Our Finances

As a nonprofit, Trek Relief holds itself accountable to its donors, the public and everyone else who has a stake in wanting a better future for humankind.

Donors trust Trek Relief to help communities where few others will go. We are committed to fulfilling that trust by maximizing the funds dedicated to education, medical, and environmental programs.

Trek Relief does not charge a dime for its services to the community. This allows us to remain true to our core founding values. It’s also why your support is so important. Your contribution helps provide sustainable solutions and supports all of Trek Relief’s worldwide philanthropic efforts, wherever the need is greatest.

We accept private contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations to support Trek Relief’s work. Donations are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Tax ID number 81-5114205.

GuideStar awards Trek Relief with platinum level for its transparency and accountability.

How we spent your money in 2018

Where the money came from in 2018

Join our ‘Friends of Trek Relief’ Membership

Our Friends of Trek Relief program is a convenient and economical way to help communities abroad while maintaining your budget. This select group of supporters provide reliable resources Trek Relief needs to continue its important work. Select a monthly amount that is affordable for you, and Trek Relief will automatically bill your credit card each month. You’ll never have to write a check, buy a stamp, or find an envelope again!

Fee-Free Means of Giving

As an alternative to our website’s donation platform, we also accept donations through the following methods to avoid transaction fees, meaning more of your dollars are creating impact!

Make an easy, fee-free payment through our Facebook Page

Send fee-free Venmo payments to @trekrelief

Mail a check to:
Trek Relief
607 Foothill Blvd #778
La Canada, CA 91011

Many thanks for your generosity, which makes a difference to communities around the world! Your gift is very much appreciated and fully deductible as a charitable contribution.

Wise Ways to Give


Before the end of the tax year, take a look at your giving plans to optimize your gifts. Below are just a few ideas on how you can help Trek Relief:

Stocks and mutual funds

Appreciated securities or mutual fund shares, which you’ve owned for more than one year, are excellent charitable gifts. You’ll receive a charitable income tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes. If you itemize, you will be able to deduct the full current fair market value (up to 30% of your adjusted gross income). Please inform us if you are a stock gift will be eligible for an employer matching gift contribution.
Gifts of real estate

Gifts of unmortgaged real estate provide a unique giving opportunity and may serve your long-term financial goals well benefiting truck relieves current and future work. Trek Relief accepts limited gifts of real estate, including arrangements for retained life estates that allow you to remain in your home after gifting it to Trek Relief. Gifts of real estate are subject to review by Trek Relief.

Your traditional IRA

There is a special opportunity for you if you’re 70 1/2 or older and have an IRA. If you do not need your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), you can donate it to Trek Relief. It will not count as income but will qualify as your RMD.

Charitable gift annuity

This is a good option if you want to make an impactful gift but retain benefit from the money you have given. A charitable gift annuity currently pays up to 9.5% a year for life and the entire amount may be eligible for tax deduction this year.

Donor advised funds

Donor advised funds provided a flexible low-cost method of giving which supports our work. Consider placing two or three years’ worth of gifts into your donor-advised account, then distributing the funds to your favorite causes over a two or three-year period. You achieve a deduction this year by counting the entire gift, even though you leave money for forthcoming gifts in the account.

If you have any questions or would like to help us create impact through non-cash means, send us a message at hello@trekrelief.org.

Trek Relief is a California nonprofit, tax-exempt organization which exists to deliver aid to disadvantaged communities abroad. The mission of Trek Relief is to partner adventure travelers with global communities to collaborate on mutually beneficial and meaningful service projects. Donations are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Tax ID number 81-5114205.