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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.”
Victoria
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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.”
Michelle
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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?”
Meredith
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Fisher House Foundation

How donations work

1
Choose what to donate
Tell us what percentage you want to have automatically deducted from each payout.
2
100% goes to nonprofits
They use the funds to help people in need find temporary housing.
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Learn 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

30,000+

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.

Why hosts are donating

“I have a great nephew with a rare medical condition and I know what a blessing it has been for his family when they've had to travel away from home and were able to stay somewhere for free.”
Annette, host in New Castle, CO
“I work in a cancer clinic and understand the urgent need for emergency housing and kindness from strangers!”
Aurora, host in Santa Clara, CA
“I see this as a way to pay forward the many gifts and abundant support we've received from our community as my husband recovered from Stage 4 cancer.”
Tess, host in Port Townsend, WA
“I've experienced first hand what it feels like to be without a place to lay my head, so now I want to be able to assist those in similar circumstances”
Adam, host in North Carolina Mountains
“I suffered from leukemia from age 12 to 28, and I had to go hundreds of miles from my home to be treated. It was a difficult and financially devastating time for my parents. I'm happy to have the opportunity to help someone else.”
Judy, host in Santa Maria, CA
“I've seen more than my share of hard times and natural disasters. Here' s a good way to offer a hand to the next person.”
Gary, host in Talent, OR
“I have a great nephew with a rare medical condition and I know what a blessing it has been for his family when they've had to travel away from home and were able to stay somewhere for free.”
Annette, host in New Castle, CO
“I work in a cancer clinic and understand the urgent need for emergency housing and kindness from strangers!”
Aurora, host in Santa Clara, CA
“I see this as a way to pay forward the many gifts and abundant support we've received from our community as my husband recovered from Stage 4 cancer.”
Tess, host in Port Townsend, WA
“I've experienced first hand what it feels like to be without a place to lay my head, so now I want to be able to assist those in similar circumstances”
Adam, host in North Carolina Mountains
“I suffered from leukemia from age 12 to 28, and I had to go hundreds of miles from my home to be treated. It was a difficult and financially devastating time for my parents. I'm happy to have the opportunity to help someone else.”
Judy, host in Santa Maria, CA
“I've seen more than my share of hard times and natural disasters. Here' s a good way to offer a hand to the next person.”
Gary, host in Talent, OR
“I have a great nephew with a rare medical condition and I know what a blessing it has been for his family when they've had to travel away from home and were able to stay somewhere for free.”
Annette, host in New Castle, CO
“I work in a cancer clinic and understand the urgent need for emergency housing and kindness from strangers!”
Aurora, host in Santa Clara, CA
“I see this as a way to pay forward the many gifts and abundant support we've received from our community as my husband recovered from Stage 4 cancer.”
Tess, host in Port Townsend, WA

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 by offering support, housing, and education.
Cancer Support Community
A global network of nonprofits dedicated to providing knowledge, resources, and community to millions of people impacted by cancer.
All Hands and Hearts
An international disaster relief organization that addresses the needs of communities impacted by natural disasters.
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?
For hosts paying income tax in the United States, donations are 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. PayPal Giving Fund is a charity exempt from US federal income tax (a 501(c)(3) charity). For hosts who are fiscal residents of Mexico, donations are tax-deductible under the USA/Mexico Treaty to Avoid Double Taxation, when all applicable conditions are met. We’re working on making donations tax-deductible for hosts in other countries, and we’ll let you know when we have an update for your location.
Can I change my donation amount after I opt in?
Yes. You can change your donation percentage or opt out of donating at 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 nonprofits that connect people with temporary housing when they are traveling due to conflict, disaster, medical treatment, or respite. These organizations are world-renowned experts in their fields, including Mercy Corps and the Cancer Support Community. Learn more about who your donations could help at airbnb.com/openhomes.
How does my donation help provide stays for people in need?
Millions of people around the world are displaced from their homes due to conflict and disaster, or need to travel for medical care -- and costs can be a major barrier to accessing emergency housing. The Open Homes platform has already connected over 30,000 people with free, temporary accommodations. By donating, you’re helping our community partners provide even more 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 airbnb.com/hosting. In addition, we’ll provide periodic email updates on your impact, including an annual donations report.
Can I donate?
Hosts in the United States and a number of other countries can start donating today. We're working on making donations available in more countries over time. If you aren't currently able to donate on airbnb.com/openhomes/donations, please check back in the future.