Fondée par le milliardaire Américain John Stryker, cette foundation est engagée sur deux fronts :
- les programmes de justice sociale
- la protection des grands singes
A ce titre, elle a financé en 2013 pour plus de 10 millions de dollars de programmes de conservation.
The ultimate goal of the Great Apes program is to achieve conservation and respect for the great apes. This is accomplished by ensuring that viable populations of great apes are protected from extinction and living in habitats that are managed sustainably and integrated with economic development objectives; and that there is international commitment to effectively support the captive care of great apes in sanctuaries and not tolerate their use in entertainment or invasive medical research.