Our Partners


It all started when…

USA for UNHCR, DonorsChoose.org and Airbnb wanted to come together to create a community event with the goal of changing the lives of refugees around the world.



USA for UNHCR protects refugees and empowers them with hope and opportunity. As the only organization dedicated to raise awareness and funds in the U.S. for the UN Refugee Agency, USA for UNHCR has raised nearly $200 million to help refugees in the past five years. The Hive is USA for UNHCR’s innovation lab responsible for the application of data science and machine learning to USA for UNHCR’s programming. The Hive aims to transform the way Americans engage in social issues.


Founded in 2000 by a Bronx history teacher, DonorsChoose.org has raised over $730 million for America's classrooms. Teachers come to DonorsChoose.org to request the materials and experiences they need most for their classrooms, and donors give to the projects that inspire them. To date, nearly 3.5 million people have funded over 1 million projects on the site, reaching 30 million students and making DonorsChoose.org the leading platform for supporting U.S. public schools. In 2014, DonorsChoose.org made the top 10 of Fast Company's list of the World's Most Innovative Companies, the first time a charity has received such recognition.


Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a global travel community that offers magical end-to-end trips, including where you stay, what you do and the people you meet. The Airbnb Human team is focused on building tools for exponential generosity, including Open Homes, our community of hosts offering their extra space for free to people in need of temporary housing.