Who We Support

Planeterra works through local partners in over 40 countries. Our community partners are local nonprofits, grassroots community organizations, and existing social enterprises. Our local partners are working directly to empower women, youth, communities and the environment through travel.

Empowering Women

Women make up over half of the tourism workforce and yet they are often underpaid and have limited opportunities to move into higher positions in their jobs. Planeterra helps women redefine their roles in society by providing life-changing access to education and job-training.

20
women’s projects
1,691
directly impacted
16,742
indirectly impacted

New Paths for Youth

Youth in many parts of the world have limited access to formal education, and have few opportunities for jobs. Planeterra supports programs that help at-risk youth develop skills to work in tourism and hospitality, and provides them with a chance to create positive life paths.

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youth projects
516
youth directly impacted
3,181
people indirectly impacted

Conserving Cultures

Planeterra supports programs that recognize the unique offerings that indigenous and rural communities have for tourism. We help to create meaningful connections between travellers and indigenous people through social enterprise.

55
community projects
4,029
directly impacted
34,168
indirectly impacted

Environmental Protection

Ocean Health Fund

Planeterra has invested over $300,000 into the health of our global oceans with a focus on fragile ecosystems, combating ocean waste, and promoting science and research.