Philanthropy

Philanthropy is so important to us, it’s in our mission statement. We aim to “contribute meaningfully to our world, our field, and our community.” To reach that mission, we actively support a small group of hand-selected organizations that speak to our values and align with our ideals.

Tourism Cares has been the recipient of ATA contributions since 2004, and a team of ATA employees participates every year in their annual preservation activity. Tourism Cares was formed by the merger of the National Tourism Foundation, founded by the National Tour Association in 1982; and the Travelers Conservation Foundation, founded in 1999 by the United States Tour Operators Association.

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The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was founded by ATA executives, who serve on its board, and is heavily supported financially by ATA. FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.

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We believe in maximizing our impact by focusing our support on organizations that touch millions of lives and help solve problems in many countries across the globe. At this time in history, the plight of refugees fleeing conflicts—in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—is a tragedy of immense proportions that requires concerted, continued action and support.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the only independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers. The CBF vision is that the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers, broadly recognized as a national treasure, will be highly productive and in good health as measured by water clarity, lack of toxic contaminants, and abundance of natural filters in the water and on the land.

Staff Philanthropy Days

We provide each US employee with three philanthropy days each year. These days allow employees to give back meaningfully to their community without having to take vacation time. We’ve seen employees volunteer at a wide array of organizations, from homeless shelters, to environmental organizations, to community resource centers.​
Earth Day Clean Up 2019