Our Mission

Our Mission

Our Mission

About Us

The UnTours Foundation supports small, progressive businesses that create jobs and support Fair trade, economic justice, and a green economy. The foundation invests in projects that are forward thinking and replicable, offering financial support and mentorship.

Since its founding in 1992, the UnTours Foundation has loaned over $8 million. The UnTours Foundation is a public charity, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Read our story and meet our founders, Hal and Norma Taussig.

(Hal and Norma are photographed here with Elizabeth Killough.)

Our Mission

Unleashing capital and radical kindness to nurture ideas and build healthy, sustainable communities

The UnTours Foundation works to alleviate poverty by providing low-interest loans to social entrepreneurs and businesses here, across the United States, and around the world. Our capital creates employment and valuable goods and services in economically impoverished communities.

We seek to fuel projects that are leading-edge, replicable, and green.

By investing rather than giving grants, the Foundation recycles its resources, making capital available again and again to visionary investees.

We also advocate for mission-aligned investing in order to more broadly build a just and environmentally sustainable global economy.

Guiding Principles

We are unconventional.

We pursue audacious solutions to global challenges.

We advocate for justice.

We reject the status quo.

We embrace joy.

We embody joy to keep us all sustained for the long haul.

 We channel kindness.

Being nice is never enough.