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Southwest Airlines Community

Championing our Communities by Investing in the Careers, Leaders, and Workforce of Tomorrow


At Southwest Airlines, we’re focused on connecting People and championing community. We have a long history of giving back, which is evident in our dedication to the places where our Customers live and work.


To continue this commitment, I’m excited to share the launch of a $1 million charitable grant program to support innovative nonprofit organizations across the United States. This exciting grant will provide us the opportunity to further invest in the careers and workforces of tomorrow!



Between now and October 22, 2018, eligible 501(c)(3) organizations and K-12 schools that are aviation focused are welcome to apply for a grant of up to $50,000 by visiting Specifically, Southwest Airlines is seeking to invest in three targeted areas that will play strategic roles in setting future generations up for success.


  • K-12 STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
  • Building a resilient workforce
  • Leadership development


We are thrilled at the opportunity to empower our communities to thrive and hope you consider sharing the grant information with qualified organizations you are passionate about. Additionally, on Tuesday, September 25 at 11:00 a.m. CT we will be hosting a webinar to go over the application process and requirements. All are welcome to attend and you can join the webinar on the 25th by clicking here.


Whether in the air or on the ground, we believe community is more than a place; it’s at the Heart of what brings us together and we look forward to developing the workforce of tomorrow through this grant!


The grant funds will be awarded to nonprofits that are selected through the competitive grant application and review process from the Southwest Airlines Foundation, a corporate advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation®. Recipients will be announced by the end of January 2019.