Juba Foundation (JF) is a local Non-profit and Non-political organization that was formed in July 2004. Initiated amid the needs to address the myriad of challenges (general collapse of institution structures and markets) facing the communities in Somalia since 1991, it was formed during a General Meeting of Somali professional in July 2004 in Jamame, Lower Juba Somalia.
With the view of innovatively catalyzing change, the organization aims was to address the emergency needs of the communities, while supporting them addressing their long-term aspirations of the local populations.
The organization started small with a project on human right investigation and documentation among minorities, IDPs, children and women. With head office in Jamame District, Lower Juba region, Somalia, Juba Foundation initially focused on South Central Somalia, but now has spread to other regions with priorities being emergency response and rehabilitation, Economic and Market Development, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and Human Development (Health and Education).