The Joanna Toole Foundation

The Joanna Toole Foundation Has Officially Launched!

This Foundation has been established in memory of Joanna Toole: a passionate advocate for the protection of all animals. Her achievements over her short career greatly reduced animal suffering and death around the world, and through the Foundation’s work we are determined to keep her legacy alive. 

To learn more, watch our launch videos below and please consider making a donation to support the foundation’s work.

Recent News

Our Achievements So Far

Hear from two winners of the 2019 Solutions Award and also our friends at OceanCare talking about the contributions Jo made to their sustainable development policy and about the award of their Ghost Gear Internship.

Zac Goldsmith’s message for the launch

We are honoured that Lord Goldsmith, UK Minister of State for the Environment, wanted to honour Jo and express his good wishes for the Foundation’s launch

About the Foundation

The Joanna Toole Foundation’s mission statement is:

To continue the global work of campaigner Joanna Toole in advancing the welfare of animals, in particular that of marine fauna. We achieve this through grants for practical action and training, for education on anthropogenic threats, and for scientific research.


Joanna Toole was a passionate advocate for the protection of all animals who understood that all change starts with individual choice and that each choice has a lasting impact, positive or negative, on the health of our planet, the well-being of animals and the inter-connected fate of our own species.  Jo made the choice to dedicate her personal and professional life to the protection of animals and the prevention of animal suffering, and her achievements over her short career greatly reduced animal suffering and death around the world.