Expedia Awards Grants to Nonprofits Through New Made To Travel Fund

$1.5M in Grants Issued to Organizations Working to Remove Barriers to Travel
Nov 29, 2023 9:50 AM ET
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The Made to Travel Fund has awarded more than $1.5M in grants to a diverse group of organizations that work with underserved or underrepresented travelers.

SEATTLE, November 29, 2023 /3BL/ - On Giving Tuesday Expedia® announced its Made to Travel™ Fund, a new program that awards grants to nonprofits that share the common goal of removing barriers to travel. In its first year, the Fund has awarded more than $1.5M in grants to a diverse set of organizations working with underserved or underrepresented travelers. Whether it's making air travel more accessible, sponsoring birthright trips to Africa or helping kids in under-resourced communities get passports, each grant recipient is committed to creating greater access to life-changing travel experiences.

The Made to Travel Fund is part of Expedia Group's Open World™ global social impact and sustainability strategy, which focuses on enabling more accessible and inclusive travel. Expedia is now accepting Fund applications and will be awarding grants on a rolling basis.

"We launched the Made to Travel Fund because travel is transformative and has the power to change perspectives and serve as an economic driver for many communities," said Aditi Mohapatra, vice president, Global Social Impact and Sustainability at Expedia Group. "We have a vision to power travel for everyone, everywhere, and through these grants Expedia is able to invest in a diverse group of organizations that are doing impactful work to increase equity and access to travel in their communities."

Here's a look at 2022-23 Made to Travel Fund grant recipients:

  1. All Wheels Up
  2. ARRAY Alliance
  3. Birthright AFRICA
  4. Boyz N The Wood
  5. Cultural Heritage Economic Alliance
  6. Disability Rights Fund
  7. Family Holiday Charity
  8. Girls Going Global
  9. Global Glimpse
  10. IGLTA Foundation
  11. Paralyzed Veterans of America
  12. Rainbow Railroad
  13. The National Park Foundation™
  14. The Venture Out Project®
  15. Too Fly Foundation
  16. UnTours Foundation
  17. World Affairs Council

Visit http://www.madetotravelfund.com/ to learn more about the grantees and the Made to Travel Fund, and read about Expedia Group's Open World ™ programs here.

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