1,923,375 people have helped raise more than $5,160,961 for 249 projects

Sustainable Communities

Where does this issue fit into the Sustainable Development Goals?

Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.

The challenges cities face can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. The future we want includes cities of opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Facts & Figures

  • Half of humanity – 3.5 billion people – lives in cities today
  • By 2030, almost 60 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas
  • 95 per cent of urban expansion in the next decades will take place in developing world
  • 828 million people live in slums today and the number keeps rising
  • The world’s cities occupy just 3 per cent of the Earth’s land, but account for 60-80 per cent of energy consumption and 75 per cent of carbon emissions
  • Rapid urbanization is exerting pressure on fresh water supplies, sewage, the living environment, and public health
  • But the high density of cities can bring efficiency gains and technological innovation while reducing resource and energy consumption

Find our more about this Sustainable Development Goal.  

Protect sharks and rays in Panama Panama , RUN BY: Adventure Travel Conservation Fund

Panama This project will improve the understanding, management, and stewardship of threatened sharks and rays in Panama’s biodiversity-rich Coiba Island and surrounding waters – a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important adventure travel destination – through the long-term engagement of local communities and the public in baseline research and conservation, and the promotion of engaged, conscientious and sustainable tourism.

This project is 100% Funded



USD 20,002

Raised from 8,952 people

Support Tourism Development in Jordan Through Bike Enterprises Jordan , RUN BY: Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy

Jordan This project continues on from a previous one, using bicycles to support employment, access to education and the development of tourism opportunities along the Jordan trail.

This project is 100% Funded



USD 10,002

Raised from 4,446 people

Support Community Tourism Development in South India India , RUN BY: Kabani - The Other Direction

India This project will empower local communities to participate meaningfully and directly benefit from sustainable community-based tourism initiatives in Southern India. The project will focus on conservation while also improving the income and quality of life of the local population.

This project is 100% Funded



AUD 10,003

Raised from 3,195 people

Build a Community Bike Shop on the Jordan Trail Jordan , RUN BY: Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy

Jordan Donated bikes are shipped to Jordan, where the shipping container is re-purposed to serve as a bike shop, creating jobs for disadvantaged youth, empowering the community with mobility, and giving tourists yet another option for how to experience a destination: guided bike tour!

This project is 100% Funded



USD 25,001

Raised from 11,229 people

Empowering Mekong River Communities Lao PDR , RUN BY: Oxfam Australia

Lao PDR This project aims to better protect ecosystems in the Mekong Region and empower local communities, allowing them to have a voice in its development - and reap the benefits of this natural resource.

This project is 100% Funded



AUD 30,001

Raised from 9,564 people