Tourism Cares is an innovative nonprofit organization formed in 2005 through a consolidation of the National Tourism Foundation and the Travelers Conservation Foundation. The organization works to preserve the travel experience for future generations through a three pronged approach. Tourism Cares awards grants to natural, cultural, and historic sites throughout the world. In addition, the organization hosts unique volunteer restoration projects designed specifically for travel professionals. Recognized as the most innovative “give-back” program in the industry, Tourism Cares volunteer project and Volunteer Day draw thousands of corporate leaders and individuals together to share in the conservation and preservation of treasured cultural and historic sites. The organization also helps assure a knowledgeable tourism workforce by granting academic and service-focused scholarships to hospitality and tourism students.
Mystic Seaport was the proud recipient of a $10,000 Special Grant from Tourism Cares in May 2011.