Asia Transpacific Foundation: Giving Back

In 1998, we founded the ATJ Foundation (formerly the Asia Transpacific Foundation) as a way to give back to the communities that have offered us so much during our travels.

What we do

The ATJ Foundation invests in a variety of carefully selected initiatives that support education, conservation, sustainable economic development and emergency relief in Asia and the Pacific. We invite our travelers (and our staff) to visit these projects in person during their travels to strengthen the personal connection that has always been at the heart of our efforts.

Our foundation’s first major project was the Clean Water Initiative in Myanmar (Burma). This initiative provides clean water to children and families in need to improve their standard of living and ensure the future health and vitality of their communities. We’ve celebrated the ultimate success of this project by turning it over to the Burmese people as a self-sustainable, community-based project. Learn more HERE

 Recent emergency relief efforts include:


Learn about our ever-evolving roster of Current Initiatives that support the social, environmental and economic health of the region for which we share a deep passion and dedication. Donate today to the initiative of your choice.

Want to visit one of our philanthropic projects during your travels? Contact your Travel Specialist


In addition to our current initiatives across Asia and the Pacific, the ATJ Foundation also manages a General Emergency Fund to promptly and efficiently respond to natural disasters and unexpected adversities throughout Asia and the Pacific. Your donations are distributed efficiently and effectively by our long-time partners on the ground in Asia.

The ATJ Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit—all donations are tax-deductible.


One hundred percent of all donations go directly toward our overseas initiatives. All administrative costs of managing the foundation are paid by ATJ.

It is only through the aid of our generous fellow travelers that we are able to support those communities most in need, year after year—thank you!



This organization is dedicated to creating lasting change in the lives of under-served populations in North India through youth and adult education, child care and community development.


Based in Thailand, this organization addresses the comprehensive care of Thailand’s captive elephant population through local community outreach, rescue and rehabilitation programs, and educational eco-tourism operations.


Our emergency fund allows us to work with our partners on the ground to provide immediate relief to communities in Asia and the Pacific impacted by natural disasters and unexpected adversities. We have aided in the recovery from the 2004 tsunami, 2008 Cyclone Nargis and, most recently, the devastating earthquakes in Nepal and flooding in Myanmar.

Thank you

Our sincere thanks—is only through the aid of our generous fellow travelers that we are able to support our ever-evolving variety of philanthrophic initiatives throughout Asia. You can rest assured that your donation will be put to good use:

  • All initiatives are personally vetted by ATJ and our overseas partners.
  • 100% of your donation goes directly to the fund of your choice
  • All administrative fees are donated by ATJ.
  • You are invited to visit any of our initiatives during your travels. Contact your Travel Expert for more information.

Please note that the ATJ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit—all donations are tax-deductible.

Thank you again!

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