earth preservation fund

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The Earth Preservation Fund (EPF) is a non-profit organization affiliated with Journeys International that supports conservation and community development projects in Journeys destinations. Since the founding of the EPF in 1979, just a year after the first Journeys trip, the organization has worked to preserve the natural and communal resources we enjoy most. Since then, the EPF has supported numerous community-based environmental, educational, and cultural preservation programs in collaboration with our friends and partners around the world.


Nepal Earthquake Relief Campaign: Our primary project 

The EPF will continually assess evolving needs to determine the most appropriate recipients of funds to benefit the largest number of local people.

Dear Friends,

The earthquake on Saturday shattered our kindred Nepal. Hearing the news; grasping for details about villages beyond Kathmandu or Everest Base Camp; wanting to DO something... it leaves us feeling powerless against the mighty Himalayas. It feels personal this time, even as we stand so far away.

Many of you have traveled there. Many of you also recognize the streets on CNN. And many of you have contacted Journeys to ask about friends you met in Nepal -- and to offer your help.

Read the full letter from our President, Robin Weber Pollak, on the Journeys blog.

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.

All Journeys trips support the EPF. Travelers are encouraged to make additional contributions to the fund to support specific projects or the overall work of the organization. The EPF is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization so all contributions are tax-deductible, and because Journeys International covers all of EPF's overhead and admin fees, 100% of your donation will go directly to the EPF's projects

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.