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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.
  • 1.1M+ since 2009
    Employee volunteer hours
  • $4.4M+ annually invested
    Employee volunteer service
  • 100 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 allowed the freedom to determine how to distribute the tickets to patients and/or caregivers.




  • 69K+ since 2007
    Round trip tickets donated
  • $27M+ since 2007
    Ticket donation value
  • 104 annually
    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 2010 to support and appreciate our passionate Employee Volunteers.

  • 181K+ in 2017
    Hours volunteered by Employees
  • $23.4M+ since 2010
    Value of volunteer time
  • 16K+ since 2010
    Tickets earned
  • $6.4M+ 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!




  • $17M
    Raised in 32 years
  • 8K since 1985
    Employee volunteers
  • 124 since 1985
    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.




  • 147K+ since 2009
    Donation requests received
  • 369K+ since 2009
    Tickets donated
Stories about Loving People
boazandselah ‎07-12-2019 11:02 AM

Our baby girl, Selah Grace Henderson, was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma Cancer on January 3, 2016, at age four. W...

ybcasj Employee ‎07-02-2019 08:59 AM

As we celebrate our freedom this Independence Day, I think back to my time in the Army. You know the phrase “prepare for impact”? ...

AshleyOmondi Employee ‎06-26-2019 11:52 AM

Southwest Airlines loves to hear how our community support in the cities we serve can lead to exponential growth for our community...

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