It is with great enthusiasm that we share with you Planeterra Foundation’s 2019 Impact Report. Filled with stories of inspiration and celebration, when we began putting this report together in December, the world looked very different.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we struggled to decide how to celebrate this report, and the milestones we reached last year. Planeterra has been forced to change gears from developing and launching new travel experiences with partners, to supporting our current network of 85 project partners through the current crisis via our Turn Travel Into Impact from Home campaign, in an effort to provide small grants to help them meet basic needs like food and medicine.
While our current days are spent physically distancing in our respective homes, when we look back on 2019 we are proud of the impact we made together with our community of supporters and partners, and how our projects and partnerships grew. We want to take a moment to pause, and celebrate with you.
Last year was monumental for Planeterra, as we achieved our 50 in 5 goal, launched 15 new projects, and forged partnerships with new travel brands like Travelsphere and Just You. Not to mention all of the incredible stories of impact we heard - too many for a 26-page report - but we’ve highlighted a handful.
We want to thank you for your continued support. We look forward to weathering this storm alongside our projects, friends, family, and together as a team. When travel returns - which we know it will - we will be there to continue to grow our global impact, and we’re excited to have you along for the journey.
The Planeterra Team