It costs us over US$15,000 a year to keep one elephant fed and cared for in the style to which they deserve to be accustomed (please see ‘where your money goes’ for a full breakdown of costs) so any contribution to this upkeep is appreciated. Because our partner hotels cover all the Foundation’s administration and our parent company Minor International is our largest single donor 100% of all donations go directly to helping our elephants at the camp or contributing to our projects, such as helping SE Asia’s wild elephant populations or our Elephants for Kids program.



Ways to Donate






The easiest way to donate is through Paypal and our sister Foundation Friends of Conservation.

Friends of Conservation is a U.S. based nonprofit, tax –exempt corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; tax identification number is 36-3561971. Therefore any donation made through this PayPal account is tax deductible when made from the U.S.

We can accept donations from any country that supports Paypal but, unfortunately, the tax deduction is only available for those that pay tax in the U.S.


Credit Card Donations


We can also accept credit card donations from around the world. This donation is processed directly into the Foundation’s Thai bank account, is governed by Thailand’s very strict Foundation law and is independently audited.

To Donate via credit card please Contact Us to arrange.



Adopt an Elephant


For those wishing to contribute directly to one elephant’s upkeep for the year, a friend of ours also runs a crowd sourcing elephant adoption program. Donations can be made on a monthly basis or as a one off payment and will help us keep our elephant (Big) Pumpui fed, happy and in a life of leisure

Please see for more information.

The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) is located at and supported by the Anantara Golden Triangle and Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, these organisations cover all admin. costs and our parent company, Minor International, is our largest single donor ensuring any money you donate goes straight to helping elephants.
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