Today is Giving Tuesday and it’s never been easier to get involved!
The Rustic Pathways Foundation supports locally-driven projects and programs in the regions where we travel. In 2016 alone we raised more than $250,000 to support 15 projects in 10 countries. We work directly with communities to identify high priority needs and then collect donations from amazing people like you—the students, parents, and educators who feel moved to make a difference.
Supporting the Rustic Pathways Foundation is simple. Here are 3 easy ways to give:
1. Give At No Cost to You—Seriously
Did you know that you can donate to the Rustic Pathways Foundation without it costing you a cent? If you shop at Amazon, this is by far the easiest way to support our work.
By indicating your support for the Rustic Pathways Foundation on AmazonSmile, one-half percent of each purchase is donated to the foundation. That may not seem like a lot, but the average Amazon Prime member spends $1,200 per year and those contributions will start to add up.
It’s really easy. All you have to do is click the link below and sign into Amazon.
Sign up for AmazonSmile.
2. Donate to a Specific Project
Whether students are helping build school classrooms in Morocco, rehabilitating elephants in India, or bringing potable water to a rural town in Costa Rica, each Rustic Pathways Foundation project addresses a high-priority need.
Members of the Rustic Pathways community provide all of the funding for our projects and 100% of your donations directly support whatever you choose to support.
Need some inspiration? Check out our 2016 Impact Report to see how donations have funded projects in the past. Or click the link below.
3. Support the Foundation
Can’t choose which amazing project to support? No problem. By donating to the foundation as a whole, your contribution will be directed to the projects with the greatest need or are closest to their fundraising goals.
If you’re feeling extra motivated to raise money for the foundation, become a Development Ambassador by setting up your own fundraising page.
Every penny counts. We hope you’ll find a way to support the Rustic Pathways Foundation that works best for you. Thank you for your support!
For more information about the foundation, visit our website.
Andrea has spent her career exploring social impact and sustainable development while working in microfinance, impact investing, philanthropy, education, and tech. Andrea traveled with Rustic Pathways as a high school student in 1997 and has since visited 50+ countries. She holds an MBA in nonprofit management and international development from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where she was also an adjunct professor in social entrepreneurship, and a BA from UC San Diego. A California native, she has lived in Chile, Guatemala, and Switzerland and considers travel a central component of her happiness.