Intrepid pledges nearly $1 million towards local communities

Intrepid Travel is pledging $1 million AUD ($890k CAD) to local communities around the world in 2024, through its nonprofit arm, The Intrepid Foundation.

As part of the pledge, Intrepid is matching public contributions from Jan. 1, 2024, up to 1 million AUD ($890k CAD). By ensuring contributions go twice as far, Intrepid aims to empower travellers to give back to the 45 grassroots NGOs chosen by its local teams in the destinations they visit. 

Fundraising for change

In 2023, The Intrepid Foundation raised over $2.7 million AUD ($2.4 million CAD) for a diverse range of community projects and appeals across the globe – the foundation’s most successful fundraising year to date, since it was established in 2002. 

“We consistently hear from travellers who want to do more for the local communities they visit,” said Biheng Zhang, general manager of The Intrepid Foundation. “While giving back, our host communities must lead the way. By introducing customers to these local initiatives during their Intrepid trips, we hope to bridge an important gap, and do more for the communities that have become like family through our travels,” she adds.  

Beyond the $1M AUD company donation, The Intrepid Foundation is aiming to raise a further $2M AUD through travellers’ contributions in 2024. 

To learn more or contribute to The Intrepid Foundation’s efforts, please visit