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Giving Requests

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Host Hotels & Resorts. We are committed to corporate citizenship and welcome your inquiry for support. Please read the following information carefully before proceeding with any funding request.

Focus Areas

Giving Categories

Consistent with our EPIC values and commitment to social responsibility, we are dedicated to being a good corporate citizen and supporting our local communities through our charitable giving program. Each year, we support communities through strategic and industry collaborations, sponsorships, financial contributions, emergency relief and volunteerism. We support organizations that directly align with our corporate responsibility strategy and focus areas, our business priorities, as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and causes that our employees care about.

Education and Youth Empowerment

Children and youth education, empowerment and career development—including mentorships, scholarships, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness.

Environment

Environmental sustainability and the conservation, restoration and protection of natural capital.

       Health and        Well-Being

Promoting physical, mental and social health and well-being for various populations and communities, as well as disaster relief.

Human Welfare

Supporting vulnerable populations as well as underserved, at-risk and disadvantaged communities; and protecting, promoting and advancing diversity, equality and inclusion.

Corporate Responsibility Themes

Through our giving and evaluation criteria, we aim to further support and align with our focus areas and Corporate Responsibility strategic framework, which follows three themes. This framework informs the integration of sustainability and social responsibility into our business and guides our engagement with our communities.

Environmental Stewardship

Social Responsibility

Governance

Application

Eligibility

In order to be considered for support, organizations must be a tax-exempt, charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Host does not provide charitable contributions for:

• Individuals

• Loans of money for any purpose

• Organizations that foster or practice discrimination on any basis, including race, creed, color, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, handicap or national origin

• Religious; fraternal and labor organizations that are not open to the community or broader public

• Sole or substantial sponsorship of single performances, contests or exhibitions by cultural or sports groups

• Retirement of mortgages or accumulated operating debts. Similarly, the company will not contribute funds for projects or events that have already been completed

• Payment to government officials

• Organizations without a Federal tax-exempt number

Application Process

If you are interested in receiving support from Host Hotels & Resorts, please complete our application form. Once you have completed the form, we will review your application. Decisions are typically made within 4-6 weeks. All applicants must provide the following as part of the application process.

A valid 501(c)(3) Determination Letter
W9 Form
GuideStar Profile
Form 990
Audited financial statements