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.

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?

Contact the Foundation at info@glaif.org