Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Tourism Cares for Tomorrow Inc

  • CANTON, MA
  • WWW.TOURISMCARES.ORG

Mission Statement

To preserve the travel experience for future generations.

Main Programs

  1. Grantmaking
  2. Student Programs
  3. Tourism Cares for America
  4. Global Outreach
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Grant-making program is United States and worldwide; scholarship program is primarily US & Canada; and our volunteer programs are principally in the US but are expanding with Global Outreach Program.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Bruce Beckham CTP

Keywords

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US Worldwide Grants Scholarships Tourism Historic Environment Parks Volunteer Service

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Also Known As

Tourism Cares

EIN

20-2013457

 Number

2616045453

Physical Address

275 Turnpike Street Suite 307

Canton, MA 02021

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Tourism Cares and its predecessor philanthropies have helped preserve important natural, cultural and historic sites worldwide; presented academic and service-focused scholarships to hospitality and tourism students; and organized volunteer efforts to restore tourism-related sites in need of care and rejuvenation. Tourism Cares’ annual worldwide grant making is approximately $200,000. The endowed scholarship programs founded by leading industry associations, now managed by Tourism Cares, award approximately $100,000 annually to college students preparing for careers in the travel and hospitality industry in either the US or Canada.The cumulative impact of our volunteer service efforts at tourism-related historic, cultural and natural sites now total more than $400,000 in volunteer hours, services and materials since 2003.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Grantmaking

A vital part of the Tourism Cares mission is to distribute grants to worthy nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations for projects/programs at tourism-related cultural, historic and natural sites of exceptional significance around the world.
Responsible for nearly $2.5 million in total giving to tourism related natural, cultural and historic sites in more than 42 states and 31 countries.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Student Programs

Scholarships:  Approximately $100,000 offered in scholarships and internships to travel and tourism students attending programs in the U.S. and Canada each year. Endowment currently over $1.5 million.
Tourism Cares awards scholarships to students studying travel, tourism and hospitality in the United States and Canada. Educating our future workforce is vitally important to maintaining a high level of professionalism in the industry.

Scholarship opportunities are offered to students in academic (undergraduate and graduate) and adults who have completed professional development training. Additionally, all academic scholarship recipients are invited to participate in the Tourism Cares Experience the Industry Student Program at the annual NTA Convention. At this event, students shadow mentors, who are travel industry veterans, during business appointments; participate in discussions about career paths; and take advantage of networking and learning opportunities.
Current travel, tourism and hospitality college students and recent graduates are also invited to volunteer with industry professionals in our Tourism Cares for America service events.
We also sponsor the internship-matching service "www.InterninTourism.org" which provides current students with opportunities in these fields.
 
Tourism Cares is expanding its services and also offers networking opportunities for those in the field.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Tourism Cares for America

Volunteers from the travel and tourism industry clean up and restore culturally significant, tourism-related sites needing care and rejuvenation. More than 4,000 volunteers have donated more than 31,000 hours at sites across North America, including:
2003 - Ellis Island, NY/NJ, 300 volunteers

2004 - St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans, LA, 350 volunteers

2005 - George Washington’s Mount Vernon, VA, 400 volunteers

2006 - Mississippi Gulf Coast, 330 volunteers

2007 - Virginia City, NV, 300 volunteers

2008 - Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, LA, 350 volunteers

2009 - George Spangler Farm, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 300 volunteers
 
2010 - Angel Island State Park, San Francisco Bay, 300 volunteers
 
2011 - Tourism Cares for Mystic Seaport, 300 volunteers.
 
2012 - Tourism Cares for Pensacola, 300 volunteers worked at the historic Pensacola Lighthouse and at Bayou Texar.
 
2012 - Tourism Cares for Historic Sacramento, 350 volunteers worked at several sites in the California state capitol and at Fort Sutter.

 

We also assist travel companies and associations to undertake community service projects during their conventions and trade shows. In 2009, American Express employees participated in a service project at the Philadelphia Zoo. The Leading Travel Companies employees spent a day in service to the Grand Canyon in 2010 and 2011 and will return in 2012.
 
In 2010, we also brought over 200 travel and tourism volunteers to Washington D.C. for a half-day service project on the National Mall. In 2011, this event served Valley Forge National Historic Park. Tourism Cares expects to continue to sponsor a service project in September of each year as part of the National Day of Service.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 4

Global Outreach

In 2012, Tourism Cares expanded its programs to provide grants, educational assistance and volunteer efforts to international locations which are working to create a sustainable tourism economy. This innovative program begins in Peru, with a three-year commitment to work with Peruvian tourism companies as they develop a charitable organization, Turismo Cuida. This program will be evaluated and the model adapted as necessary in 2014.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Grant-making program is United States and worldwide; scholarship program is primarily US & Canada; and our volunteer programs are principally in the US but are expanding with Global Outreach Program.

Funding Needs

Tourism Cares relies primarily on donations from the hospitality and tourism industry, including annual support from individuals, companies and major industry associations. Donations may be made to support our general programs, to fund a grant, or to fund a scholarship or internship.

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TOURISM CARES INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Tourism Cares for Tomorrow Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Bruce Beckham CTP

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"We seek to be the philanthropy of choice for those who have a passion for travel and wish to help preserve the travel experience for future generations. People travel for many reasons – to learn about old and new cultures, to experience new places or even to revisit favorite destinations. Travel makes memories – the kind you want to share with your children and grandchildren. Tourism Cares and its supporters agree.The effects of the natural deterioration and/or neglect of some of the world's most visited and treasured sites are very real.  Real, too, is the need for a well trained, professional workforce for the travel and tourism industry to manage its tremendous growth as the #1 service industry in the world.   This is why Tourism Cares exists and why we have awarded nearly $1 Million in grants around the world and hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to students studying hospitality and tourism.  And of course, we foster community service by those working in the travel industry through our Tourism Cares for America program. It's our passion. It's your future."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Bradley J. Finkle

Trip Mate, Inc.

Term: Dec 2012 - Dec 2014

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