As part of its mission and objectives, Fundacion Caminando Panama commits to working with and funding projects spearheaded by small Panamanian rural tourism/conservation focused community organizations, as well as Panamanian non-profit organizations with similar goals. Projects that involve indigenous and rural communities must provide written evidence of “Prior and Informed Consent” from tribal/community leaders. Requests for funding and partnerships with private sector partners will be considered on a case by case basis and should align with FCP core goals. Additionally, FCP limits funding for overhead in projects from United States-based universities or similar learning/research-based institutions at 18%. FCP commits to refraining from funding or being involved in any type of political activity, including support or opposing of any political party or candidate.