The Rustic Pathways Foundation is in a unique position to develop and fund the most necessary and impactful community-prioritized projects proposed by members of the global Rustic Pathways community. All of our administrative overhead is covered by Rustic Pathways, allowing us to take a patient approach to selecting the right projects. We do not set fundraising goals higher than what we know is needed to successfully implement our projects, ensuring that every dollar will go to good use. We are both excited and confident about the quality, impact, and efficacy of our 2017 project portfolio. For more information on our project selection, see OUR APPROACH.
In 2017, we are working to support 15 initiatives in 10 countries. While our mission allows us to develop projects in the areas of education, infrastructure, environment, community health, social services, and economic development, this year we are focused heavily on improving access to education for underserved youth around the globe. Eight of our projects aim to increase access to education for youth in underserved communities, while also improving educational outcomes through nutrition, health, counseling, and academic support. Please take a moment to explore these exciting initiatives!