Welcome to the Clarke Family Foundation, formerly known as The Aloe Institute.
The Aloe Institute has been transitioned to the Clarke Family Foundation by its leaders to reflect changes in the original mission of The Aloe Institute. While still concerned with the health applications of the aloe plant, the new foundation has broadened its scope to include supporting research and efforts outside of the aloe plant’s medical and health applications to include other treatments seeking to combat a host of different health issues.
It is the Clarke family’s sincere wish that their efforts will lead to advancements that will provide people with the opportunity to live healthier, more active lives.
The Clarke Family Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to improving health and wellness globally. The Institute's focus on health and wellness lies in underwriting the most promising aloe research while promoting its clinical and organic benefits through ongoing educational outreach.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Your tax-deductible contribution supports ongoing scientific research exploring new and emerging medical benefits of aloe.
The Institute was founded on the Clarke family trust, ensuring that 99 cents out of every donated dollar is invested in research and informational programs promoting the medicinal values of organic aloe vera.
Your donations fund:
To Give by Mail: Simply mail a check to:
The Clarke Family Foundation Attn: Jane B. Grace
5200 Brittany Dr. South, #309 | St. Petersburg, 33715
Following a successful, lucrative career in industry, Jess and Evelyn Clarke, Sr. transformed their active retirement years into a not-for-profit organization combining the spirit of philanthropy with strong core family values to form The Clarke Family Foundation. Since 1997, the Institute has been their personal living and giving legacy, paying something back to a world that has given them so much joy. The succession of family leadership at the Institute continues the Clarke’s relentless pursuit of the much-needed research to unlock the many breakthrough secrets still lying within the aloe plant.
"The values they have lived by and their strong desire for family projects makes The Clarke Family Foundation a perfect vehicle."
--The Clarke Family
Today, family members Jane B. Grace (daughter) and Jess F. Clarke III (grandson), and Robert B. Clarke (son), comprise the Institute’s Board of Directors. The founders’ succession plan ensured that the decision-making process remains a “family” responsibility in keeping with their core values of care and open communication. The Institute continues forward in its pursuit of its Core Goals:
"Our founders Jess and Evelyn Clarke were very farsighted. They anticipated that encouraging self sufficiency in their children and grandchildren would present constant and challenging opportunities.
Remaining true to their intent and living up to their expectations, we continue to operate with the ideals of our founders in mind.
Pursuing strategies including grant making and investing concepts, our hope is to strengthen and share what we learn. The Clarke Family Foundation has engaged in two areas of interest--Aloe Research, Aloe Education and most recently, eye care as both parents had macular degeneration. We have selected programs and projects that will lead to enriching society through medical research and education. I hope that you will join us in our quest for knowledge that heals, cures and improves the lives of people worldwide.”
Jane B. Grace
President, The Clarke Family Foundation
"We lived in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas where aloe plants proliferate. An acquaintance there was suffering from a really severe and painful burn from a motorcycle exhaust pipe. We gave her a fresh aloe vera leaf. She applied the gel and the pain subsided instantly. The burn began healing immediately and it was the most dramatic result I had ever seen with aloe.
Another acquaintance had a burn on his arm so serious that it was literally keeping him out of work. Numerous different doctor visits and treatments offered no results. Finally, we asked him if he had tried aloe vera. No! he exclaimed, none of his physicians had ever suggested it. He began treating his wound with aloe vera gel and almost immediately it began to close up. He was finally able to resume work within days.
My sister's husband had a persistent sinus infection he just couldn't shake. He began drinking an aloe vera juice and six weeks later, his congestion began to break up and his sinuses eventually cleared."
- Jan McCoy, a friend of The Clarke Family Foundation
Stacy Leffingwell - "I want everyone to know about aloe vera! because there is no end to what it can do for your health, and your pet's health."
Stacy Leffingwill - "Aloe Vera for your pet's health"
The Institute’s roots are firmly planted in continuing research. Through a living trust endowed to the Institute by the Clarkes, grants fund the most promising research projects that have already uncovered a relationship between Emodin, a compound found in Aloe and the destruction of liver cancer cells. Other promising findings are exploring Aloe’s healing properties in gastrointestinal diseases, and the lowering blood sugar and blood pressure.
The institute is extremely proud of all the meaningful discoveries and findings by the diverse teams of doctors and scientists we’ve had the opportunity to support in their aloe-based research. These pages provide the nature of their exploration and summaries of their findings.
Earning on Investments 26,145
Gain on sale of securities 97,277
Total Revenues 123,422
Excise Tax 0
Filing Fee 0
Depreciation & Amortization Expense 866
Grants Paid 25,000
Meetings & Travel 4,624
Professional Fees 3,315
Dues & Sub 750
Office Expenses 2,953
Trustee Expense 20,400
Foreign Tax Expense 2,127
Administrative Expense 16,624
Loss on Disposal of Equipment 0
TOTAL EXPENSES 76,727
Accumulated Depreciation & Amortization -3,660
Common Stock 558,099
Mutual Funds 180,966
TOTAL ASSETS 947,079
Net Loss 46,675
Prior Fund Balance 900,404
TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY 947,079
Your contribution is tax-deductible as described on your receipt and to the extent allowed by law.
The Clarke Family Foundation is organized under the laws of the state of Florida, United States and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. A copy of the latest financial report and registration filed by this organization can be obtained by contacting The Clarke Family Foundation, or by writing directly to:
The Clarke Family Foundation | 5200 Brittany Dr. South, #309 | St. Petersburg,FL 33715.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed