Global Citizenship

Starwood Associate Relief Fund



The mission of the Starwood Associate Relief Fund (SARF) is to help ensure safe living conditions for Starwood and franchise associates after a natural disaster or a large scale act of displacement through the provisions of need-based emergency financial grants.

The SARF is a 501(c)3 charitable corporation established by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and financially supported by associates and matching corporate funds. The SARF supports the emergency housing needs of associates who incur significant loss in property damage as a result of a natural disaster or a large scale act of displacement by providing need-based financial grants.

Key Highlights

  • Since the inception of SARF in 2006, 2,777 grants have been distributed to Starwood associates around the world, worth over $2,000,000 USD
  • Over $1,000,000 USD was donated to SARF in 2013, our most successful fundraising year to-date

Please note that a portion of funds raised are held in reserve so that SARF can assist whenever emergencies arise. All excess revenues are used to further the organization’s mission.