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Adventure Travel Conservation Fund

The mission of the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF) is to: Directly fund local projects engaged in the conservation of unique natural and cultural resources of adventure travel destinations.

In 2016, the ATTA partnered with other leaders from the adventure travel industry to start the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF), a nonprofit that provides funding, connections and an international spotlight on projects that protect the cultural and natural resources which underpin the adventure tourism industry. Thanks to the Adventure Leaders, 100% of membership dues go toward funding projects.

The ATTA recognizes that the adventure tourism industry is highly dependent on the conservation of the world’s natural resources, and the socioeconomic stability of local communities. Although there are several nonprofits around the world that address some of these challenges, there is no single international nonprofit for the travel trade that exists to provide funding for the conservation of these natural and cultural resources.

“The adventure travel community has already shown how it can collaborate and make positive change in the world. I’m thrilled this new fund is taking our collective power to the next level — to have an organization for all of us that can be a powerful platform for conserving and protecting the best places on the planet in collaboration with the locals who live there.”

Shannon Stowell


How it works

Visit the ATCF website to learn more about the non-profit, how to join, recent grant winners, and more.

Join ATCF as a Member