Tourism Cares Worldwide Grant Program

Tourism Cares, the tourism industry's nonprofit organization, awards charitable grants through its Tourism Cares Worldwide Grant Program to worthy tourism-related nonprofit organizations worldwide for capital improvements as well as education programs in conservation and preservation.

Primary consideration is to fund projects and programs, whose goal is

  • Capital ("brick-and-mortar") improvements that serve to protect, restore, or conserve sites of exceptional cultural, historic, or natural significance, or
  • The education of local host communities and the traveling public about conservation and preservation of sites of exceptional cultural, historical, or natural significance.

    Preference is given to organizations with projects or programs that;

  • Allow the grant funding to be leveraged to provide increased philanthropic support, through vehicles such as matching grants or challenge grants that have already been secured from an external source
  • Are endorsed by the local, regional, or national tourism office
  • Demonstrate strong support from and involvement of the local community.

    Based on merit and availability of funds, grants of up to $100,000 will be considered.

    Grant recipients must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, or, in the case of non-U.S. organizations, must function as the equivalent.

    The Worldwide Grant Program goals for grantmaking calls for a balanced distribution to U.S. and non-U.S. recipients.

    For a complete program guidelines, see: Tourism Cares Worldwide Grant Program Website