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Generosity in Action in the Amazon (include your logo?)

During this trip on the Amazon we will be delivering text books to a needy village and you may be a part of the group that presents the books to the village teacher. On a previous trip to the Amazon American travelers wished to help a local village and donated funds to "Generosity in Action" which subsequently made the arrangements for the text books to be delivered on this trip. We are pleased to join this effort in fulfilling the wishes of previous travelers to the Amazon who made the donations of funds that purchased the books.

Generosity in Action is a charitable organization that provides travelers the opportunity to contribute to worthwhile projects and receive confirmation that the donation is tax-deductible in the United States.

Generosity in Action accepts the task of monitoring and working with local tour operators and/or guides to be assured that the program is truly beneficial to the community. We insist there be a mechanism to verify that any project we support is completed, and with close working relationships in each area we are able to ensure the project is successful. In many cases GiA has been working with ground operators and guides long enough for them to become personal friends, and they are also eager to see local people benefit.

For complete information on past and current projects of Generosity in Action check the website at

Should travelers on this trip wish to make a contribution toward similar projects, Generosity in Action is able to make these donations tax-deductible.

Generosity in Action has established a Designated Fund with Philanthropic Ventures Foundation. The fund can receive monies from donors and pay for "activities of a charitable nature." Checks can be made payable to "Generosity in Action" and either given to your expedition leader, or sent to Philanthropic Ventures Foundation (PVF) when you get home. PVF will receive the funds, assign them to the Generosity in Action account and provide a receipt confirming that the donation is tax-deductible.

Who is Philanthropic Ventures Foundation (PVF)?
PVF is a 501(c)(3) public charity located in Oakland, California, dedicated to expanding philanthropy and to working with donors to maximize the impact of their charitable giving. (For more information refer to their website at

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
1222 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612-1201
President: Bill Somerville
Telephone (510) 645-1890

What are the administrative costs to manage the projects?
Generosity in Action will "staff" and manage the project at no cost. Philanthropic Ventures Foundation has a two percent fee when receiving funds and a two percent per-annum maintenance fee. (This is very low when compared to many other charities that retain 15-25% for administrative costs.) No other expenses will be charged.

Next Steps should you wish to donate:

- Make you check payable to: "Generosity in Action".
- Write the name of the project in the memo section of the check.
- Give the check to your tour leader or...
- Or when you get home, mail it to:
Generosity in Action
c/o Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
1222 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612-1201

You will receive a confirmation of your tax deductible donation directly from Philanthropic Ventures Foundation. They will notify Generosity in Action that the funds are available for the project or area you have requested.

More information is available at

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To: Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
1222 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612-1201

Enclosed is a donation of $____________ for the charitable efforts of Generosity In Action in the Peruvian region of the Amazon.

Please confirm this tax deductible donation.

Name: ___________________________________________________________


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