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Loving People
As a neighbor, our Employees love to serve in their local areas and volunteer their time to support causes and nonprofit organizations. Whether it’s through a company-wide initiative or on an individual basis, our Employees extend their hearts to people and communities.
It starts with the Heart.
  • 816K+ since 2009
    Employee volunteer hours
  • $3M+ annually invested
    Employee volunteer service
  • 98 domestic
    Cities across the nation
Medical Transportation Grant Program
  • Medical Transportation Grant Program
  • Volunteerism
  • LUV Classic
  • Ticket Donations
Medical Transportation Grant Program

The Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program provides complimentary, roundtrip tickets to nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations. We’re proud to partner with select nonprofit hospitals and organizations in our Medical Transportation Grant Program. The participating nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation nonprofit organizations are allow the freedom to determine how to distribute the tickets to patients and/or caregivers.




  • 59K+
    Round trip tickets donated
  • $23M+
    Ticket donation value
  • 109
    Hospitals/medical transportation organizations supported

As part of Southwest’s Tickets for Time program, for every 40 hours an Employee volunteers for a nonprofit, that organization is eligible to receive one complimentary, round-trip ticket on Southwest. This program was launched in 2101 to support and appreciate our passionate Employee Volunteers.

  • 149K+ in 2016
    Hours volunteered by Employees
  • $13M+ annually
    Invested in Employee volunteer service
  • 12.8K+ since 2010
    Tickets earned
  • $5.1M+ since 2010
    Ticket value
LUV Classic

Since 1985, the Southwest Airlines LUV Classic Charity Golf Tournament and Party has donated more than $16 million to benefit deserving children’s charities. Each year, more than 500 golfers from around the country come to Brookhaven Golf Club to participate in this fun, unique tournament. The LUV Classic is a scramble tournament, consisting of contests including closest-to-the-pin and a straightest drive. Join us to show off your golf game, support a great cause, and take a swing at the many ways to win!




  • $16M
    Raised in 31 years
  • 7K
    Employee volunteers
  • 119
    Children's charities supported
Ticket Donations

Southwest Airlines is committed to giving back to the communities where our Customers and Employees live and work. Community Giving Boards are made up of Employees from various work groups who evaluate donation requests Southwest receives from nonprofit charitable organizations in their community. The Boards donate complimentary, roundtrip travel to support qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that meet our guidelines for fundraising or transportation purposes.




  • 115K+ since 2009
    Donation requests received
  • 211K+ since 2009
    Tickets donated
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