Philanthropy

TRANSFORMING TRAVEL

The travel industry is in the midst of a transformation toward greater equity and sustainability. At Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP), we are dedicated to positively impacting lives and livelihoods in the communities where our guests travel. We are equally committed to ensuring guests learn about our philanthropic investments as an integral part of their travel experience. From Africa to Asia, Latin America to the Antarctic, we are working with partner communities on education, health care, conservation and enterprise development projects.

OUR MISSION

We believe our partnership with local communities is critical to sustain the fabric of the diverse destinations we visit. We are deeply committed to the Four Pillars of Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy:

Education - We enable children and young adults to fulfil their potential by providing a supportive learning environment.

Conservation - We partner with communities living on the edge of wilderness, and support strategies to sustain the balance between endangered species, fragile ecosystems and economic opportunity.

Health - We actively support the water, sanitation and other health-related needs of residents within our partner communities.

Enterprise - We support the growth of economic opportunity in our partner communities through training, income generating activities and other innovations to positively impact livelihoods.


OUR VISION

We help nature to thrive and cultures to flourish by positively impacting lives and livelihoods in the communities where A&K guests travel. Through dedicated strategic investments in education, conservation, health care, and enterprise, we inspire our guests and staff to actively support our philanthropic endeavours.

OUR HISTORY

Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) is the philanthropic arm of Abercrombie & Kent (A&K). The organization traces its beginnings back to 1982 when Jorie Butler Kent, AKP Co-Chairman, together with A&K Founder, Chairman and CEO Geoffrey Kent, first raised funds for conservation efforts in the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya.

Today, AKP carries on A&K’s social and environmental commitments on a global scale with approximately 40 projects on all seven continents. Guests of A&K have the opportunity to visit these projects and support the further development of AKP’s investments in the natural and cultural heritage of diverse destinations around the world.

OUR COMMITMENT

AKP is committed to operating our philanthropic programs with integrity, accountability, and transparency.


CASE STUDY: 
DUUMA WAJANE BIKE SHOP TANZANIA 

Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy Australia is arranging the shipment of a container of secondhand bikes and biking paraphernalia (helmets, pumps, spare parts etc.) to AKP’s Duuma Wajane Bike Shop in Tanzania and we need your help.

This is a great chance to clear out the garage and donate your used bikes to a fantastic cause. Bikes should be in reasonable working order and their condition will be assessed at time of drop off. We are hoping to collect around 430 bikes and we hope you’ll get on board.

What: Used bikes, helmets, spare parts etc.

Where: Factory 38, 640-680 Geelong Road, Brooklyn, 3012

When: Saturday 17 November 9am-4pm

Sunday 18 November 9am-4pm            

Saturday 24 November 9am-4pm

Sunday 25 November 9am-12pm

To download the flyer, click here.

Enquiries: Sarah O’Farrell – 03 9536 1800

[email protected]  


Learn more about the projects we support by visiting akphilanthropy.org