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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
Ranger Walks are designed to be interpretive educational nature tours about our thriving and dynamic wild spaces on Jekyll Island. Whether you’re visiting Jekyll Island for your first time, or wake up here every morning, there will always be something new to discover around you. Join us on select Saturdays, now through the end of March, at 10:00 A.M. or 3:00 P.M. for a walking adventure.Learn more and make your reservation:
On this #GivingTuesday, we hope you'll consider giving to one of our initiatives at the Jekyll Island Foundation. From Diamondback Terrapin Conservation and Keeping Jekyll Island a Haven for Birds to Tribute Gifts including adopting trees and purchasing benches, YOU can make a difference today.Learn more about all of our initiatives ➡️
Why make gifting more difficult than it needs to be? Give a gift that will last for generations this holiday season! Tribute gifts on Jekyll Island offer a unique way to show someone just how much you care.Learn more about the different options:
We’re so very thankful for all of your love and support for our special little island. #HappyThanksgiving
You can support the Jekyll Island Foundation via’s charitable donations program - AmazonSmile! By shopping through AmazonSmile and selecting Jekyll Island Foundation as your nonprofit choice, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase towards preserving and conserving Jekyll Island. We hope you’ll consider shopping through AmazonSmile this holiday season!Do your holiday shopping at ➡️
When was your last visit Georgia’s Jewel? 🌴🌅
Since its inception in 1999, the Jekyll Island Foundation has provided funding for numerous projects that have added even more luster to our already illustrious island.See your dollars at work:
A membership to the Jekyll Island Foundation is the perfect gift for the Jekyll Island Lover in your life! With membership perks including annual parking passes, gift shop discounts, and more, it's a gift they're sure to love.Learn more:
#MotivationMonday --
It’s never “knot” a good day when it’s spent on island time 😎
#ThrowbackThursday -- Do you have a fondest memory at the pier in the Jekyll Island Historical District?
Jekyll Island Park Ranger, Ayron Moleen-Smith, watches and records her observations as butterflies pass by one of our monitoring locations in the dunes. Have you seen any butterflies during your trips to Jekyll Island? 🦋
You know you're almost there when...
Every island needs a strong foundation. Join with us to make it even stronger.Learn more:
What is your favorite part of visiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center?
Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at, donates to the Jekyll Island Foundation? 🎁➡️💵
It’s a busy weekend on Jekyll Island so make sure to take some time to slow down and enjoy the beauty.
#ThrowbackThursday -- So much has changed, yet so much has remained the same ❤️
Among the renovations to the Mosaic Museum, we're very excited about the museum’s outdoor space, known as the “Paddock”. The ability to move some programs outside provides a unique way for us to educate and entertain our guests! Learn more about programs you can attend including an Archaeology Day event on November 15:
#DidYouKnow -- Faith Chapel prayer services are offered at 9 a.m. the last Sunday of every month.
Sea turtles are not the only animals on Jekyll’s beaches who lay eggs. The threatened Wilson’s plovers “Charadrius wilsonia” have been spotted by bird enthusiasts, tourists and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center turtle patrol. Have you seen any plovers in your time on Jekyll Island?
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 💙


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