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Mission-Aligned Investing 101

A decade ago, I met a fellow foundation director, Laura Kind McKenna, who said to me: “Because the UnTours Foundation endowment is 100% mission-aligned, you should evangelize about that.” I didn’t have a clue what she was talking about! I told her that we didn’t have an endowment, only a Loan Fund to which she

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Elisur Organic

Elisur Organic is one of the leading exporters of organic fresh ginger and tumeric from Peru. They work alongside 64 smallholder farmers to facilitate trade between a remote area of Peru and the world, in a way that cares for both people and the environment. The company is certified Fair Trade and USDA Organic. UnTours

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Green Book Global

Green Book Global is the first and only Black travel review site where Black travelers can read and write destination reviews, book trips, and earn cash. The company exists to inspire and empower Black travelers to explore the world safely and confidently, with a mission to be the trusted resource of the Black travel experience

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Vamos Expeditions

Vamos Expeditions is a Certified B Corporation based in Lima, Peru, that operates unique expert-led experiences to less crowded sites, offering clients a real connection with the culture and history of destinations across South America. The UnTours Foundation invested in Vamos to fund marketing and communications to increase the number of underserved travelers with disabilities

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Travengers AU

Travengers AU is an Australian company providing neurodivergent young people with opportunities to travel while building social networks, skills, and confidence—and to educate others about autism and other hidden disabilities. Founded in 2020, Travengers provides supported group travel in addition to social events and virtual travel. At its core, the company exists to make travel

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Greether

Greether is a startup founded by entrepreneur Vanessa Karel and based in San Francisco that offers a tech-based platform to help solo women travelers explore the world more safely and confidently. Greether connects travelers to verified local female “Greeters” in destinations worldwide who help travelers get around safely, have unique experiences, and learn firsthand from

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The GREEN Program

The GREEN Program (TGP) is a public benefit corporation based in Philadelphia that offers short-term sustainability study abroad programs for the world’s future leaders. Its innovative model for experiential education is driven by a desire to provide purposeful, real-world experience through impactful education, responsible travel, and adventure. Since 2009, TGP has traveled with more than

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Kijani Supplies

Kijani Supplies is a startup launched by Purple Elephant Ventures (PEV), a venture studio at the intersection of tech, climate, and African tourism based in Nairobi, Kenya, and another investee of the Reset Tourism Fund. Kijani Supplies is a B2B logistics and supply chain platform transforming how the hospitality sector in Kenya orders and accesses

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