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Jane Goodall Institute

CharityWatch report issued
February 2023

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Jane Goodall Institute
1120 20th Street NW
Suite 520s
Washington, DC 20036

Other Names

Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education, and Conservation

Tax Status


Stated Mission

The understand & protect chimpanzees, other apes, & their habitats, and to work towards creating an informed & compassionate critical mass of people who will help to create a better world for people, other animals, & our shared environment.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2021

Program Percentage: 73%

The percentage of Jane Goodall Institute's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $21

How many dollars Jane Goodall Institute spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Joint Costs

Jane Goodall Institute's rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
80% $12
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

Government Funding

25% to 49%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Jane Goodall Institute IRS Form 990 94-2474731
Jane Goodall Institute Audited Combined Financial Statements multiple
Entity: Jane Goodall Institute
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 94-2474731
Entity: Jane Goodall Institute
Document Type: Audited Combined Financial Statements
Tax ID: multiple

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Jane Goodall Institute
meets governance benchmarks.
Jane Goodall Institute
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Anna Rathmann Executive Director $250,962
2 Daniel Dupont Senior VP $180,223
3 Susana Name VP, Founder Relations $172,555
Name: Anna Rathmann
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $250,962
Name: Daniel Dupont
Title: Senior VP
Compensation: $180,223
Name: Susana Name
Title: VP, Founder Relations
Compensation: $172,555

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the Jane Goodall Institute combined audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 1 re: Revenue recognition, Contributions and grants), the Institute received in-kind donated software licenses in 2021 on which it placed a total value of $467,251.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

According to the Jane Goodall Institute combined audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 5, Note Payable):

"On April 21, 2020, the Institute received loan proceeds in the amount of $793,400 under the Paycheck Protection Program. The promissory note bore an interest rate of 1% per year and called for monthly principal and interest payments amortized over the term of the promissory note with a deferral of payments for the first six months. The Institute applied for forgiveness of the loan after completing the 24 week spending period. In January 2021, the Institute received notification that the loan had been forgiven in full by the Small Business Administration. The loan forgiveness has been recorded as forgiveness of debt in the other items section in the accompanying [audited] Combined Statement of Activities and Change in Net Assets.

"On March 16, 2021, the Institute received loan proceeds in the amount of $751,109 under the Paycheck Protection Program. The promissory note bears interest at a rate of 1.00% per year and calls for monthly principal and interest payments amortized over the term of the promissory note with a deferral of payments until ten months after completion the 24 week spending period. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the promissory note may be forgiven by the Small Business Administration in whole or in part. As discussed in Note 15 [cited in part, below], subsequent to year-end, the Institute received notification that the loan had been forgiven in full. Accordingly, the balance of the loan will be recognized as revenue from forgiveness of debt in the 2022 financial statements."

According to the Jane Goodall Institute combined audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 15, Subsequent Events):

"As discussed in Note 5 [cited, above], on July 20, 2022, the Institute received notice that their second Payroll Protection Program Act loan had been forgiven in full. Accordingly, the balance of the loan will be recognized as revenue from forgiveness of debt in the 2022 financial statements."

According to the Jane Goodall Institute combined audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 1 re: Investment risks and uncertainties):

"The Institute invests in various investment securities. Investment securities are exposed to various risks such as interest rates, market, foreign exchange, and credit risks.

"Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities, it is at least reasonably possible that changes in the values of investment securities will occur in the near term and that such changes could materially affect the amounts reported in the [audited] combined financial statements."

According to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) 2021 tax filing, JGI reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding severance payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, line 4a):

"Shanae [sic] Burgess received severance of $47,575."

Shenae Burgess is reported as "CFO (until 08/2021)," with reported total compensation in 2021 of $169,330 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

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