Since 1979—just one year after the first Journeys trip—we've supported our destinations' community-based environmental,
educational and cultural preservation programs through our nonprofit arm, Earth Preservation Fund (EPF). Projects include:
- Stand with Nepal Earthquake Relief Campaign
- Save the Asian Elephant (Earth Day Network, India)
- Birds of a Feather orphan education and conservation training (Uganda)
- Lares Valley Reforestation (Peru)
...and additional focused projects in many of our destinations. EPF is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and a portion of each trip's revenue is donated to the EPF. Travelers are encouraged to make additional tax-deductible contributions to the fund to support specific projects or the overall work of the organization. Because Journeys International covers all of EPF's overhead and administrative fees, 100% of donations goes directly to the EPF's projects.
Nepal Earthquake Relief Campaign: Our primary project
Within hours of hearing the news about the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Journeys International went into action, working with our Journeys Nepal office to see how we could help quickly and efficiently. We began collecting donations through this webpage, and funneled them to our directors in Nepal, who set aside their tour guide duties and put their extensive knowledge of Nepal to work, buying and distributing supplies for the most devastated rural villages.
With over $75,000 raised to date, we continue with this important relief aid, and are now evaluating opportunities to help rebuild Nepal. There are many ways to stay abreast of our efforts, both in the Ann Arbor headquarters and through the Journeys Nepal office:
- Updates, photos and videos on the Journeys blog
- Updates on the Journeys Facebook page
- Press releases and articles about our efforts and how others can help
Give to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Campaign online by credit card using this PayPal button:
Earth Preservation Fund General Campaign
Through its regular, ongoing work, the EPF supports at-risk orphans in Uganda, library and monastery restoration projects in Ladakh, conservation in the Galapagos Islands, tree planting in Peru's Sacred Valley, community-based tourism in Kenya, and more. All EPF-supported projects are small-scale and community initiated. Rather than working with larger conservation organizations that spend a large portion of their budget on fundraising activities, the EPF looks to support smaller projects where a contribution of up to $500 can make a significant difference. We assess all projects for long-term impact and viability.
Give to the Earth Preservation Fund General Campaign online by credit card using this PayPal button:
If you prefer to mail a check to the Earth Preservation Fund
Earth Preservation Fund
Care of Journeys International
107 Aprill Dr, Ste 3
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Be sure to indicate on your check if you are sending a general donation or a gift for a specific project.
We also accept electronic check payments made through your bank's website.