How GDF receive funds?

The GDF relies on funding from travel companies, charitable foundations, businesses and individuals that share our values. Organizations assist us not only through grants but also by putting us in contact with a broad community of generous travelers. Individual traveler donors, whether they come to us directly, through our partners or via social media, believe as we do in the importance of protecting and enhancing this planet's magnificence – especially its distinctive attributes at risk of being lost. Each donation, no matter how small, contributes significantly to helping the GDF achieve its goals.

 

How does GDF distribute funds?

The GDF aims to disburse funds in the form of loans and, occasionally, grants. Prior to funding, projects are assessed independently to determine how they will produce revenue as a crucial step in achieving financial sustainability. Equally important is how they will generate measurable social, cultural or environmental impacts.

What differentiates GDF from many entities working on tourism development is our focus on building sustainable, long-term income streams by giving local projects genuine access to markets- something we are able to do through our collaboration with travel industry partners.

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