Appeal for Donations

Help Us Develop Tourism Human Resources in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Foundation is a 501c3 entity established in 1997 to provide study grants and scholarships to Caribbean national to study tourism and languages.   Its objective is to build capacity and develop a cadre of tourism professionals that will lead Caribbean tourism to realize its full potential.  The Foundation is seeking your assistance with its fundraising efforts.

With no single major corporate benefactor, the volunteer Foundation Board stages a number of events, in collaboration with industry partners, to fund this cause.

More than 250 Students Helped So Far

To date, the Foundation has raised over $1 million in scholarship funds and provided grants and scholarships to over 250 students from across the Caribbean.  There is great demand for the scholarships from very qualified individuals and it is the wish of the Board to be in a position to accommodate all of the applicants.  Regrettably, because of inadequate funding, the Foundation is forced to deny qualified applicants who may never realize their dream of a career in the tourism industry.   We need your help.

Support our efforts

You can support this effort in one of these ways:

  • Sponsorship of one of our fundraising events;
  • Sponsoring a Student at $2500 or $5,000
  • Donating an item to be offered at Auction to benefit the Foundation

All funds raised are spent exclusively on scholarships as CTO assumes the cost of overhead expenses for the Foundation. 

Your participation will move us closer to meeting our goal of providing even more scholarships, enhancing our tourism business and equipping the region to provide professional services to our nationals and visitors.

Donate via Paypal

By clicking on the DONATE button, you are providing much needed financial assistance to Caribbean nationals who want to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills so that they can contribute to this dynamic tourism sector which contributes significantly to the quality of life of the peoples of the Caribbean.

Click the link below to make a donation of your choosing to the CTO Scholarship Foundation.

Donate via Paypal


Solicitation Forms

The forms below can be used to contribute hotel stays or items for auction. You can fill in the form online or download (pdf) and submit to:

80 Broad Street, Suite 3302 | New York, NY 10004
Tel: 212-635-9530 | Email: [email protected]

Download (pdf) Hotel Stay Donation Form.

Download (pdf) Auction Item Donation Form.


Submit Online: Donation Form - Hotel Stays

Submit Online: Donation Form - Auction Items