Our not-for-profit, The Intrepid Foundation, is on a mission to create positive change through the joy of travel, community and connection.  

We know that as Intrepid travellers you like to travel differently – you travel with purpose and seek to leave a positive impact in the places you go. 

It was this desire to give back and do more that sparked the creation of The Intrepid Foundation in 2002. The foundation allows Intrepid travellers and our wider travel community to support important causes around the world. 


How we're making a difference

Intrepid operates in over 100 countries, so when it comes to choosing new foundation partners, we’re backed by local know-how. Our Intrepid people on the ground identify where change is needed and carefully select partners in their local areas who are making it happen. 

We cover the admin costs so that 100% of donations go directly to our partners on the ground. Plus, we make a donation on behalf of every traveller on Intrepid multi-day trips – so just by travelling with us, you’re giving back. 

Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has raised over AUD 14 million and supported more than 130 communities around the world. 

40+ partners, 4 key impact areas, 30+ countries

We currently have more than 40 partners in 30 countries. These partners are making a difference across four key focus areas:

protecting the environment, taking a stand for wildlife, addressing inequality and empowering communities.


How you can join us

You can join us by making a donation, creating your own fundraiser, attending an event or supporting an emergency appeal. 

Make a difference 



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