Each year we work directly with local project managers and community leaders to identify their individual needs. Resources are then delivered on an annual basis in the form of funds and/or needed supplies.
There a number of ways that we choose to work with the projects we support. Some are a result of long-standing relationships with communities that work in partnership with G Adventures to provide community-based tourism programs. Projects have also been identified by in-country staff as being valuable programs in destinations our travel partners serve.
Within 4 months of receiving support from Planeterra, each project is required to provide Planeterra with receipts and any other available proof for the use of all funds and materials; a report with specific information about the use and impact of Planeterra’s support, as well as the progress of the project in general; photographs with information about what each photo shows; and testimonials from 2 to 5 people who have benefited from Planeterra support.
Planeterra Foundation is registered in Canada as a Not-for-Profit organization and therefore does not issue tax receipts like Canadian Charities. We are able to donate 100% of all received funds directly to projects due to our relationship with G Adventures, and therefore offer this benefit to donors - no administration % is taken out of total donations to run the organization.
Absolutely! If you are interested in organizing a fundraising event to help support our programs please let us know and we will provide you with as much information and support as possible for the project you wish to fundraise for. Past supporters have helped by organizing mountain climbs, hikes, salsa nights and cross-country bike rides for Planeterra. Whatever your idea let us know and we’ll do all we can to help.