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The Exodus Travels Foundation

The Exodus Travels Foundation 

The Exodus Travels Foundation was established in 2019 to build upon decades of Exodus Travels' support for community-based social impact and conservation projects across the world. The Foundation enables us to extend our vision of harnessing the positive power of travel for the people and places we visit.

Thanks to the generosity of our clients and partners, and the breadth and commitment of our global networks, we are able to support a number of transformative community empowerement and conservation projects across our global destinations.

O U R   M I S S I O N

To improve life through travel in hard-to-reach places.

O U R   F O C U S

  1. Community empowerment, particularly the increase of employment and income generation opportunities through tourism for disadvantaged, underrepresented and hard-to-reach communities.
  2. Conservation, particularly the engagement of destination communities in protection and recovery of wildlife and ecosystems, and the reduction of human/wildlife conflict.
  3. Disaster relief, across our destinations.

O U R   I M P A C T

Read our Sustainability and Impact Report 2021, here.

Read our Impact Report 2020, here.

Ukraine Crisis Response

The Exodus Travels Foundation has partnered with RE:ACT Distaster Response to provide humanitarian aid in hard to reach parts of the Ukrainian border.

Through our Appeal for Ukraine, we can help the most vulnerable as quickly as possible. Read more and donate here.

 

Our Projects

O U R   T R U S T E E S 

RICHARD ISAACS, TREASURER

An experienced Finance Director and travel industry professional, having worked with such notable brands as Kuoni and TUI Travel before joining Exodus, Richard has a passion for travel, development and sustainability. He is an active member in his local community (including auditing the accounts for the local primary school) and a keen cyclist.

CRISTA CULLEN

Olympic Gold Medallist Hockey player, adventurer and conservationist, Crista is determined to change the world for the better. She already sits on the board of a number of organisations and has set up her own charity, Tofauti Foundation, empowering communities and supporting conservation in Africa. Crista brings to the board of Trustees her breadth of experience and her passion for conservation and development.

HILARY THOMAS

An experienced fundraiser with nearly 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, Hilary is a corporate partnerships specialist who is passionate about harnessing the power of the private sector to drive positive change in the world. Her career and passion for travel has taken her around the world and she looks forward to sparking the same spirit of adventure in her two young children as they grow up.

GILES TOTTERDELL

Currently finance director of an INGO working in Africa and South Asia, Giles has extensive experience of financial management and governance across a number of charities both large and small. He is particularly passionate about helping rural communities to thrive and prosper through economic development. Giles is also a regular Exodus client, combining his love of travelling with cycling and trekking.

The Exodus Travels Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales (no. 1182265). 100% of your donation will go to our work on the ground. Donations can be made from any country, though are eligible for a tax deduction in the UK only.

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