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Airline and hotel rewards donation chart

By  |  Updated: March 29, 2017

Most major hotel chains and airlines allow consumers to donate unused rewards points or miles to worthy causes around the globe.

While some charities – Make-A-Wish and the American Red Cross, for example – partner with most every airline, the selection of organizations you can donate your points to can vary widely depending on your particular airline or hotel rewards program.

The chart below provides links to donation information pages for more than a dozen different airline or hotel loyalty program:

WHERE CAN YOU DONATE AIRLINE OR HOTEL REWARDS?
Airline or hotel loyalty program Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
Aeroplan's Beyond Miles The Stephen Lewis Foundation, Doctors Without Borders Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival: Has provided Vancouver with affordable, accessible Shakespeare performances since 1990. Its mission is to create an enduring contribution to community culture and an understanding and appreciation for Shakespeare and the performing arts.
Alaska Airlines Charity Miles Hero Miles, Nature Conservancy, Make-A-Wish Angel Flight West: Provides patient transportation for those needing medical treatment in another city and who otherwise would not be able to afford the cost of getting there.
American Airlines' AAdvantage Hero Miles, Miles for Kids Miles In Need, Miles For All Who Serve Miles for Kids Miles in Need: Provides worldwide support for children and their families, as well as for organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with needs for medical, educational, social services issues and/or for those that heighten public awareness of children's issues.
Best Western Make-A-Wish, American Red Cross
Best Friends Animal Society: The nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for animals that builds effective programs across the country to reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes.
Choice Hotels American Red Cross, Armed Forces Relief Rebuilding Together: Provides free rehabilitation and critical repairs to the homes of low-income Americans.
Delta SkyMiles American Red Cross, CARE, UNICEF, Luke’s Wings, Habitat For Humanity, Make-A-Wish Canine Assistants: A nonprofit organization that trains service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of children and adults who have physical disabilities, seizure disorders or other special needs.
Frontier Airlines American Red Cross, Make-A-Wish, American Cancer Society Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation: A national resource providing Wow! experiences for children and families who have a mom or dad with late-stage, limited-life-expectancy cancer.
Hilton Honors American Cancer Society for Children, Globalgiving Foundation, World Wildlife Fund Grammy Museum Foundation: Cultivates the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music on American culture through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public.
InterContinental Hotels Group Donations are funneled through IHG Foundation (launched in 2016), which supports organizations such as Clean the World, the American Red Cross and Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill: Helps people with barriers to employment learn the skills to find and secure competitive jobs.
JetBlue Points can be donated locally or globally to more than 2.5 million causes, such as Make-A-Wish and USO of Metropolitan New York, via JetBlue’s True Giving database. Carbonfund.org: Uses education and public outreach to fight against global warming while supporting projects focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation around the world.
Marriott Rewards American & International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Back on My Feet Children's Miracle Network Hospitals: When you donate your Marriott Rewards points to Children's Miracle Network, you allow families of sick and injured children to stay at a Marriott hotel while their children are being treated at a nearby children's hospital.
Mileage Plus (United & Continental airlines) Dream Foundation, Operation USA, AmeriCares Foundation Inc., Feeding America Eagle Mount: An organization that creates therapeutic recreational opportunities for people of all ages and disabilities. Through Eagle Mount, persons with special needs are challenged to achieve the previously unthinkable in skiing, ice skating, swimming, horseback riding, golfing and more.
Southwest Airlines All Hands Volunteers, Dream Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities Student Conservation Association: An organization with a mission to build the next generation of conservation leaders by engaging young people with hands-on land service.
Starwood Preferred American Red Cross, UNICEF, Clean the World UNICEF: Promotes the protection of the rights of children, young people and women throughout the world. Areas of focus include health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education and assistance to children in emergency situations.
WHERE CAN YOU DONATE AIRLINE OR HOTEL REWARDS?
Aeroplan's Beyond Miles
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
Stephen Lewis Foundation, Doctors Without Borders Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival: Has provided Vancouver with affordable, accessible Shakespeare performances since 1990. Its mission is to create an enduring contribution to community culture and an understanding and appreciation for Shakespeare and the performing arts.
Alaska Airlines Charity Miles
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
Hero Miles, Nature Conservancy, Make-A-Wish Angel Flight West: Provides patient transportation for those needing medical treatment in another city and who otherwise would not be able to afford the cost of getting there.
American Airlines' AAdvantage
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
Hero Miles, Miles for Kids Miles in Need, Miles For All Who Server Miles for Kids Miles in Need: Provides worldwide support for children and their families, as well as for organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with needs for medical, educational, social services issues and/or for those that heighten public awareness of children's issues.
Best Western
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
Make-A-Wish, American Red Cross
Best Friends Animal Society: The nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for animals that builds effective programs across the country to reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes.
Choice Hotels
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
American Red Cross, Armed Forces Relief Rebuilding Together: Provides free rehabilitation and critical repairs to the homes of low-income Americans.
Delta SkyMiles
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
American Red Cross, CARE, UNICEF, Luke’s Wings, Habitat For Humanity, Make-A-Wish Canine Assistants: A nonprofit organization that trains service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of children and adults who have physical disabilities, seizure disorders or other special needs.
Frontier Airlines
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
American Red Cross, Make-A-Wish, American Cancer Society Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation: A national resource providing Wow! experiences for children and families who have a mom or dad with late-stage, limited-life-expectancy cancer.
Hilton Honors
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
American Cancer Society for Children, Globalgiving Foundation, World Wildlife Fund Grammy Museum Foundation: Cultivates the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music on American culture through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public.
InterContinental Hotels Group
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
Donations are funneled through IHG Foundation (launched in 2016), which supports organizations such as Clean the World, the American Red Cross and Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill: Helps people with barriers to employment learn the skills to find and secure competitive jobs.
JetBlue
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
Points can be donated locally or globally to more than 2.5 million causes, such as Make-A-Wish and USO of Metropolitan New York, via JetBlue’s True Giving database. Carbonfund.org: Uses education and public outreach to fight against global warming while supporting projects focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation around the world.
Marriott Rewards
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
American & International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Back on My Feet Children's Miracle Network Hospitals: When you donate your Marriott Reward points to Children's Miracle Network, you allow families of sick and injured children to stay at a Marriott hotel while their children are being treated at a nearby children's hospital.
Mileage Plus (United & Continental airlines)
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
Dream Foundation, Operation USA, AmeriCares Foundation Inc., Feeding America Eagle Mount: An organization that creates therapeutic recreational opportunities for people of all ages and disabilities. Through Eagle Mount, persons with special needs are challenged to achieve the previously unthinkable in skiing, ice skating, swimming, horseback riding, golfing and more.
Southwest Airlines
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
All Hands Volunteer, Dream Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities Student Conservation Association: An organization with a mission to build the next generation of conservation leaders by engaging young people with hands-on land service.
Starwood Preferred
Examples of participating charities Unique or unusual charity in the program
American Red Cross, UNICEF, Clean the World UNICEF: Promotes the protection of the rights of children, young people and women throughout the world. Areas of focus include health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education and assistance to children in emergency situations.

See related: How to donate unused rewards miles and points

 

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Updated: 07-22-2017

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