Tourism Care 2012 – Worldwide Grant Open

Deadline: 2 July, 2012
Open to: Bona fide, nonprofit, tax-exempt public charities
Grant: The funding opportunities are up to $10,000


Tourism Cares, through its Worldwide Grant Program, is making a difference at cultural, historical, and natural tourism-related sites around the world. Bona fide, nonprofit, tax-exempt public charities may apply for projects to conserve, preserve, or restore the site, or educate visitors to the site. These requests may include brick-and-mortar capital improvement projects, or educational programs that will enhance interpretation of the site.


The organization requesting grant funding must be located:

  • in the United States and be classified as a bona fide non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or be a federally-recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe within the United State OR
  • outside the United States, and be classified by the country’s official taxing authority as a non-profit, tax-exempt public charity
  •  Applications from organizations working with, or in, developing countries are welcome as well.


Tourism Cares intends to give two groups of up to six Worldwide Grants at up to $10,000 each for an annual total of up to $120,000 (subject to availability). The program goals strive for a balanced distribution to U. S. and non – U.S. recipients. The deadline for applying is 2  July, 2012.


The Worldwide Grant Application is only available on-line. Paper applications sent in by mail or fax, or e-mailed as attachments, will not be considered. Also, any items submitted under separate cover will not be considered.

The first step of the application process is the Letter of Inquiry phase; this is when a bona fide nonprofit, tax-exempt public charity fills out the Letter of Inquiry in the on-line application and includes the Required Attachments. Once Tourism Cares has verified and reviewed the applications submitted at the Step One – Initial Letter of Inquiry Phase for a particular deadline, some organizations are invited to submit a Step Two – Full Proposal, which is the next step of the application process.

You can find the application form, as well as more information about the grant on the official website.


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