Earth Preservation Fund
The Earth Preservation Fund (EPF) is a non-profit organization affiliated with JOURNEYS International that supports conservation and community development projects in JOURNEYS destinations. Since the founding of the EPF in 1979, just a year after the first JOURNEYS trip, the organization has worked to preserve the natural and communal resources we enjoy most. Since then, the EPF has supported numerous community-based environmental, educational, and cultural preservation programs in collaboration with our friends and partners around the world.
Currently the EPF is supporting a traditional cultural school and tree planting in Nepal, library and monastery restoration projects in Ladakh, conservation in the Galapagos Islands and community based tourism in Kenya.
All EPF supported projects are small-scale and community initiated. Rather than working with larger conservation organizations that spend a large portion of their budget on fundraising activities, the EPF looks to support smaller projects where a contribution of up to $500 can make a significant difference. We assess all projects for long-term impact and viability.
All JOURNEYS trips suuport the EPF. Travelers are encouraged to make additional contributions to the fund to support specific projects or the overall work of the organization. The EPF is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization so all contributions are tax-deductible.