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Giving Requests

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Host Hotels & Resorts. We are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and to strengthening our local communities 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 corporate citizenship, we’re dedicated to making a positive difference within our community through our corporate giving program. Each year, we support charities and philanthropic organizations through strategic and industry relationships, sponsorships, financial contributions, emergency relief and volunteerism—with a focus on organizations that promote public awareness and advance research, education, leadership development initiatives and organizations that improve the health and lives of underprivileged men, women and children. Special attention is given to activities with broad-based human impact that are not heavily supported by government funds. We support organizations that promote participation and cooperate rather than compete with similar organizations. 

Health, Education, Welfare

Hospitals, health and youth agencies, food banks, schools and educational programs.

Civic and Industry

Associations such as Chamber of Commerce and nonpartisan advocacy organizations.

Cultural

Museums, public radio and television, public libraries, aquariums, zoos and historic preservation organizations.

Environmental

Organizations related to the conservation or protection of the environment.

Corporate Responsibility Themes

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

Responsible Investment

Environmental Stewardship

Corporate Citizenship

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