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.
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.
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.
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.
Around the world, communities are working to protect their surrounding ecosystem that serves as both a resource and a home. Planeterra supports programs that to positively impact their communities by conserving the natural environment for future generations to enjoy.
Over 70% of Planeterra’s project partners have an environmental project, ensuring income from travel positively impacts local conservation efforts.
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.