Donate Now to the World Food Travel Association

You may qualify for an individual or business tax credit when you donate today.

Are You Passionate About Worthy Causes?

As the world's leading authority on food and beverage tourism, we're always looking for ways to innovate in our industry. As of October 2018, we're pleased finally to offer the option to accept donations from individuals and businesses, and provide you with an official receipt on letterhead that you may be able to claim as a credit against your individual or business taxes.

We're registered as an educational institution and are most passionate about offering education and supporting tools to those in need.  Currently all donations go into a scholarship fund, which allows students and people in need to apply to attend our educational events or classes at no cost to them.

Do you have a specific project or cause in mind? For larger donations, we are happy to earmark all or part of your donation to a specific project that you are passionate about. 

Read about our Food Tourism 2025 Initiative for additional ideas of projects you can support.

How It Works

Donations less than US$500 can be made easily and quickly online right now.

For larger donations, please write us at help(at)worldfoodtravel(dot)org and tell us how much you would like to donate, what name (individual or company) we should put on our official receipt to you, as well as the registered address of the individual or company. We'll then contact you to finalize your donation.

We will send you an official receipt on our letterhead that you can submit to your tax authorities.

We are registered in the US State of Oregon as a 501-c-3 nonprofit and charitable organization. This designation allows us to legally accept donations and issue official donation receipts which you can submit for possible tax credit.

Apply for a Scholarship

Students, unemployed and others in need may apply for a scholarship as follows. The next scholarship opportunity is FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit on November 4.

 

Good to Know

  • We do not offer financial or legal advice. Please consult with the appropriate professionals in your area to find out how your donation might be tax deductible.
  • If your donation cannot be considered a "donation" by your area tax authorities (usually if you are in a different tax area), then label it instead as a "business expense". You can publicize your donation, which therefore qualifies it as a marketing expense.

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Where the Money Goes

  • Currently all donations go into a scholarship fund, which allows students and people in need to apply to attend our educational events or classes at no cost to them.
  • In our tax year (July 1, 2018-June 30 2019), we have committed a total of US$5,000 for student scholarships for our educational programs.

Show Me Proof

You may request a copy of any of the following items:

  • We can provide you with a copy of our official determination letter from the US Internal Revenue Service issued November 11, 2005, showing our 501-c-3 legal status as a registered charitable organization.
  • We can show you where to find that we are legally registered as a charitable organization with the US State of Oregon.
  • We will be able to provide you evidence of scholarship recipients soon. Our first group of student scholarship recipients will be joining us at our FoodTreX London | Food Travel Innovation Summit on November 4. We'll post a picture of them here after the event.

Submit your request by email here. Be sure to include your name, email address and a link to your profile on LinkedIn, Medium.com or Facebook, so we know who you are.