If you are a non-profit organization, a network, a social enterprise, a group of students, a vocational training center or an employee of EXO Travel wishing to promote responsible tourism and as such to support local communities and/or to protect our environment…we want to connect with you!
Our ambition is to pave the way for mainstreaming sustainable practices within the travel industry in Asia. We aim to maximize the potential for Tourism to become a tool for poverty alleviation and sustainable development.
We wish to support and help to set up sustainable projects targeting to:
Promote responsible tourism: in order to maximize the benefits of tourism for local communities and the preservation of their cultural & natural heritage, while minimizing the negative social, cultural and environmental impacts tourism may generate.
Improve the livelihoods of the most disadvantaged populations: especially women, at-risk youth, communities negatively affected by tourism or willing to use tourism as a tool for economic empowerment, communities in remote or urban areas overcoming special challenges etc.
The famous following motto is underlying in all our actions and decisions:
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”
Project should be conceived in a sustainable development perspective, encouraging local communities’ empowerment & involvement as well as long term impact its activities.
Areas of intervention
* Even though considered as non-priority areas, some projects in other countries might be considered, especially in case of humanitarian or emergency relief.
How do we support?
Each country has its own issues so we tend to direct our funds to address those that are the most crucial in each of them according to their political, economic and social context.Therefore, we carefully select projects based on the 3 following main criteria:
Beneficiaries and/or EXO Travel employee’ engagement are encouraged to contribute by their own work and commitment, to help to assess the needs of the project and to support the project in its implementation.
Efficiency & transparency, regular updates on project advancement are requested once a donation was made. At least your latest annual financial & activities reported are to be shared with us prior donations and as yearly follow up.
Relevance, projects must be in line with our goals and vision offering long-term solutions for development challenges.
We are proud to be transparent and scrupulous in the way donations are spent. We are a not-for-profit organization acting independently, however our main source of funding is donations from EXO Travel & travelers (in particular through corporate and social responsible activities of incentive groups). Since 2011, EXO Travel donates US$1 per traveler to EXO Foundation and bears operational costs for office, employees and communication materials (website, brochures, etc.).
* EXO Foundation donations are granted based on projects needs and funds provision (usually from $1,000 to $5,000 or more).
* We try to ensure a financial support, it can be over several years until projects become self-sufficient.
* EXO Foundation donation can represent 100% of the project’s budget, only if it is directly managed by at least one EXO Travel employee.
* We prefer to avoid financial contributions to one-time event (such as festival, special day, sports events, raids etc.).
Through partnering with EXO Foundation, you will be displayed on our website. An article will be released giving details about your organization, your projects and how others can support your actions. We will share information & updates on your project(s) on our Facebook page: EXOFoundation
How to apply?
It’s very easy, we like to keep it simple! Please fill-in this form and send it back to us completed:
- Click on this link: EXO Foundation – Support (PDF format)
- Click on this link: EXO Foundation – Support (Word format)
Via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org