Southwest Airlines donates USD 1m to support US nonprofit organizations

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced the launch of a competitive grant program aimed at supporting communities across the United States where its People and Customers live, work, and play, the company said.

Throughout its 47-year history, Southwest has been dedicated to championing its communities, and this million dollar grant program continues this commitment. The program is designed to support nonprofit organizations involved in three key focus areas: K-12 STEM Education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics); building a resilient workforce; and leadership development.

The funds enabling this grant program are part of the previously-announced USD 5 million Southwest set aside for charitable causes as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. It will provide Southwest a unique opportunity to more deeply invest in developing the workforce of tomorrow. The grant funds will be awarded from the Southwest Airlines Foundation, a corporate advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation®.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 99 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.