How is the Olive Tree Initiative funded?


The Olive Tree Initiative is a University of California based program with its headquarters at UC Irvine. UCI gives OTI institutional and academic support including office space, supplies and partnerships with various academic departments.  Student trips are typically paid for as follows, (depending on the campus): One third is paid with funds raised from private donors through fundraising; one third is provided by the campus in support of experiential education; and a final third is covered by each student, who may do additional fundraising to raise their share.  Grant monies from foundations, burden-sharing payments from other universities and general donations go to cover administrative and staff costs and to help with capacity building. OTI accepts no funds from foreign governments or political institutions.  

OTI is grateful for the generosity of the institutions, foundations, individuals and university offices that support our work.