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The Maue Kay Foundation is a non profit 501(c) (3) charitable foundation formed in 2004 by John Kay and Jutta Maue Kay which supports individuals and organizations engaged in the protection of WILDLIFE, THE ENVIRONMENT and HUMAN RIGHTS

Foundation Statement

In recent years, whether at home in North America or through travels in other parts of the world, we've increasingly come in contact with people whose efforts to protect Wildlife, the Natural Environment and Human Rights are an inspiration to us. Providing financial assistance for their various projects is the primary mission of the Maue Kay Foundation. However we also hope to enlist additional support for their exemplary work, through the information, images and video clips, featured on our various projects.

Notes from the Director

  • The end of an era & a new beginning

    11 November 2018

    On October 14, 2018 John Kay & Steppenwolf gave their last performance.
    It had been 50 years since the band’s first album was released and JK felt that now was a good time for The Wolf to retire. This despite that the primary reason for the  band’s touring  - during these last 10 years - was to provide continued funding for the Maue Kay Foundation. With that source of financial assistance now no longer available JK is preparing a new project titled:                  
                  “BORN TO BE WILD: From Rock Star to Wildlife Advocate”
                  John Kay of Steppenwolf and his journey of transformation
    It is a multi-media presentation featuring JK narrating his life story and the history of Steppenwolf and his recollections of how his passion for wildlife protection came to be. If you’re familiar with TED Talks, then picture a similar presentation except this one is about hour and fifteen minutes long. While its aim is to entertain and to inform, the presentation’s primary purpose is to raise awareness and to generate funding for MKF. The project is still in development but plans are for a launch in 2019 with the presentation to be shown at a variety of venues such as Performing Arts Centers etc.
    We will update this posting once BTBW dates and details become available.
    Until then. Stay wild: JK & JMK

MKF Projects

  • African People & Wildlife

    African People & Wildlife

    The African People & Wildlife (APW) builds the capacity of rural Africans to engage in environmental conservation and sustain...
  • Amboseli Trust for Elephants - Cynthia Moss

    Amboseli Trust for Elephants - Cynthia Moss

    The Amboseli Trust for Elephants aims to ensure the long-term conservation and welfare of Africa’s elephants in the context o...
  • Big Life Foundation

    Big Life Foundation

    Using innovative conservation strategies and collaborating closely with local communities, partner NGOs, national parks and g...
  • Greenpeace International

    Greenpeace International

    Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expos...
  • Lewa Wildlife Conservancy - Kenya

    Lewa Wildlife Conservancy - Kenya

    The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is an award-winning catalyst and model for community conservation, a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
  • Natural Recources Defence Council

    Natural Recources Defence Council

    RDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of more than 2 million members...
  • Orangutan Foundation International

    Orangutan Foundation International

    The mission of the Orangutan Foundation International is to support the conservation, protection, and understanding of orangu...
  • Save The Elephants

    Save The Elephants

    Our mission: to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live; to...
  • The Elephant Sanctuary - Tennessee

    The Elephant Sanctuary - Tennessee

    The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, founded in 1995, is the nation's largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically f...
  • The Gijedabung School Tanzania

    The Gijedabung School Tanzania

    Human Rights
    Gijedabung Primary School, opened in 1999, is located on the western border of Tarangire National Park in Northern Tanzania
  • The Nature Conservancy

    The Nature Conservancy

    The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important la...
  • The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wil...
  • The Tithmom School

    The Tithmom School

    Human Rights
    Build a rural school or adopt an existing school and enhance it with computer training, English lessons, vegetable gardens an...

Past Directors Notes

  • Churchill, Yellowstone & Jackson Hole Big Cat Summit

    25 October 2017
    2017 has been a very busy year for in addition to MKF’s various activities and our conservation related trips, it is also this year that Ste...
  • Wildlife Conservation Network ‘EXPO’ October 2016

    07 November 2016
    In early October we again attended the Wildlife Conservation Network Expo in San Francisco. WCN supports many independent wildlife conservat...
  • Visit to ‘Save the Elephants’ in Samburu, Kenya

    20 August 2016
    In previous visits to Africa we have enjoyed numerous extraordinary encounters with elephants none of which however can match what we experi...
  • "Inherit The Dust"

    27 February 2016
    We recently received "Inherit The Dust" a deeply affecting book of images by photographer Nick Brandt. It is the final sequel to the trilogy...
  • Jackson Hole Elephant Summit & Wildlife Film Festival

    25 October 2015
    We've been on the go the last few weeks - first the Elephant Summit & Wildlife Film Festival in Jackson Hole, then the Lewa USA fundraiser G...
  • Welcome To Our New Website

    21 July 2015
    This website would not have become a reality were it not for two special people who generously donated their time and talents to this effort...
  • Visit to the Patagonia Regions of Argentina & Chile

    20 February 2015
    Our 2014 Report: The year started with a visit to the Patagonia regions of Argentina & Chile. While this South American trip was not made on...
  • Wildlife and Conservation Community

    07 November 2013
    Since our Baja Gray Whale adventure in February, we’ve become more and more connected to the wildlife and conservation community. This is in...
  • Baja Mexico to visit the Gray Whales

    21 March 2013
    As mentioned in our previous post, in February we joined a most congenial group of Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) supporters and t...
  • Dr. Birute Galdikas

    04 February 2013
    A few days ago we returned from Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of the Island of Borneo. There we, as part of a small group that included...