Today, we are excited to share the inaugural grant recipients of the Airbnb Community Fund, which include over 150 organizations from more than 40 countries and six continents.
These organizations are working to meet unprecedented needs brought about by the pandemic, and focusing on this year’s themes: COVID-19 relief, economic empowerment, and education. Some of the recipients include the Mann Deshi Foundation in India, the Affordable Homeownership Foundation in the United States, Urban Refugees in France, and the India COVID-19 Relief Fund.
“COVID-19 has exacerbated food insecurity. Daily Bread’s member agency network is seeing over 105,000 food bank visits per month across the city of Toronto – 50% increase compared to the year prior. Airbnb’s donation will help to ensure that more than 15,000 people can access a supply of fresh produce, dairy, proteins, and shelf-stable groceries. It will also help us build new emergency response programs, such as meal delivery services, so that individuals impacted by COVID-19 – especially seniors or those experiencing isolation – can safely access the food they need.” – Patricia Feehely, Daily Bread Food Bank, ON, Canada.
Airbnb believes in sharing the company’s success with their stakeholders, including the communities their Hosts call home. That’s why they’ve created the Airbnb Community Fund to distribute $100 million over 10 years to organizations that are strengthening communities around the world, including $10 million distributed throughout 2021.
In addition to this process, Airbnb will direct grant awards to additional organizations that we believe play an important role in communities around the world and we look forward to sharing more later this year. To learn more about the Community Fund and the grant recipients, please visit the Airbnb Community Fund page.