About us

About us

Mission

Concrete Jungle Foundation (CJF) is an international non-profit organisation that builds skateparks and runs youth development programming in underserved communities around the world.

We empower disadvantaged individuals and communities worldwide through fostering and sustaining the positive values inherent to skateboarding.

Legal Status

United Kingdom

  • Statutory name: Concrete Jungle Foundation
  • CIO registered #1177490
  • Account Name: Concrete Jungle Foundation
  • Account Number: 20985541
  • Sort Code: 16-58-10

The Netherlands

  • Statutory name: Stichting Concrete Jungle Foundation
  • Chamber of Commerce registration number: 78723965
  • RSIN/Tax number: 861508889

How we work

1 /. We respond to local demands for skateboarding facilities, in environments otherwise lacking in sports infrastructure and communal/youth spaces.

2 /. We partner with the most recognised skatepark builders in the world to provide professionally built, world-class concrete skateparks, free of charge to communities.

3 /. We leverage pedagogical expertise and years of experience to provide targeted youth programmes focused on life-skills for children and professional development for adolescents - through skateboarding. Learn more.

4 /. We build up local capacity and transfer the long-term running of the park and project to local partner organisations, to ensure sustainability as well as local ownership of the project

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Where we work

Activity Map CJF

Who we are

Board

Lisa Jacob | Chair of the board & Founder at Forever Playground
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Bob Zevenbergen | Board member and Skatepark builder at Nine Yards
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Patrick Reins | Board member and Sales Manager at All Styles
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Executive Board

Clément Taquet | Executive Director
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Harry Gerrard | Operations Director
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Tim van Asdonck | Programmes Director
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Troy Björkman | Development Director
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Johannes Wimmeder | Programmes Manager (Peru)
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Policy

Policy Plan
Human Resource Policy
Reserve Policy

Annual Report

We value reporting, evaluation and transparency, so here’s all that we’ve been up to.

2018-2019 | Annual Report
2019-2020 | Annual Report

Skatepark construction

Concrete Jungle Foundation is a specialist in building skateparks in developing countries, and we are always keen to discuss third party contractor opportunities. All profits raised from such engagements go back into the organisation, allowing us to maintain our project locations, run our youth development programming, as well as train volunteers and local staff.

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Freedom Skatepark construction, Jamaica
Freedom Skatepark construction, Jamaica

Press

07.04.2017 | Peru this week

12.12.2017 | Africa Skateboarding Diary

17.05.2018 | Vice Belgium

06.06.2018 | Commissione Italiana Skateboard FISR

21.01.2019 | Solo Skatemag

30.01.2019 | Monster Children

03.05.2019 | UNHCR Innovation Service

28.02.2020 | Beyond Sport

04.05.2020 | Grey Skatemag

Press inquiry

Partners and friends

logo The Skateroom logo New Line Skateparks logo Moomin logo Forever Playground logo Nine Yards Skatepark logo Skateboard for Hope logo Donate for Skate logo Jean Jaques Foundation logo All Styles Distribution logo Doyenne logo Vulgar

Join CJFamily now

Concrete Jungle Family is our global community of supporters, skateboarders, students and parents that share our mission to empower children through skateboarding, youth programmes and community development.

With the support of the Family, we have over the past three years been able to...

  • Build 3 free-of-charge, public skateparks in at-risk communities in Peru, Angola and Jamaica
  • Directly impact 365 children through 223 classes as part of the Edu Skate programme
  • Provide 9 paid apprenticeships to youth in need as part of the Planting Seeds programme
  • Achieve a 36% female particpation rate across our programmes
  • Employ 16 local adolescents and young adults across our project locations

By donating 5€ or more a month you can join the Concrete Jungle Family, help us support the hundreds of youth we work with around the world, as well as help us build more skateparks for communities in need.

All Family Members also get -25% off everything in our online shop!

Thank you for helping us spread the positive seeds of skateboarding.

Referral programme
Group picture of Peru skateboarders stretching

Join CJFamily now

Concrete Jungle Family is our global community of supporters, skateboarders, students and parents that share our mission to empower children through skateboarding, youth programmes and community development.

With the support of the Family, we have over the past three years been able to...

  • Build 3 free-of-charge, public skateparks in at-risk communities in Peru, Angola and Jamaica
  • Directly impact 365 children through 223 classes as part of the Edu Skate programme
  • Provide 9 paid apprenticeships to youth in need as part of the Planting Seeds programme
  • Achieve a 36% female particpation rate across our programmes
  • Employ 16 local adolescents and young adults across our project locations

By donating 5€ or more a month you can join the Concrete Jungle Family, help us support the hundreds of youth we work with around the world, as well as help us build more skateparks for communities in need.

All Family Members also get -25% off everything in our online shop!

Thank you for helping us spread the positive seeds of skateboarding.

Referral programme
Group picture of Angolan skateboarders