Alaska Airlines Foundation gives over USD 160,000 to Alaska and Washington nonprofits

The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding USD 161,500 to 15 nonprofits in Alaska and Washington, the company said.

The mid-year grants are the first of two donations the Alaska Airlines Foundation will make this year.

In the first half of 2017, grants were made to 15 organizations.

The Alaska Airlines Foundation considers grant requests twice in a calendar year. Eligible nonprofit organizations are encouraged to submit an online application at by Sept. 15, 2017, for consideration in November.

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million guests a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).