Loving People is at the Heart of Southwest Airlines, and one of the many ways we connect with communities across the country is through our Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP). Through MTGP we provide complimentary, roundtrip tickets to nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations.
In 2021, we are donating 7,500 tickets to help remove the financial burden for those who need to travel for life-changing or specialized medical care. More than 75 nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations across the United States received the tickets, including two hospitals in Hawaii that are new to the program! The full list of the 2021 MTGP recipients can be found by visiting southwest.com/medicalgrant.
This year marks the 14th year of this signature program and since its inception, we’ve proudly provided more than 96,000 patients and their caregivers travel assistance, equaling more than $38 million. Easing the burden of transportation costs through MTGP helps give patients and their families peace of mind about how they get to the care they need—a role we are honored to play.
By providing complimentary air travel, we’re able to make life a little bit easier for families in trying times in their lives, including MTGP recipient Wrenn. Head over to our 50th Anniversary website for a look back on how MTGP has made a difference for families over the years.
Giving back is at the Heart of what we do because we believe community is more than a place—it’s at the Heart of what brings us together.