JDI is a Public Benefit Organisation and is registered as the JDI Foundation Trust.
JDI was started in 1998 with the idea to create a simple structure that would enable young people to use their centres of influence to learn, understand and then make a difference in other people's lives in South Africa. We wanted to show our friends how easy it was to make a significant impact, to teach them about the problems, the issues and the solutions available.Read More
The JDI ethos shies away from the idea of making nameless donations to organisations where you can’t see how your money is spent, or from encouraging dependency by giving cash to individuals who are sometimes unable to spend it properly. Instead members are encouraged to ‘See. Think. Do’.Read More
JDI is constantly growing, and now has over 700 people on its database. There are around 26 groups, of varied sizes, which encompass a diverse mix of members. Groups can be made up of friends, colleagues, family members, book clubs, parent networks…..anyone who shares a passion for making change.
These groups are based predominantly in Cape Town, but also in Johannesburg, London, Dublin, New Zealand, and Dubai. These satellite cells work on same principles as the Cape Town groups, supporting local Cape Town projects that need assistance.Read More
The role of the Trustees is to: control administration of the trust, assist groups and help set-up new groups, maintain a database of doers and projects, drive external marketing of JDI, assist with the management of large JDI initiatives, provide accounting and systems support.
Financial statements are audited annually by Deloitte & Touche.
JDI’s current trustees are:Read More