Our charity partners are a crucial part of The Evolved Traveler mission. With every journey you take, we will donate a portion of our proceeds to a selection of sustainable and charitable causes. This contribution, made on your behalf, goes to 1% for the Planet, offsetting our carbon footprint, and to the charity of your choosing from our list of partners below.
Nothing But Nets
Now in its tenth year, Nothing But Nets is the world’s largest, grassroots campaign working to save lives through preventing malaria, a disease which claims the life of a child every two minutes. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Today, Nothing But Nets has raised $60 million to help deliver nearly ten million bed nets to families in need, along with other crucial malaria interventions. In addition to raising funds for its UN partners, Nothing But Nets raises awareness and voices to advocate for critical malaria funding for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It only costs $10 to help save lives from this deadly disease.
To learn more, visit www.nothingbutnets.net
National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. NMFA provides spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured.
NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA.
To learn more, visit www.militaryfamily.org
Shot @ Life
Global vaccines are one of the most effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. Shot@Life, a grassroots campaign of the United Nations Foundation, rallies the public to advocate and fundraise for global childhood vaccines.
Shot@Life believes that by encouraging people to learn about, advocate for, and donate to vaccines, we can decrease the 1.5 million annual vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.
To learn more, visit www.shotatlife.org
780 million people – about one in nine – lack access to safe water; 2.5 billion people lack access to a toilet. Water.org is dedicated to changing this. Through sustainable solutions and financing models such as WaterCredit, we can provide safe water and the dignity of a toilet for all.
Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers innovative, community-driven and market-based solutions to provide access to safe water and sanitation — giving women hope, children health and communities a future. To date, Water.org has positively transformed millions of lives around the world, ensuring a better life for generations ahead.
To learn more, visit www.water.org
4 Paws for Ability
4 Paws’ commitment to children and veterans with disabilities sets the organization apart from other service dog agencies. This global organization provides highly-trained, personalized service dogs to children and veterans, which fundamentally changes the way they live and manage their disabilities.
4 Paws’ competitive advantage enables it to be one of the world’s leading service dog providers. With a training and placement turnaround of about two years, they afford families the quality assistance they need at a 98% overall success rate. Training is unique and customized to tackle even the most challenging placements, including the presence of other pets. 4 Paws has no minimum age requirement and does not discriminate based on severity of disability.
To learn more, visit www.4pawsforability.org
Girls are powerful. When they’re educated, healthy, safe, and counted, they transform their communities.
Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, engages girls to stand up for girls, empowering each other and changing our world. Led by a global community of a passionate advocates changing policies and raising funds to support United Nations programs, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.
What began as a campaign for American girls, Girl Up has quickly become a borderless movement, with nearly half a million supporters and advocates from the U.S and around the world. Our unique leadership training and skill development has created a generation of current and future girl leaders; leaders who have helped Girl Up raise millions of dollars for United Nations programs, lobbied Congress to stop child marriage and ensure that girls are registered at birth, and have showed their schools, friends, and communities that true power of girls.
To learn more, visit www.girlup.org
Too Rare To Wear
The hawksbill is one of seven species of sea turtles worldwide and is found in tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans. They occupy coral reefs and various other habitats including rocky areas, lagoons, mangrove estuaries, oceanic islands, and shallow coastal zones. Though hawksbills are distributed widely around the globe, they are critically endangered, with the largest numbers of nesting females found in the Caribbean Sea, perhaps representing 20-30% of the total global population.
Too Rare To Wear is a coalition of conservation organizations, tour operators, and many others. Our goal is to end the sale of turtle shell products to travelers in Latin America to protect the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle. The campaign is a project of SEE Turtles.
To learn more, visit www.tooraretowear.org
The Film Screening in Schools Campaign is a grassroots educational impact campaign to distribute the documentary STRAWS to schools across the country. Directed by award-winning director Linda Booker and narrated by Oscar Winner Tim Robbins, this inspiring and powerful documentary captures the problems caused by plastic pollution and more importantly empowers individuals to be part of the solution.
The objectives of this campaign are:
• Educate and inspire up to 250,000 youths in the U.S. with free discussion guides, guest speakers and evaluation surveys to measure impact.
• Give students in grades 5-12 an understanding of the history of straws, how they're made with fossil fuels and why plastic pollution is harmful and deadly to countless marine animals.
• Promote alternatives to plastic straws and inspire students and parents to use less single-use plastics
• Educate and inspire up to 250,000 youths in the U.S. with free film screenings, discussion guides, guest speakers and evaluation surveys to measure the impact
To learn more, visit www.strawsfilm.com