The Amazonas Sustainable Foundation »
Fundação Amazonas Sustentável (FAS) is a private non-governmental organization whose mission is the sustainable development of protected areas within the State of Amazonas in Brazil. Marriott® has committed $2 million to help FAS protect The Juma Sustainable Development Reserve, which encompasses 1.4 million acres of pristine rainforest.
Children’s Miracle Network »
Children's Miracle Network is a non-governmental organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals. In 1983, Marriott became Children’s Miracle Network’s (CMN) first corporate sponsor. Ten years later, Marriott Pride was created to give our associates an opportunity to get involved and help raise money for the children in their communities. Marriott Pride supports the company's business units, franchise partners and Marriott-branded hotels, Business Councils, and associates in North America to help raise funds for CMN. This initiative calls upon and enables all of these stakeholders to work with their local CMN children's hospitals on grass roots fundraising efforts.
Audubon International »
Audubon International is a not-for-profit environmental education organization, formed in 1996, dedicated to sustainable development. Thirty-six of the company’s golf courses throughout North America, United Kingdom and the Caribbean are Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries, enhancing precious natural areas and wildlife habitats.
Distributive Education Clubs of America »
The objective of the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is to support the development of marketing and management skills in career areas such as hospitality, finance, sales and service, business administration and entrepreneurship. Programs and activities are tailored to the specific career interest of students and include technical skills, basic scholastic and communication skills, human relations and employability skills, and a strong emphasis on economics and free enterprise.
Conservation International »
Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly care for nature, global biodiversity, and the well-being of humanity. Marriott, in partnership with CI, has become the first major global hotel company to calculate its carbon footprint and launch an integrated environmental strategy that includes specific new steps the company can take to further its environmental mission.
Feeding America »
Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, providing food to over 37 millions Americans each year. In 1992, Marriott became the first major hospitality company to launch a nationwide program to donate surplus non-perishable food to Feeding America, formerly named America’s Second Harvest. In 1995, Marriott expanded its Feeding America donation to include surplus prepared and perishable foods, increasing the variety and quantity of food contributed by Marriott business units across the United States.
Energy Star »
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
Marriott’s conservation efforts have been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has awarded more than 275 (more than any other hotel company) Marriott hotels with its ENERGY STAR® label. Marriott has also earned the Sustained Excellence award and has been named “Partner of the Year” since 2004.
Habitat for Humanity »
Habitat for Humanity is a non-governmental, housing organization building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. In 1995, Fairfield Inn by Marriott established a formal relationship with Habitat for Humanity International in conjunction with the grand opening of its 200th hotel. Marriott International's partnership with Habitat has grown to include other brands and businesses around the world and the contribution of volunteer labor and funds toward the completion of hundreds of homes.
International Tourism Partnership »
The International Tourism Partnership is a membership organization of leading companies from the travel and tourism industry, aiming to provide the hotel, travel, and tourism industry with the knowledge and ability to develop practical solutions for more responsible business. Marriott is a founding member of ITP, contributing to the development of the "Sustainable Hotel Siting and Design Guide" and sponsoring and serving on the editorial board of greenhotelier online newsletter.
Hispanic College Fund »
The Hispanic College Fund’s mission is to develop the next generation of Hispanic professionals. To accomplish this mission the fund provides Hispanic high school and college students with the vision, resources, and mentorship needed to become community leaders and achieve successful careers in business, science, technology, engineering and math.
American Red Cross » and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies »
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's premier humanitarian organization with a unique network allowing them to have a presence in almost every country. Marriott International has a long history of supporting the American Red Cross. As Marriott operations expand, so does our partnership with the Red Cross. Marriott business units and associates have demonstrated support for local and national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies by sponsoring blood drives, contributing to disaster relief efforts, and raising funds for local programs.
U.S. Green Building Council »
The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-governmental organization community of leaders working to make green buildings accessible to everyone within a generation. The Inn and Conference Center at the University of Maryland is Marriott’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified hotel.
National Academy Foundation »
The National Academy Foundation (NAF) sustains a nationwide network of career-themed academies that are organized as small learning communities. NAF students remain together throughout their high school years with a core group of specially trained teachers. This vision has evolved into a premier reform model for public education throughout the country, and has helped inspire the contemporary small school/small learning community movement.
SOS Children’s Villages »
SOS Children's Villages is an international non-governmental organization that has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949. Marriott’s partnership with SOS Children’s Villages began with local involvement by the Vienna Marriott in 2004. The relationship expanded in 2005 to include our hotels in Germany and Switzerland and now span nine countries throughout Europe and the Middle East.
United Negro College Fund »
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) plays a critical role in helping more than 5,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they want and deserve by providing operating funds for its 39 member colleges. In addition, the fund administers 300 scholarship and internship programs, so that even students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
Youth Career Initiative »
Created and managed by the International Tourism Partnership, the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) enables international hotels to provide a six-month education program for high school graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds. The program is designed to empower young people by providing them with the necessary life and vocational skills to expand the choices and options in their lives.