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OUR MISSION

Every organization has a mission. Ours is simple, and from the heart. We create positive change in the lives of children all over the world. That means supporting sustainable programs that promote their health, happiness, safety and development. We accomplish our mission through four main ways: VolunTours, Volunteer Days, DreamStation,  Schools for Sumba, Hug It Forward Bottle Schools, and other fundraising opportunities. Learn more at the links below.

OUR HISTORY

“How can you leave the world a better place than you found it?” It’s a question we at WorldVentures Foundation™ ask ourselves every day. From our beginnings as the Manifest Foundation in 2010 to the present day, we have served children globally by teaming with like-minded organizations to identify needs and to implement sustainable solutions. That mission has endured through the evolution of our organization and seismic shifts in the geopolitical climate of our world. Today we touch the lives of children across over 40 countries and counting. But we could do nothing without our supporters. Volunteers and donors breathe life into our vision and, for that, we are deeply grateful.

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MEET THE TEAM

By definition, a team is a group of people with complementary skills working toward a common goal. But at WorldVentures Foundation, it’s so much more than that. We don’t just share vision; we share values and passion for helping children around the globe. Together with our dedicated volunteers and service allies, we give back and make a difference in the world.

Sophia Stoller

Sophia Stoller

Executive Director of the WorldVentures Foundation
Inspired by the belief that service is a gift of the spirit and an extension of a servant heart, Sophia Stoller is a dedicated and longtime...
Claudia Benitez

Claudia Benitez

Global Volunteer Specialist
After many years serving children in my local communities and working closely with various nonprofits, my passion for giving back found new expression when...
Alex Ruiz

Alex Ruiz

Culture Events Coordinator
From a young age, I knew that I needed to pursue a career that allows me to serve families and communities in need. When I learned about WorldVentures...
Tammy Tilley

Tammy Tilley

Foundation Specialist
Joining the team at the WorldVentures Foundation is a wonderful way for me to live out my passions of helping children and exploring the world. I truly...

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wayne Nugent

Wayne Nugent

Advisor
Eddie Head

Eddie Head

Treasurer
Josh Paine

Josh Paine

Board Chairman
Sophia Stoller

Sophia Stoller

Executive Director

EXPENSES OVERVIEW

Integrity is at the heart of everything we do. Our work is founded on a commitment to accountability and transparency so donors know their support yields on-the-ground results with no waste. We carefully allot resources, choose programs and build affiliate relationships to ensure our volunteer and donor efforts are relevant and sustainable. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, 93% or more of donor funds are allocated to the nonprofit organizations we support!

Of US$1.4 million raised in 2016, 93% supported humanitarian programs and 7% went to operating expenses.

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