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Mission Statement

AltruVistas Mission:

Altruvistas inspires you to engage your passion, explore the issues you care about, share with communities around the world, and build dynamic philanthropic relationships. Altruvistas promotes transformational philanthropy in the sustainable travel industry through three program areas.


3 Core Program Areas:

Our Meso-financing program’s mission is to provide communities the financial tools they need to improve their lives and benefit from the tourism sector.
Our professional Fellowship program matches community grantees with emerging or service-seeking tourism professionals to implement community development programs, support the capacity building of the community and bridge cultural norms.
Our Custom Journeys program creates privately branded trips for our partners utilizing the pillars of experiential education, philanthropy, and social responsibility.

While AltruFunds and AltruFellows are run through our Foundation our AltruVistas Journeys are powered by our operated as a socially responsible business.  The goal of each journey is that at least 50% or more of every tour dollar stays to benefit the host economy. Additionally, donations are built into each Journey to benefit our local partners and collaborative organizations.  Through socially responsible and ecologically conscious tourism, AltruVistas Journeys insightfully adapts your vision, your mission, or curriculum and crafts it into a unique transformational experience.
 Your journey benefits you, your members and the communities that you are visiting.

AltruVistas offers our services and professional expertise to foundations, organizations, membership associations, educational institutions, businesses, travel agencies and “VIPs” with the desire to create their own incomparable brand of travel worldwide. AltruVistas Journeys provide a natural interlocutor between the desires of the global traveler and the socio-economic needs of some of the world’s most remote, heritage-rich communities, natural and cultural sites.

Share your ideas, learning or donor goals with us and together we will craft an immersion journey for you. Let us take care of the logistics and customer service while you relax with the confidence that you are offering a one-of-a-kind, privately branded tour solely for your members who will never be solicited.  Membership organizations and other travel companies can be reassured that we will never market to your members or solicit donations for our Foundation.

Our goal is to provide you with ethical, comprehensive, educational and philanthropic travel-planning services so that you can have the adventure of a lifetime: a culturally insightful, engaging, comfortable, and worry-free journey that synergistically benefits the local economy, your hosts, important causes— and even highlights the good work you are doing in the world!