International experiences change lives.

 
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Grants and Programs

Traveling Mercy believes that by providing international experiences to those historically excluded from travel, we can open spaces for social, political, and economic equity.

In 2018, Traveling Mercy provided two students at Paul Public Charter School with grants for their summer study abroad programs. Our first student grant, helped to facilitate a first-time international experience for youth of color.

In 2019, Traveling Mercy is working with LearnServe International, and will award two grants to young women of color.

Future grants will target the elderly, women, single parents, low socio-economic status, LGBTQ, religious minorities, the formerly incarcerated, etc. These grants are announced on an annual basis and will be listed here.

Our Partners

We conduct an annual search for partner organizations, but if your organization would like to apply to be a partner organization please contact us.

Previous Partners:

 
 
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"Exposure is key to building bridges and not walls."

Cayla Machleit | BOARD MEMBER

 
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29% of American adults have never been abroad.

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Travel has been linked with anti-depression, stress relief and better physical health. Creativity, productivity and engaging careers are more likely for those that travel.

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 In 2016 only 9% of international travelers were Black and only 14% were Hispanic.

(Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, National Travel & Tourism Office, "Survey of International Air Travelers," December 2017)


Travel is more accessible to those with higher socio-economic status. In 2016, the average annual household income for international travelers was $122,210.

(Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, National Travel & Tourism Office, "Survey of International Air Travelers," December 2017)

 

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