The Immersion Fund is a 501c3 dedicated to supporting the non-profit organizations who we partner with while on our Spanish immersion trips in Latin America.
We initially created the Immersion Fund to help travelers with with need-based funding for their Spanish immersion program. Very few people applied for the travel scholarship, so we decided to repurpose the funds and directly support local organizations doing great work in underserved communities as they work with marginalized populations.
The Immersion Fund Backstory…
Since 2003, Common Ground International immersion travelers have had the honor of working with marginalized communities in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Ecuador. We have been greatly impacted by the immense strength and determination of individuals in these communities, and we have witnessed them overcome the challenges of poverty, abuse, and neglect. These individual and family changes that we’ve observed would not have been possible without the constant presence and persistent encouragement of local NGOs contributing to these communities.
As a family run organization that has invested years into these communities, we have been impacted by:
- The sheer determination of these marginalized families that have fought through their circumstances and have worked fiercely to change the course of life for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
- The local organizations that tirelessly show up day after day to support the individuals and families that they serve.