The CEPA Foundation is dedicated to helping underprivileged children have access to education and every student have the possibility to study abroad.
Every donation makes a difference!
Through the generous support of our affiliates, partners, alumni, friends and people like yourself, the CEPA Foundation is able to offer financial support every year for our charitable projects in Guatemala, biodiversity and carbon offsetting projects in Costa Rica, as well as scholarships for our study abroad students.
The CEPA Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
If you are interested to support us in our goals by making a donation to our scholarship and charitable fund, please contact:
Ulrike Leibrecht, Director
Make Education Accessible and Climate-friendly for All
Charitable Projects in Guatemala
Situated in the heart of Sacatepéquez County, the Mayan village "Vuelta Grande" is located only a few miles from Antigua. The indigenous population of "Vuelta Grande" is extremely impoverished, and the average standard of life falls far short of that in more developed areas. Through our volunteers, we hope to increase the basic standard of living for this community of 300 large families.
Scholarships for Study Abroad Students
Even with the most affordable programs available, financial barriers still exist for many students to afford an international experience. The CEPA Foundation has set aside a special scholarship fund to help reduce the program costs for semester and summer scholarship.
Biodiversity Projects in Costa Rica
Support CEPA's biodiversity project in the reforested areas the Osa Conservation Area in Costa Rica, which provides forested corridors for wandering animals seeking for new habitats. Donations to this project will fund trees to be planted, help protect the habitats of threatened animal species, like the central American squirrel monkey (Saimiri oerstedii), the Bairdii Tapis (Tapirus bairdii), as well as other important mammals, and will also provide seasonal employment for the local inhabitants: A botanist who will maintain the tree nursery and a local worker who will collect seeds of endangered trees, provide maintenance and planting support.
Carbon Offsetting Study Abroad Experiences
Students and faculty have the option to reduce the environmental impact of their study abroad experience by voluntarily compensating the CO2 emissions created during their program through CEPA’s Carbon Reduction Project in Costa Rica.
Community Projects in Strasbourg, France
Multiple opportunities are being developed in and around the Strasbourg, France / Kehl, Germany area for ESC students to engage with the local community. Everything from volunteer projects at a local farm to helping displaced refugees are a possibility.