|The JIF trustees play an active part in the management of the John Innes Centre (JIC), Norwich, UK, an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science and microbiology|
John Innes Foundation (JIF) is an independent charity formed in 1910 following a bequest from John Innes, a landowner in the City of London.
John Innes Foundation trustees play an active part in the management of the John Innes Centre (JIC) and have the right to appoint three members of its Governing Council. The trustees also provide direct support for JIC's research and training, principally through sponsorship of several graduate studentships each year, and by their support for educational programmes and the infrastructure of the site.
The trustees also support the study of the history of genetics and plant science; and the Foundation owns a very significant collection of archive material, the History of Genetics Library, and the "Special Collection" of rare botanical books.