Home > About ISTSS > Donate to ISTSS > ISTSS Global Travel Award Endowment Fund ISTSS Global Travel Award Endowment Fund Goal $20,000 $17,511 Each year, some traumatic stress professionals engaged in important, cutting-edge research and clinical work in underserved regions of the world are unable to attend the ISTSS Annual Meeting due to financial limitations. A limited number of Global Travel Awards are available from ISTSS each year to support Annual Meeting attendees coming from underserved regions of the world (e.g., low- and middle-income countries, under-resourced communities in higher-income countries) who experience financial hardship with fees or travel costs. The travel awards are supported by voluntary contributions from ISTSS members and vary each year in terms of availability. Thanks to the generosity of two ISTSS members and Ellen Frey Wouters’ estate, the ISTSS Board has established a Global Travel Award Endowment in the amount of $60,000. Earnings from the endowment fund will be used to make awards each year. Now, we have a unique opportunity to increase our Global Travel Award Endowment. Every dollar givent before December 31, 2019 up to $20,000 will be matched by our generous donors! Our goal is to raise $20,000 in member gifts--and increase our endowments by $40,000! We are appealing to all ISTSS members and supporters to donate to the ISTSS Global Travel Award endowment Fund to help us reach our $20,000 goal by the end of 2019. The ISTSS Executive Committee and the ISTSS Board of Directors have already made their donations to get the campaign started. These donations will be not be spent but invested and the interest earned each year will be used to fund travel awards. Please donate to the Global Travel Award Endowment Fund to help us bring researchers and clinicians to the Annual Meeting who otherwise could not attend. Make a difference today and support ISTSS’ mission as a leading global organization promoting the advancement and exchange of knowledge about traumatic stress. Make a donation to the ISTSS Global Travel Award Endowment Fund. How to Make a Donation to the ISTSS Global Travel Award Endowment Fund If you would like to make a donation to the ISTSS Global Travel Award Endowment Fund, please do one of the following: Contribute through our secure online donation form. Send a check in U.S. funds to the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), P.O. Box 88614, Chicago, IL 60680-1618 USA Fax your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card number, expiration date and contact information to 847-686-2251. Indicate clearly that this money is to be used solely for the Travel Grant Fund. Your contribution is much appreciated and may be tax deductible (please consult your tax advisor). ISTSS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax number 31-1129675. In keeping with IRS guidelines, ISTSS verifies that no goods or services have been provided in return for your donation.