How We Make a Difference

Because Rick Steves' Europe is privately held (Rick owns it), rather than distribute our excess profit to shareholders, we can use it to empower organizations that work for the common good in our community.

We donate to a wide array of organizations directly and through our nonprofit community partners. Learn how you can be involved with ─ or benefit from ─ our giving programs.

Learn more about Rick's personal philanthropy and social activism.

Grants for Snohomish County Nonprofits

Under the guidance of the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, the Rick Steves' Europe Employee Grant Making Committee reviews requests and provides cash grants to a variety of nonprofit organizations in and around our Edmonds, WA home. The committee focuses on grant requests supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, senior wellness, and nonprofit training.

Learn more and apply for grants through the Community Foundation of Snohomish County.


In-Kind Donations

Rick Steves' Europe supports a wide variety of nonprofit organizations with in-kind donations for fundraising events.

To request an in-kind donation, please complete our online request form at least eight weeks prior to your event date. We cannot accept requests submitted via fax, email, or telephone.


Employee Matching Gifts

Rick Steves' Europe matches donations made by its employees to the following nonprofit organizations selected by the staff.. 

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Red Cross
  • American Refugee Commission
  • Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Mercy Corps
  • National Park Foundation
  • National Public Broadcasting, or any affiliate station
  • Northwest Harvest
  • PBS, or any affiliate station
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest
  • The Sierra Club
  • YWCA