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Kindergarten Elster

After historic flooding along the Elbe River, regional associates identified a flooded kindergarten near Wittenberg that was ruined. $10,000 was donated to help repair the flooded Kindergarten Elster. The crew of the Grand Circle Cruise Line ship, The Allegro, provided a tour of the ship and snacks for the children and school staff; and the children… Read more »

Je Sers

Je Sers is an association of 3 houseboats docked on the Quai in Conflans, whose mission is to serve the migrant population in the Conflans area. The Association provides lunch, dinner, emergency housing, and French language classes on the ships.  In addition, they help individuals move from the emergency housing to more stable apartments, and assist… Read more »

Valley of the Kings

In 2000, Grand Circle Foundation made a 5 year, $50,000 per year commitment to the World Monument Fund, an organization whose chief mission is to safeguard the heritage of the past by encouraging the restoration and preservation of archaeological sites with historic significance. At the Valley of the Kings, Grand Circle Foundation funds were used… Read more »

Alex Rocha Youth Center

The Alex Rocha Young Center is a community school located in a disadvantaged part of Cartagena that teaches English, art, and moral values to children, teenagers, and adults as well offering recreational activities. The center provides a safe haven for children who may be exposed to crime and violence, as well as helping children who… Read more »

Xom Gio Village

When we first came to the riverside community of Xom Gio in Nha Trang, there were no streetlights or toilets. To help the villagers, we built community toilets and showers and installed streetlights. After Typhoon Damrey caused damage to many of the homes in this village, we helped them rebuild.

Minh Tu Orphanage

Help Wanted: Buddhist women to live at orphanage with 200 children, many of whom are disabled. Must be willing to rise at 3am for two hours of prayer before waking the children, preparing them for the day, getting them off to school, and teaching additional classes afterwards. Must also be available to visit nearby lepers’… Read more »

Dien Phu Kindergarten

Students in the remote countryside of Vietnam have few opportunities for the interactive learning available in the city. Grand Circle Foundation helped change this by purchasing computers and educational software.  For the younger students we also provided large TVs that could be used to play educational programs suitable for 2-3 year olds.


Grand Circle Foundation is thrilled to have supported the restoration and excavation work of the Church of St. John at Ephesus, one of the largest and best preserved ancient cities in the world.

UNESCO Charles Darwin Project

Grand Circle Foundation was proud to support The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, an international non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research. The Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) has carried out its mission in the Galapagos since 1959, thanks to an agreement with the Government of Ecuador and with the mandate to pursue and maintain… Read more »

Caritas Cubana

Grand Circle Foundation is not allowed to donate funds directly to Cuba, so we partnered with Caritas Cubana to help support the elderly we visit on our tours. Caritas Cubana serves the most vulnerable populations on the island: the elderly, children at risk, the sick and disabled, persons living with HIV/AIDS and victims of natural… Read more »