gtk SWA-HISPANIC-SCHOLARSHIPSouthwest Airlines currently garners community partnerships with more than 400 nonprofit organizations across the nation; that is more than four times the number of cities we currently serve. Among those nonprofit organizations, we have proudly supported the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) for 12 years. By partnering with HSF, we are able to make a difference in the lives of Latinos throughout the nation. Southwest Airlines supports many organizations that focus on making the dream of education a reality. While there are a great number of Latinos who aspire to graduate from college, it is simply not a possibility for many students without the help of organizations like HSF.

gtk backyard vacationsAward Winning Pool and Landscaping Company

It is often said "One's home is your refuge, the bedroom your sanctuary and the backyard your vacation haven". If you have ever dreamt of a playful paradise, a fiery exotic isle or a luxurious European garden setting, the talented and innovative team from Backyard Vacations can help realize any fantasy. Beyond their award-winning designs, this cutting-edge construction firm's keen experience also brings environmental efficiencies saving thousands of dollars to their clients' operating costs, giving back to the environment.

gtk casa corneliaProviding quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations

San Diego's immigrant community includes a large population of women, men and children who face poverty, domestic abuse and other barriers that prevent them from accessing their legal rights to humanitarian relief.

gtk eunimeChanging Young Lives

Eunime and It Is For The Children, are two Binational, non-profit organizations that support children, woman and adolescents living with HIV/AIDS in Baja California, both founded by President Rosalva Martha-Patten in memoriam of her son Noel Vázquez.

GTK MIRABLE BABIESThe seven young board members who started Heels2Heal in 2009 are dedicated philanthropists whose mission is to support local non-profit organizations that promote healing and education for underprivileged, critically ill, and abused women and children by raising funds through their annual Fashion Gala in La Jolla.

GTK SCRIPPS SCIENTISTChanging The Face Of Medicine

A graduate student at The Scripps Research Institute's Kellogg School of Science and Technology, one of the nation's top-ten graduate programs in biology and chemistry, Rodrigo Rodriguez is paving the way for future generations. Born from Mexican parents, Rodrigo was born in San Diego and raised in Tijuana until he was three years old with his siblings. The family then moved to San Diego and has been here since. During middle school, Rodrigo became interested and passionate in the field of science participating in an outreach program called Consortium of Community, High Schools, Undergraduate and the Medical Schools in which high school students participate in summer internships at the University of California, San Diego.

GTK SD CENTER FOR CHILDRENThe Impact of Volunteers

For many non-profit organizations, the needs and objectives that must be met to further the mission are vast.  Many work tirelessly and selflessly to ensure that excellent support is given to a cause near and dear to their heart. The key that many non-profits utilize in meeting these goals comes through the doorway of volunteerism. As not everyone can work for a non-profit, many find great fulfillment in giving back as their time, money and other resources allow. These contributions can make a significant impact on an organization, enabling even greater financial and awareness outcomes for the purpose they serve.

gtk-Giving-Back-Magazine5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Five years ago, Danitza and her then boyfriend Esteban had a vision: to create a magazine that shared the positive things of our Binational region, sharing the stories on both sides of the border. Over the years, the magazine has grown in size and importance: the people photographed, articles written and events attended. Many changes occurred; we celebrated the best of times at birthdays, galas and shed a tear for those we lost- we have celebrated weddings along the way, most notably that of Publishers Danitza and Esteban Villanueva.


As a Company, Safety and Preparedness are of the utmost importance. Southwest Airlines works with organizations to help the communities we serve be more prepared, and lend our support in times of need due to natural disasters.

GTK SUSAN G KOMENRaising funds to provide uninsured women access to life saving breast cancer treatments and services, the Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the Cure® is set for Sunday, November 4 in Balboa Park.

"With more than 38% of San Diegans uninsured, this event is more important than ever because this is the only breast cancer walk raising funds to provide life-saving treatments and services to uninsured people in San Diego County," Laura Farmer Sherman, executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego tells Giving Back Magazine. "The economy has stalled, unemployment rates are high - and the need is growing bigger every day."

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