There are two things we’re pretty serious about: being responsible travellers and giving back to the communities we visit.

In 2002, Darrell Wade and Geoff Manchester (‘Manch’ to his friends) – the founders of our parent company – set up The Intrepid Foundation. Its purpose was pretty simple: to empower travellers to make a positive difference. Over the past 14 years, The Intrepid Foundation has raised over AUD$5,000,000 for more than 70 projects around the world. How’s that for being responsible travellers?! #awesome

Based on our knowledge and experience, the Intrepid Foundation supports projects in areas where we know we can make a real impact, such as:

Wildlife and environmental conservation

Planet

Wildlife and environmental conservation

Education, health & gender equality

People

Education, health & gender equality

Skills training and loans for small businesses

Prosperity

Skills training and loans for small businesses

Support services for refugees, protection of human rights

Peace

Support services for refugees, protection of human rights

Engaging in collaborative partnerships with other non-profits and businesses

Partnerships

Engaging in collaborative partnerships with other non-profits and businesses

Why donate to the Intrepid Foundation?

  • We double all donations, dollar for dollar*. You donate $1? We’ll double it!
  • We support local projects directly and cover all the administration costs, so your donation goes directly to the initiative you’re supporting
  • Even the smallest contribution makes a huge difference – this is your chance to directly give back to the places you’ve travelled and help improve the lives of others

*All donations will be doubled up to a total of AUD$400,000 and a maximum of AUD $1,000 total per donor in each financial year. Emergency appeals are not matched unless specified.

To learn more about the Intrepid Foundation, check out our website, like us on Facebook or drop us an email.

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