Hosts on Airbnb open their doors to travelers from around the world—and welcome them into their communities. As part of Airbnb’s commitment to serve our stakeholders, we want to give back to the places our Hosts call home. Through the Airbnb Community Fund, we plan to distribute $100 million USD over the next 10 years to local and national organizations that support communities around the world.
Airbnb’s Host Advisory Board worked with GlobalGiving to identify organizations addressing COVID-19 relief, economic empowerment and education. Airbnb Community Leaders and Host Clubs around the world then voted for the organizations they believe have the greatest impact.
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Learn more about the organizations receiving grants through the Airbnb Community Fund in 2021 below.
HERA promotes women's entrepreneurship and employment with grants, training, and mentoring so as to prevent and counter all forms of slavery, violence and exploitation.To date, HERA has trained 1058 women survivors, women at risk of trafficking, and women and men mentors in nine countries. HERA has awarded 347 grants to women-owned ventures to create new employment for some 609 women in regions with high rates of dangerous migration and trafficking in Central/Eastern Europe.
Mann Deshi Foundation is dedicated to the economic empowerment of rural women in India. Our flagship Business School programs are designed to provide marginalized women with the knowledge, skills and support necessary to become successful entrepreneurs and make informed financial decisions.These schools run out of our branch offices as well as through buses that travel right to the door steps of some of the remotest villages.
In the world, 129.2 million girls are out of school.In Southern Asia, girls are disadvantaged for almost all levels of education.The Coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a huge impact on them, with an increased risk of sexual exploitation, early pregnancy and forced marriage.The economic hardships caused by the crisis will likely induce some families to invest less in girls' education beside increasing their domestic and caring responsibilities. The project take place in India and Bangladesh
Vaga Lume carefully selects collections of literature books to libraries and trains teachers as reading mediators in 86 rural communities in the Brazilian Amazon region. By encouraging adults to frequently read to children, Vaga Lume makes reading a pleasurable activity, helping to break the endless cycle of poor literacy skills of Amazon people. By donating to Vaga Lume, you will be offering 15,000 Amazon children opportunities they can only access through good quality education.
We are faced with more people with disabilities becoming homeless due to a lack of affordable housing. Unless & until housing is treated as a human right rather than a privilege disabled individuals will continue to be at risk due to lower income & rising rent prices. Addressing the root issues of affordability in the greater community, the disparity between rental prices & disability payments, & the serious lack of sustainable income opportunities for those who need flexible accommodations.
We feed the hungry by preparing food parcels and warm daily meals. These parcels are distributed to over 250 vulnerable children and families living in extreme poverty across the city. The daily meals are distributed to the homeless through a feeding scheme run every evening, where over 200 gather. During the outbreak of the virus these people are the most vulnerable and we have to ensure that they keep receiving food and nutrition. For some, the only food they receive is through Love Story.
In Northern Thailand, The Freedom Story works with children at risk to prevent human trafficking and child sexual exploitation through our 3 primary programs; Education, Human Rights & Sustainable Livelihoods. Through scholarships, tutoring, mentors, workshops, & additional programs at our community Resource Center, we're helping more than 200 children reach their potential and become the leaders of tomorrow.