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In 2014 199 backpacktivists travelled on 22 summer programs to 7 regions & raised $138, 143.54


Let's exceed that amount in 2015 and support our local partners even more!


Operation Groundswell is dedicated to cultivating a community of globally active and ethical backpackers working to create positive social change with local communities in the developing world.  OG is a collaborative organization that lives, breathes, and learns with the communities where we facilitate programs. 

We are unique in that OG teams hand-deliver the funds raised and develop tangible projects that the participant you are supporting will implement on the ground.  

For the purpose of transparency the program fee and community contribution are separated.  All the funds generated from this online fundraising effort will directly support our community and NGO partners on the ground. 

IMPORTANT: Operation Groundswell is currently a registered non-profit.  As such, we cannot offer tax receipts at this time and hope all donors understand. 


Recent Donations

Name Amount Comment
Various Donors $1014.00 The collective sum of all cash and cheque donors.
Michael Bayer $25.00
Sevag Bekeredjian $50.00 YOU GO GURL !!!!!! Mmmhhhmmmm
Anonymous Donor $150.00
Anonymous Donor $200.00 Wish we could come with you!
Anonymous Donor $100.00 Keep learning something new every day!
Susie & Glenn Wight $100.00 Good on you for doing this Tanya. Safe travels.
Anonymous Donor $750.00
Gabriela Lopez $750.00
Anonymous Donor $50.00 So proud of you for participating in this opportunity.
Caitlin MacDonald $175.00 $100 From Brittany Mennie $50 From Grandma and Grandpa $25 From Kristen
Anonymous Donor $750.00 All cash donations from garage sale, family and friends!
Ritamarie Smedile $70.00 Excited for you!! Proud of you!! Wish I was going with you!! ?????????????????? Be safe!! Be present!!
Laura and Hong Bass $50.00 Hi Nina, Congrats on your recent graduation! Have a great time in Peru and take care.
Anonymous Donor $236.00
Bruce & Betsy Baumgart $50.00 Have a wonderful trip!!!
Anonymous Donor $150.00
carolina walls $150.00
Anonymous Donor $100.00 Better be some good stories
Anonymous Donor $750.00
Renevon Gison $60.00 Jasmine! I know you reached your goal but I wanted to donate and support in your ventures. I am proud of you and I love you so very much. Be safe and God bless babygirl.
Anonymous Donor $50.00
Anonymous Donor $550.00
Anonymous Donor $50.00 Enjoy the journey, make it count!
Anonymous Donor $150.00
Niki Gellner $14.52 A little love from PLS
Anonymous Donor $200.00
Sooraj Kumar $25.00 Best wishes!!
Anonymous Donor $750.00
Anonymous Donor $750.00
everardo and grace acosta $100.00
Anonymous Donor $50.00
Aunty Mary Jo Bryant $100.00 So...I have an idea to run by you regarding Tiny Toones' Mission....
Anonymous Donor $750.00
Dayao Zhao $300.00 We are very proud of you! Go Nina!
Anonymous Donor $95.00
Anonymous Donor $325.00
Anonymous Donor $50.00
Jeanne Gbalajobi $25.00 xoxo
Dawn & Dominique Ericson Navarro $50.00 This all sounds amazing, Alexandra. Your trip itinerary will definitely be educational. Please update us regularly and have a productive and wild adventure.
Marlo <3 $10.00 Xoxo
Ruth Emblin $100.00 Best of luck!
Michelle Leclair $50.00 Kiki! You are changing the world, one smile at a time. I love you and your big spirit. Enjoy your backpacking volunteering trip! Be safe and bon voyage! xoxox Meeeeech
Anonymous Donor $25.00 Git yerself some Himalayaeducation!
Anonymous Donor $150.00
Ruby Schlachter $25.00 So proud of you!
Anonymous Donor $50.00 So proud of you!
Bianca Assi $10.00 So proud of you!
ROY S $40.00
Anonymous Donor $400.00
Operation Groundswell
205 Church Street, Suite 200 Toronto, ON, M5B 1Y7 Canada
fundraising@operationgroundswell.com