The work of The Sumba Foundation is made possible by the generosity of its supporters.

Corporate Sponsors

Platinum Donors

George and Danielle Boutros

Chris Burch

Phillipe and Christine d’Ornano

Kathryn Downs

Sean and Carrie Downs

Thomas and Barbara Harold

The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation

Jason and Sarah DiLullo

Robert and Anna Gallishaw

Qatalyst Group LP

Claude and Petra Graves

Ethan Topper

James and Lisa Hale

Mark and Trish Van Mourick

Tom and Monica Parr

Quiksilver Foundation

SIMA Humanitarian Fund

Fred and Bettina Stelle

Wilson and Caskey Families

Salman Behbehani

Gold Donors

Ingmar Adlerberg

Warren and Kristy Allen

Michelle Barney Torres

Steve and Diane Bierman MD

Joe and Sally Black

Tim Canfield/Canfield Construction

Jeff and Melanie Cyr

Guy and Yan D’ Auriol

Lance and Sophie Derrickson

Jay and Celine Gerson/Oshman Foundation

Margaret Hyde and Chris Gough/Hyde Family Foundation

Steve and Debbie Haag

Maurie Laurie Lhomond

Lighthouse Productions

Russ Wertz

Sean Smith

William “Bing” and Debra Gordon

Nathan and Renee Linder

Ken Krichner and Anabelle Bond


Randy and Mary Long/SageView Foundation

MAP International

Peter and Deborah Martin

Mike and Karen Miller

Henry and Anna Pincus

Smart Family Foundation

Symphasis Foundation

Bruce and Linda Thrush

David and Terra Whitney

Russ and Donna Wertz

WWW Foundation

Robert Zangrillo

Vincent Smith

Mark Pincus

Michael and Berit Francis

Robert Smith

John and Kim Perell

Neil and Mindy Grossman


Terry and Nancy Simms

Terry and Nancy Simms are the owners and operators of have been involved and supported the Sumba Foundation and Nihiwatu for over 19 years. Mr. Simms quotes “The best and most fulfilling period of our lives.”

Specialists in surf and connection travel to people all over the globe, they consider this marriage of Resort Adventure and social Eco travel the future blueprint for all development and a new high standard of experience that will cut the edge of human endeavors. “We will always support this important preservation of Sumba culture for as long as we live.”

Aaron Krummel & SweetSalt Productions

Aaron Krummel is an 18-time Emmy award winning director, photographer, producer and editor. Aaron has been making our Sumba Foundation movies since 2005 and has always volunteered to take time out of his busy schedules to help us out. And busy he has been, directing, and filming, just to name a few – “LA Ink”, “Fast and Loud”, “The Glee Project”, and Netflix’s “Queer Eye” series. Aaron’s work has been instrumental to the success of our Foundation, as without his movies we could not have touched as many people as we have.  

Ed Quinn

Arthur Edward Quinn is an American actor, model and musician. He has played recurring roles in a number of television series including “2 Broke Girls”, “True Blood”, “Mistresses”, “One Day at a Time”, and currently as U.S President Hunter Franklin in “The Oval” television series. It’s Ed’s VoiceOver in Aaron’s movie “Berta Presses On” that has mesmerized viewers for years. 

Photographer Jason Childs

Jason Childs — Photographer

Jason Childs is a world famous photographer with a long association and history with Nihi Sumba, from both a personal and professional perspective. He has created many nostalgic and memorable images in Sumba. He was the chief photographer for the book Sumba, produced for and by the Sumba Foundation and continues to support shooting projects for the foundation. His images transport you to another place and time to experience the fascinating culture, dramatic scenery, and surf of Sumba.

Pack for a Purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. See what supplies are needed for our projects »