Partner Organizations

Adventure Travel Trade Association – a robust membership association with a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism.

Andaman Discoveries – culturally sensitive community-based tourism projects in Thailand’s North Andaman Sea region.

ArtXchange – an international contemporary art gallery that aims to inspire cultural exploration and the exchange of ideas trough art, film and photography. Located in the historic Pioneer Square district of Seattle.

Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Island Association – a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on people-to-people exchanges between residents of of our islands in Washington State and Nicaragua.

Chick Chat – a community of like-minded, engaged women who foster change in ways that improve both the world they live in and the world at large.

Epiphany Events – Seattle-based event production company responsible for the annual Venice is Sinking: A Masked Carnival Ball event which benefits Crooked Trails.

Friends of Maiti Nepal – Working on behalf of Nepali girls and young women who have been trafficked into sexual slavery in Indian brothels.

International Society for Ecology and Culture – Promoting locally based alternatives
to the global consumer culture.

The Karma Project  a non-profit organization that creates locally owned sustainable tourism companies to provide employment, education, medical services, and job training to people living in remote Himalayan villages. 

Kathmandu Environmental Education Project – Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. Its aims are twofold: to provide impartial and independent information to travelers, and to ensure the future ecological and cultural prosperity of Nepal through positive impact tourism and outreach project work.

Maasai Association– strongly believe that they can bring sustainable social-economic development to the Maasai region, while preserving their cultural heritage.

Natural Focus – formed in 2000 by the Hill Area and Community Development Foundation in collaboration with hill tribe people for community-based, sustainable ecotourism in northern Thailand.

Seattle Works – Connects volunteers, develops emerging leaders and inspires dialogue.

Sherpa Welfare Association

The Mountain Institute – An international non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and education of cultures, communities and environments in the Andean, Appalachian, Himalayan, and other mountain ranges around the world.

Three Summits for Nepal – an annual fundraising climb of Mt. Rainier that raises funds and awareness to support children’s education in Nepal.

Yachaqui Wayi Responsible Travel Center – The Yachaqui Wayi Responsible Travel Center and Hostel is owned and operated by members from the Quechua mountain communities of Vicos, Humacchuco and Huaripampa in Peru.

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