Sailing Toward A Brighter Future Together

Whether it’s the number of families helped by one of our partners or moving words about how our program changed a student’s life, Carnival Foundation is proud of the impact we have and the lives we touch.

  • 2,624 Children with life-threatening illnesses served through The Painted Turtle’s Medical Specialty Camp
  • 800 At-risk girls supported by Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program
  • 2,750 Youth served through Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami after-school programs
  • 1,500 Children with intellectual disabilities served through Special Olympics’ Young Athletes Program in Baltimore
  • 5,602 People served through Branches’ Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Program
  • 443 Children with special health care needs assisted by the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center’s Dental Clinic
  • 25,000 Students educated in 50 schools through City Theatre’s educational outreach programs
  • 40,000 Children served through visits and educational programming by Miami Children’s Museum
  • 18,000 Diabetes patients served through JDRF’s outreach programs

When I started this program four years ago, I had no idea what I was getting into. After the first site visit freshman year, Nicole was not a stranger anymore. She was my sister, my mentor, and my role model. She has been an incredible help to me as a person and a student.

Amaya King, Class of 2018 Scholarship Recipient; majoring in Biology at Spelman College

I think everyone can do something to make our community a better place, be it through their work or volunteering their free time. I’m glad that the Carnival Foundation and the FUN Team help make that easier for us with so many different types of volunteering opportunities. It’s great to know that our company cares about the community and very rewarding to see the impact we can have with just a little bit of our time.

Christian Deese, Business Analyst, Deployment Implementation, Fleet Deployment, Carnival Cruise Line, 2015 FUN Team Volunteer of the Year & 2017-2019 Co-Chair

The Carnival Kids Program has stimulated the interests of students in science and technology. We see an increase in class performance as well as students feeling empowered as environmental stewards. Thank you for bringing this immersive educational program to our students.

Ms. Nunez, Principal of John G. Dupuis Elementary School
  • 680 Homeless women and children assisted at Lotus House
  • 1,151 Foster youth assisted through Voices for Children Foundation’s Children’s Needs Program
  • 351 Students and their families served through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s College Camp
  • 1,150 Children served through Baltimore’s Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s after-school enrichment programs
  • 5,000 Clients received support services through the SantLa Haitian Neighborhood Center
  • 29,973 Emergency shelter nights provided to women survivors of domestic violence and their children by Women in Distress of Broward County’s Shelter
  • 1,300 Students served through Breakthrough Miami’s academic enrichment program
  • 539 Wishes granted to terminally ill children by Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • 6,056 Warm coats distributed to low-income children through Operation Warm

Participating in the Dress for Success LeadHERShip program has been very meaningful for me because it allows women to be empowered and for them take their career to the next level.

Donnise Webb, Director of Litigation Counsel at Carnival Cruise Line; Mentor in the Dress for Success LeadHERShip Program

The care that our son Aaron received at the Carnival Cares for Kids Center at Holtz Children’s Hospital was excellent. The medical team made each day so much better with their compassion and expertise. We felt like we were constantly surrounded by family during our son’s five weeks in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Sammie Willis and Katherine Beaton

“UNICEF USA is incredibly grateful for the support of Carnival Corporation and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation to help UNICEF provide critical emergency relief in the Caribbean. It’s thanks to partners like Carnival that UNICEF is able to continue putting children first around the world.”

Caryl Stern, President and CEO of UNICEF USA

Honey Shine helped me make new friends. The program has taught me new things and how important it is to care for one another.

Camila Mora, Honey Bug
  • 100,000 Volunteers offered one-on-one friendships with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities assisted through Best Buddies International
  • 2,066 Students assisted to gain admission into college by OneGoal’s college-prep program
  • 920 Campers served through Junior Achievement’s BizTown Educational Summer Camp
  • 200 Girls able to participate in the Honey Shine Mentoring Program’s summer camp
  • 90,000 Students served through Museum of Discovery and Science’s on-site activities educational programs
  • 729 Homeless served by Broward Partnership’s Workforce Development Program
  • 7,000 Cancer patients assisted at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center through Dolphins Cancer Challenge
  • 1,900 Backpacks distributed to low-income families containing nutritious food through Lowcountry Food Bank’s Hunger-Relief Program
  • 1,061 Homeless residents assisted through Chapman Partnership’s Job Development and Placement Program

I came into the Carnival Scholarship & Mentoring Program always knowing one person could make a difference, and I wanted to be that one person for someone. When I go home at night I share my stories of being a mentor with my own children, and I’d like to think it makes me a better person and a better dad.

John Harshaw, Vice President of Global IT Infrastructure at Carnival Corporation; mentor in the Carnival Scholarship & Mentoring Program

I know the program is called Big Brothers Big Sisters, but he really played the role as my father here at Carnival. He also made sure that I was intact…he played a huge role in my high school success.

Keno Tate, Class of 2016 Scholarship Recipient, speaking about mentor Gregg Zalkin, Senior Manager of Strategic Projects at Carnival Corporation

We the Honey Bugs want to give a special thanks to you and your team for all of the wonderful things you do for Honey Shine. We want you to know how much we appreciate everything you do for us; all of the extra time and effort you put into providing us with what we need does not go unnoticed.

Zaria Jones, Honey Bug

Being a Carnival Gold Scholars enables me to do a lot of thing I would have never been able to afford to do. This scholarship is giving me a chance to chase new opportunities.

Kayla Abad, Carnival Gold Scholar at Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • 20,000 Students from Miami-Dade’s highest need schools assisted by Teach for America’s educational programming
  • 2,095 Students educated by the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Ocean Science Education Program
  • 450 Children assisted by Kids In Distress’ KID FIRST Program
  • 5,000 Students served through Florida Grand Opera’s educational outreach programs
  • 750 Elementary students educated on conservation through the Zoo Miami Foundation’s Carnival Kids Program
  • 500 Students served with educational and enrichment services by Overtown Youth Center
  • 1,000 Families served through YMCA of South Florida’s Water Safety/Drowning Prevention Program
  • 60,000 Students served through Arsht Center’s education and community engagement initiatives