Since it began in 1993, Putumayo World Music has contributed to many non-profits doing good work in regions where the music originates. Putumayo has focused its non-profit efforts on various local as well as international NGOs working in different parts of the world. They intend to keep on supporting these organizations and other specific NGOs working in the countries represented by their CD collections. Putumayo support the following charitable organisations. ACCION International, Global Exchange, Global Fund For Women, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Music Maker Relief Fund, Oxfam America, Pan American Health and Education Foundation, Population Services International (PSI) Seva, Slow Food, The Said Foundation and Wildlife Conservation Society.