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, 3,620 grants have been distributed to Starwood associates around the world worth over $4,828,000 USD.
  • Over $535,000 USD was donated to SARF in 2016.

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.

If you would like to contribute to the mission of SARF, please click here to donate through our secure online credit card donation site.