Charitable Donation Request to Support Tolerance | HI USA

Why Support HI USA?

Imagine a world where intercultural dialogue and responsible travel are part of every individual's experience.

It's the sort of world that HI USA doesn't just dream about - it's a world we are hard at work creating. Because HI USA believes in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places and culture for a more tolerant world. We promote a dynamic community of global citizens who have the wisdom and humanity to make the world a better place.

We accomplish this through our extensive network of unique hostels and quality programs designed to encourage engagement between travelers and the community.

Help HI USA build on years of success and deliver the hostelling experience to even more people. Our vision of a better world is only as strong as the people who support it. While all monies made in our hostels are reinvested back into our cause, overnight fees cover only part of our operational and program costs. We rely on your support to:

  • Enable meaningful and affordable travel experiences for those who could not otherwise do so
  • Build and maintain HI USA hostels to provide a communal environment that naturally fosters connection and conversation among travelers of different backgrounds and culture
  • Develop and deliver educational programs that promote cross-cultural understanding and a stronger global community

American Youth Hostels, Inc. (d.b.a. Hostelling International USA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Learn more

  • Support HI USA in our mission “to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling”.

There are many ways to give.

Your generous gift can be designated for a specific purpose, such as providing scholarships to enable life-altering travel experiences for those who might not otherwise be able to travel, renovating and developing hostels, building an endowment, or simply applied where need is greatest.

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To mail your gift, please send this form along with a check payable to Hostelling International USA or your credit card information to:

Hostelling International USA
Office of Philanthropy
8401 Colesville Road, Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910

If you have questions about supporting HI USA or need assistance with making a donation, please contact us at 888-449-8727 or