Global community engagement

Global community engagement

Connecting people, uniting the world and serving our communities

Global community engagement

Global community engagement

Connecting people, uniting the world and serving our communities

Our purpose

From leading employee volunteer events to helping with disaster relief around the world, we’re there for the communities where we live, work and fly. We work with nonprofits to use United's resources to create meaningful change in communities everywhere.

Take a look at our impact

We are on a mission to do good not only in the air, but on the ground. Learn more about our partnerships and events by viewing our stories – the stories of an airline when Good Leads The Way.

Miles on a Mission

Our work focuses on four key areas

Disaster relief

We lift up communities in crisis after natural and man-made disasters by delivering supplies and volunteers using our planes. We also partner with nonprofits best equipped to provide relief to the communities that need it.

Environmental sustainability

We support United’s Environmental Commitment by working with local environmental conservation programs, projects to recycle leftover goods from our flights and nonprofits dedicated to advancing clean energy technologies and environmental justice.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We’re breaking barriers and promoting inclusion by championing the work of local, national and global nonprofits that reflect our values, from fighting systemic racism to supporting veterans, the LGBTQ+ community and people with disabilities.


We strive to inspire the next generation of leaders by partnering with nonprofit organizations that help K-12 students explore future careers in aviation and support STEM education.

Our programs

Miles on a Mission

We help MileagePlus® members donate their miles to charities who use travel to make a difference with MileagePlus Miles on a Mission.

United We Care

We provide short-term crisis relief for members of the United family, funded by other employees' payroll deductions and fundraising through United We Care.


Throughout the year, our United employees across the world give back their time, energy, and expertise to the communities we serve through outreach, service and mentorships.

Our partners

Each year United reaches out to organizations to partner with us through an invitation-only application process. That way, we can plan ahead for success. To learn more about our community engagement, you can read our Corporate Responsibility Report.