As an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization HGT Travel Foundation provides financial, educational and emotional support to the communities we know and love through our experience and knowledge gained from running our tour operator business. Over the past ten years HGT has been organizing and running tours, treks and climbs to countries in Southeast Asia, Indochina, and Africa. HGT Travel Foundation gives back to the local communities and their families many of whom work in the travel industry as guides, porters, cooks, drivers and office staff. Our goal is simple — we serve those in need in the countries we operate programs. There are no salaried positions within HGT Travel Foundation. We are all volunteers. In many of these countries basic healthcare and education are not always available. In addition to the more “planned” support projects, special projects always arise due to economic hardship, family changes, catastrophic events, etc. Some projects are on a larger community based scale while others are for a specific family or individual. HGT Travel Foundation also partners with its extensive network of business and not for profit contacts to provide both financial and administrative support. HGT Travel Foundation also has individual country based project managers to ensure we are addressing the needs of the local communities.