initiative for the Jekyll Island Foundation. Diamondback Terrapin's are a species of turtle that lives in the marshes surrounding Jekyll Island.  This unique species has long been a part of the natural and cultural history of the region, but is now threatened by human activities in the marsh.  Learn more and donate today:
No Monday blues, just perfect views 💙
If your weekend plans do not include a trip to the Mosaic Museum, they should! Open daily from 9am-5pm.
Long weekends = more time to enjoy another sunset on Jekyll Island! 🤗
The Jekyll Island Foundation makes it easy to honor a loved one, celebrate life’s special moments, or simply embody your lasting adoration for Jekyll Island.Learn more about how to give:


We’re Looking for a Few Good Shots.

Dear Foundation Friends,

When you visit Jekyll Island, it’s almost impossible NOT to take great pictures. You probably have a few on your smart phone of yourself with Jekyll’s pristine beauty or historic buildings in the background. If this is indeed the case, why not share? Post them to facebook and instagram using #JekyllIslandFoundation. Chances are you’ll see them here, and help us make even more friends!


Dion Davis
Executive Director

Contact Us

Jekyll Island Foundation

P.O. Box 13002, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone: (912) 635-4100