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Give a little every time you host

Donate to help people affected by disasters, conflict, or critical illness.
“I will remember every detail of the trip because I loved it so much.”
Make-A-Wish® guest
“I can’t say that I saw home in the same way before the fire as I do now. A home, to me, is where your family is. You can make a home anywhere.”
Open Homes guest
“This program allows the family to focus on the wellness of their loved one rather than having to worry about how do I pay for lodging? How can I be close to them?”
Fisher House Foundation

How donations work

Choose what to donate
Tell us what percentage you want to have automatically deducted from each payout.
100% goes to nonprofits
They use the funds to help people in need find temporary housing.
Hear about the impact
Get regular updates on how your contribution has made a difference.

Your donations help people find housing when they need it most


People helped to date
Through Open Homes, hosts have offered their homes for free to evacuees, relief workers, refugees, and more. But not everyone can host for free.
2 million
People could be helped next year with host donations
If all hosts in the US donated just 1% of their earnings, the funds would help nonprofits connect even more people with temporary housing.

Who you’re helping

Hear from people who’ve needed temporary housing.
“This is a really good opportunity to make the difference for someone that might need a moment to think or a space to rethink about what’s next.”
Laura, guest in Mexico City · Learn about disaster relief
“We cook together and eat together. I can say it is like my own family.”
Fode, guest in Rome · Learn about refugee stays
“It definitely makes me feel more at home being in somebody else’s home.”
Ashlee, guest in Salt Lake City · Learn about medical stays

Our commitment

We’re also donating
This year alone, Airbnb is investing over $20 million to help people in need of housing, including grants to nonprofits like Make-A-Wish® Foundation and the International Rescue Committee.
We’re building solutions
We have a team of experts in both the nonprofit and technology fields working to scale the Open Homes platform. Airbnb covers all the operational costs to make that possible.
We don’t take a cut
Your contributions go to trusted nonprofits who help people find housing. We cover all Airbnb processing fees, so everything you donate goes towards helping someone in need.

Meet our partners

We work with some of the world’s leading nonprofits that connect people in need with temporary housing.
International Rescue Committee
A nonprofit that helps refugees rebuild their lives as they relocate to the United States by offering support, housing, and education.
All Hands and Hearts
A disaster relief organization that addresses the needs of communities impacted by natural disaster.
Make-A-Wish® Foundation
A foundation that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, including respite trips and lodging.
Mercy Corps
A global humanitarian team working to save lives during natural disasters and crises to help communities recover faster and stronger.

Your questions answered

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Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable under United States tax law as a charitable contribution to the Open Homes Fund, located at PayPal Giving Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity. The Open Homes Fund provides financial support to nonprofits who connect people in need with temporary housing.
Can I change my donation amount after I opt in?
Yes. You can change, pause or opt out of donating any time from your Host Dashboard. You’ll be able to change the donation amount until the reservation payout has been initiated by Airbnb, generally one day after guest checkout.
Which nonprofits will receive my donation?
Your donation will support nonprofit partners who are connecting people traveling for reasons related to medical treatment, respite, conflict, or disaster with temporary housing. We work with trusted organizations who are world-renowned experts in their fields, including the International Rescue Committee, All Hands and Hearts Smart Response, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Mercy Corps. Learn more about who your donations could help at
How does my donation help provide stays for people in need?
Costs can be a barrier to accessing emergency housing. And while our Open Homes platform has already connected over 20,000 people with free, temporary accommodations, there are millions more people in the world who have been displaced from their homes or need to travel for medical needs. By donating, you’re helping our community partners provide even more temporary housing at no cost to the people who need it most.
How can I get updates about my donation?
You’ll be able to see how much you’ve donated in your Host Dashboard, which you can access at any time by going to In addition, we’ll provide periodic email updates on your impact, including an annual donations report.
Who can donate?
If you’re a host in the United States, you can start donating today. We hope to make donations available internationally and to all members of the Airbnb community in the near future.
As we grow this program, we welcome any feedback or ideas you might have. We aim to build donations with hosts in mind. We want to hear from you, share your feedback.