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Choice Hotels International Foundation

Community Involvement

The Choice Hotels International Foundation was established in January of 2000 in order to formalize and focus the company's philanthropic giving. The goals of the Foundation have been enhanced to include guiding the company's overall corporate social responsibility strategy.

Our mission is to give back to the communities in which we live and operate by supporting programs that provide food and shelter to those in need, enhance and enrich educational efforts and promote the growth and development of tourism. The Choice Hotels International Foundation will support these efforts by actively engaging our associates and franchisees through volunteerism and philanthropic giving.

Through our Giving Grants program, the Choice Hotels International Foundation grants funds to charitable organizations that meet the Foundation's guidelines and are located in the areas where Choice Hotels International has a corporate presence.

The primary areas of focus that define the Foundation's giving are:
  • Providing food, clothing and shelter to those in need
  • Supporting the educational efforts of schools, workforce entry organizations and the hospitality industry
  • Promoting the growth and development of tourism
  At this time, we are not accepting applications for our Giving Grants program.  We genuinely appreciate your interest in our program, and we hope that you will continue to visit our website for information on when we will resume accepting applications.

In addition, the Foundation funds a number of associate programs that support the giving and volunteer efforts of the company's associates. These programs include:
  • Volunteer Matching Program
  • Matching Contributions Program
  • Scholarship Programs

View the Foundation 2008 Annual Report