We Are All Passengers On This Voyage

The “Friends Uniting Neighbors” (FUN) Team was established by Carnival Foundation in 1997 as a grass-roots organization designed to go a step beyond traditional volunteer service initiatives. The program provides employees opportunities to venture out into the community and offer hands-on help where it is needed most. Rather than donating money or participating in company-sponsored events, Carnival employees who are members of the FUN Team seek out community-service organizations.

Being able to surround yourself with nonprofit organizations who make such a huge impact on the community has bolstered my passion for philanthropy. Co-chairing Carnival’s FUN Team has provided me with an opportunity to share my passion and watch that passion breed passion in others. Carnival Cruise Line and the Carnival Foundation have been pillars in this community and continue to provide a wonderful opportunity for employees to get engaged and change people’s lives.

– Andrea Gonzalez, FUN Team Co-Chair 2017-2019

Disaster Relief:

A Bridge to a Better Future

In addition to its philanthropic efforts, Carnival Foundation assists communities in times of crisis, providing disaster relief to stricken areas. The Foundation has donated millions of dollars to organizations that assist those most affected by disasters.

Organizations that have received support include the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, Direct Relief, Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico, Habitat for Humanity International, Houston Food Bank, K1 Britannia Foundation, Mercy Corps, Operation Homefront, Project Medishare, Robin Hood Relief Fund, Save the Children Australia, Save the Children, UNICEF, and United Way of America.

Carnival Corporation employees also organize fundraisers, collect and deliver supplies, donate items and volunteer their time to rebuild impacted communities.