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The Amazonas Sustainable Foundation

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 contributed $2 million to protect 1.4 million acres of rainforest in Brazil.

American Red Cross » and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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 hotels and associates have demonstrated support for national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies by contributing to disaster relief efforts, participating in blood drives, and raising funds for local programs.

Audubon International

Audubon International » 
Through education, technical assistance, certification, and recognition, Audubon International facilitates the implementation of environmental management practices that ensure natural resources are sustainably used and conserved.  Marriott has facilitated a number of its managed courses in the U.S. and abroad to become Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries.

Back on My Feet

Back on My Feet » 
Back on My Feet is a U.S. nonprofit organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living.  Marriott is Back on My Feet’s leading national employer partner.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals » 
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a nonprofit 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 first corporate sponsor and we have contributed nearly $90 million since that time.

Distributive Education Clubs of America

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) » 
The objective of the Distributive Education Clubs of America is to support the development of marketing and management skills in career areas such as hospitality, finance, sales and service, business administration and entrepreneurship.  Marriott has maintained an alliance with DECA for nearly 30 years and hires approximately 400 DECA students each year for summer, seasonal, part-time and pool status positions.

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.

Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International » 
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world. Habitat has built or renovated more than 800,000 homes around the world, providing more than 4 million people with safe, decent, affordable shelter.  Marriott associates have volunteered to help build Habitat homes in at least 15 countries.

Hispanic College Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Fund » 
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s mission is to develop the next generation of Hispanic professionals. 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. Marriott’s support for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund spans more than 15 years with donations of nearly $400,000.

International Tourism Partnership

International Tourism Partnership » 
The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) brings together the world’s leading international hotel companies to provide a voice for environmental and social responsibility in the industry. Marriott is a founding member of the ITP and has participated in industry working groups on human rights, carbon measurement, supply chain among others.

Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilitie

Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities » 
Bridges. . .from school to work
The Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities fosters the employment of young people with disabilities. The Foundation developed and operates Bridges…from school to work, a program that places young people exiting special education in jobs with local employers. To date, Bridges programs have facilitated the placement of more than 13,500 young people in competitive jobs with nearly 4,000 different employers, including Marriott, in nine cities across the United States.

National Academy Foundation

National Academy Foundation » 
The National Academy Foundation (NAF) fosters partnerships between the business and education communities to provide opportunities to underserved students preparing them for college and careers.  Marriott’s long-standing partnership with NAF has enabled us to introduce students to careers in the hospitality industry.  

SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages » 
SOS Children's Villages is an international nonprofit organization that has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.  Marriott hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Asia partner with SOS Children’s Villages to support the needs of abandoned and orphaned children including vocational training and job readiness programs.

United Negro College Fund

United Negro College Fund » 
The United Negro College Fund 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.  Marriott’s support for the United Negro College Fund spans more than 30 years with donations of nearly $300,000.

U.S. Green Building Council

U.S. Green Building Council » 
The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-governmental organization uniting a  community of leaders working to make green buildings accessible to everyone within a generation. USGBC’s LEED certification program is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies. The Inn and Conference Center at the University of Maryland is Marriott’s first LEED certified hotel.

Youth Career Initiative (YCI)

Youth Career Initiative (YCI) » 
Created and managed by the International Tourism Partnership, YCI enables hotels to provide a six-month education program for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The program provides participants with the necessary life and vocational skills to expand their choices and options in life. Marriott has taken on the role of champion for the YCI within the hotel industry globally initiating pilot programs in markets where there is opportunity, need and programs do not currently exist.

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