social philanthropy since 2003


Since 2003, The Althea Foundation has used a venture model to provide financial and non-financial support to people, ideas and initiatives that demonstrate ingenuity, social impact and social entrepreneurship. We address social challenges that have been underfunded, such as gender equity in entrepreneurship and STEM, rare disease, mental health treatment and education. We partner with investors, entrepreneurs and philanthropists who use technology to scale and enhance social impact. Our work is focused in the US & UK.


Current Work

We fund new initiatives and established organizations we believe could benefit from additional financial help to ensure their continued success and impact. We serve not only as a provider of capital but also a valued business partner.


Past Work

We fund people, ideas and initiatives that inspire us with their ingenuity, humanity and social impact.


Our Mission

Our mission is to serve not only as a service provider of capital, but also as a valued business partner.


Featured Story


IHG to Remove Plastic Straws From Hotels Worldwide

October 16, 2018

TRAVEL PULSE | By Mia Taylor

InterContinental Hotels Group will be joining a number of other hospitality industry leaders in the effort to reduce some of its single-use plastic waste. The hotel company announced today that it will remove plastic straws its properties worldwide by the end of next year. IHG’s portfolio includes some 5,400 hotels across 100 countries.

The International Tourism Partnership applauded IHG’s latest step forward in the effort to reduce the plastic waste that has a devastating environmental impact around the planet. “IHG’s committed action to reduce plastic waste demonstrates its ability to be a force for good in local communities around the world. With initiatives like these, and through close collaboration, the hotel and tourism industry can continue to lead the way in setting clear and quantifiable commitments that improve sustainability,” said Madhu Rajesh, director, the International Tourism Partnership (ITP)… Read the Full Story →

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