The Intrepid Foundation is the not-for-profit for Intrepid Group. We work with local organisations around the world to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable individuals and communities through sustainable travel experiences. With our travellers’ help, we’ve contributed more than AU $6 million to over 100 community organisations since 2002.

We do this through:

  • Enhancing job readiness: Providing skills training or vocational training initiatives (eg. hospitality training)
  • Encouraging job rights: Supporting partners which promote the rights of women, youth (15+) and minorities
  • Job creation: Supporting and developing tourism experiences that create jobs and employment (e.g. community-based tourism)

By 2020, we aim to have helped create 250 new jobs, while supporting 1,000 individuals to be ‘job ready’ through skills training. 

Intrepid Foundation

Thanks to our travellers, we've contributed more than AU $6 million to over 100 community organisations since 2002. Find out more about The Intrepid Foundation here

The Intrepid Group contributes to the Foundation by:

Empowering our traveller community of more than 350,000 across our four travel brands every year to give back – matching all donations dollar-for-dollar.

Covering 100% of the administrative costs.

Enabling customer donations to be added to all Intrepid Group bookings at the time of sale or after travel.

Encourage workplace giving by our staff.

Partnering with our brands with the Foundation to raise funds.

Key Current Projects

Mt Kilimanjaro Porter’s Assistance Project (KPAP)
Mt Kilimanjaro Porter’s Assistance Project (KPAP)

For travellers tackling Mount Kilimanjaro, porters are the heart and soul of the experience. Unfortunately, many are ill-equipped, under-paid, overloaded and under-fed. KPAP provides education, support and advocacy to ensure their fair and ethical treatment. Through free classes, porters learn about their job rights, fair wages and good climbing practices.

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ActionAid Myanmar
ActionAid Myanmar

One of the biggest challenges community members in Myanmar face is access to finance. Often, they’re forced to turn to loan sharks with unrealistic repayment plans and they risk losing their homes and land. ActionAid Myanmar provides a revolving loan fund, managed by a local women’s group that provides a sustainable way for community members to have access to income-generating opportunities.

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The Torres del Paine Legacy Fund
The Torres del Paine Legacy Fund

The Torres del Paine National Park is iconic, but fragile. The increasing number of tourists has created new pressures on the area. The Torres del Paine Legacy Fund helps preserve the Park and its surrounding communities by restoring and protecting ecosystems, mitigating visitor impacts and promoting community development. Importantly, the Fund provides local employment opportunities in restoration, protection and maintenance.

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Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report 2017 The Intrepid Foundation Global