Since June 2002 the Intrepid Foundation has provided travellers with an opportunity to give something back to the many wonderful communities in which we travel. By donating to The Intrepid Foundation you can make a difference in local communities - in health care, education, human rights, child welfare and the protection of wildlife and the environment.
All donations made to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar, up to the value of AU$400,000 per year and for a maximum of AU$5,000 total per donor for the financial year. All costs are covered by Intrepid Travel.
There are two ways that you can support the work of the Foundation: The Intrepid Community Project Fund and The Intrepid Perpetual Fund.
The Intrepid Community Project Fund
Supports grassroots, non-government organisations identified by the Intrepid Foundation as making a valuable contribution to their local community. more
The Intrepid Perpetual Fund
All donations made to this account are equally divided each year: half is retained in the account to conserve and grow capital for the future and half goes into an annual grants pool provided to a number of well known and respected international non-government organisations. The Intrepid Perpetual Fund is able to provide you with tax-deductibility for your donation. more
The Intrepid Foundation facilitates support for organisations that work to improve the following, in the areas visited by Intrepid Travel:
* - health care,
* - education,
* - human rights,
* - child welfare,
* - sustainable development,
* - environmental protection,
* - animal welfare and wildlife protection.
We have respect for all people, cultures and the environment.
We work to understand the different needs and contexts of the communities with whom we work.
We behave with integrity and honesty.
The Intrepid Community Project Fund favours supporting grassroots projects operated by locally registered non-profit organisations.
The Intrepid Perpetual Fund favours supporting a selection of well known and respected international non-government organisations.
Our support of organisations is achieved through fund-raising and the education of travellers.
The administrative costs for both funds are entirely funded by Intrepid Travel and 100% of public donations will reach the nominated project or fund.
Intrepid Travel offers a donation matching incentive.
We are transparent and open in our processes and communications.
We prefer to support organisations that are non-political and not primarily established to serve a religious purpose.
Our support is usually for the medium term - at least two to three years.
We aim to raise the self reliance and skill base of the communities.