There are several options for people who are looking for financial assistance to participate in one of our volunteer programs.

Tandana Scholarships

Tandana offers a financial assistance program for individuals participating in our open-enrollment volunteer ventures (Health Care Volunteer Venture, Gardening Volunteer Venture, and Mali Volunteer Venture). You can access the application below. A committee will review your application and may contact you for an interview before making a decision. Each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis and applicants may be awarded up to half of the program fee. The participant is always responsible for transportation to and from the program location and the remainder of the program fee.

Additionally, we are looking for a skilled photographer/videographer who would be willing to join one of our trips. We are interested in someone who could take excellent photos/videos of the work we do and allow us to use those photos and footage for promotional purposes. We would also be interested in someone who could lead a photography training for our staff in Ecuador and train them to become better photographers. Anyone with these types of skills would be competitive for financial aid for one of our trips.

Participant Financial Assistance Application

Other Scholarships

    • The organization "America's Unofficial Ambassadors" offers a External link opens in new tab or windowscholarship for our Mali Volunteer Venture because Tandana was featured as one of only 36 organizations recommended by AUA.  If you are selected for the scholarship, AUA may cover both the program fee and your airfare up to a maximum of $5000.

    • LivFund is committed to helping individuals learn, intern and volunteer abroad in Latin America by offering External link opens in new tab or windowscholarships.

    • The PA Foundation offers External link opens in new tab or windowGlobal Grants that could fund a Physician Assistant for participation in our Health Care Volunteer Venture program. 


      • External link opens in new tab or windowVolunteer Forever is a site that helps people raise funds for volunteer abroad programs.

      • External link opens in new tab or windowGo Fund Me is a personal fundraising website that has helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars for the things that matter to them most.

      • External link opens in new tab or windowRazoo allows people to raise money online for their favorite non-profit, campaign, or event.

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    If you discover other promising scholarship and fundraising sources, please let us know so we can add them to the list!