Altruistic Odyssey (AO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing cultural preservation to underserved communities around the world. Our first project is formed to preserve the vital Sherpa culture in the Khumbu region and other remote areas of Nepal. AO raises funds to address needs identified and managed by local communities. AO funded projects include educational programs and repair of culturally significant structures. AO may fund additional needs, such as healthcare or shelter, by supporting other nonprofits with respective expertise. Most projects will be in areas that are not easily accessed or served by major NGOs. AO is dedicated to empowering communities to sustain these projects over time. The Sherpa project in Nepal is and will continue to be the AO foundational project.