Achievements – Jekyll Island Foundation


Your Dollars at Work.

Since its inception in 1999, the Jekyll Island Foundation has provided funding for numerous projects that have added even more luster to this already illustrious island. These include the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the Jekyll Island Mosaic project – raising funds to help preserve historic properties and repurpose them into interactive, educational facilities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Below are more JIF/JIA partner achievements.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

  • Repurposed Power Plant
  • Purchased Three Utility Vehicles
  • Purchased Three Transport Vans
  • Purchased Therapeutic Laser
  • Funded Two Education Staff Members
  • Purchased Two Rehabilitation Tanks
  • Completed Hospital Pavilion Upgrades
  • Completed Exhibitry Upgrades
  • Purchased Laparoscopic Equipment
  • Purchased Medical Supplies (ongoing)
  • Remodeled Gift Store
  • Received Three Disney Conservation Fund International Grants
  • Received Two Disney Conservation Fund Emergency Grants
  • Received the Edward John Noble Foundation Veterinarian Technician Grant
  • Received the Edward John Noble Foundation Box Turtle Research Grant
  • Provided for Frog Disease and Pathogen Research
  • Provided for Pain Relief Agent (Meloxicam) Research
  • Provided for Reproduction of Declining Predator Research
  • Provided for Two Cooperative UGA/GSTC* Graduate Research Assistantships
  • Purchased Two Diamondback Terrapin Research Drones
  • Purchased GPS Trackers for Diamondback Terrapin Research
  • Purchased Diamondback Terrapin Crossing Flashing Signage


  • Funded Horton Pond Wildlife Viewing and Basking Platform
  • Funded Horton Pond Nature Trail & Messaging Kiosk
  • Funded Wilson’s Plover Conservation Project
  • Purchased Trail Cams, Tripods and Accessories for Plover Research
  • Purchased Bands for Marking Plovers
  • Funded the St. Andrews Wildlife Viewing Platform
  • Funded the Guest Information Center Wildlife Viewing Platform
  • Provided funding for Bobcat Research

Historic Preservation

  • Purchased Indian Mound Cottage Window Treatments
  • Purchased Indian Mound Cottage Exhibitry
  • Purchased Villa Ospo – Jennings Family portraits
  • Purchased Villa Ospo – Jennings Family exhibitry
  • Purchased Hollybourne Cottage restoration supplies (ongoing)
  • Funded Faith Chapel New Carpeting
  • Funded DuBignon Cottage New Carpeting
  • Funded the Skeet House Relocation and Revitalization Project
  • Funded Jekyll Island Museum Revitalization Feasibility study
  • Funded Jekyll Island Mosaic Capital Campaign

Contact Us

Jekyll Island Foundation

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


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