The Global Leadership Adventures International Foundation funds community-led, international development work.

Global Leadership Adventures created the GLA International Foundation to be a year-round channel for direct action to support the community led initiatives our students become passionately involved in each spring break and summer.

Because GLA covers all overhead costs, 100% of every donation to our Foundation goes directly to important development work happening around the world.

Our Mission:

The mission of GLA International Foundation is to support grassroots organizations engaged in meaningful community or conservation projects overseas, and to make grants available to students of diverse backgrounds to participate in Global Leadership Adventures service-learning programs abroad.

Teens Can Make a Difference:

GLAIF came to fruition at the request of Global Leadership Adventures’ program alumni. Returning from international service-learning programs, these teens were determined to find a way to continue to make change in communities around the globe by supporting locally driven projects from afar.

GLAIF, a non profit 501c3 organization, is a platform which allows these young leaders the opportunity to stay actively involved in the causes they became so passionate about during their GLA experience.

GLAIF aims to build a network of globally minded alumni, staff, partners, friends and family who are passionate about community led development and offers a way to transform this passion into action.

GLAIF funds projects that:

  • are action-oriented
  • are part of a community-led initiative
  • are designed by our longtime service partners
  • build public involvement and support
  • focus on root causes
  • accomplish specific goals and objectives

Questions? Ideas?

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