Introducing Miles on a Mission campaigns, the first platform of its kind to connect charities in need of air travel with United MileagePlus members who want to do good with their miles.
Charities from around the world now have the chance to raise miles for trips through Miles on a Mission.
Whether a charity is trying to send a relief team to rebuild after a natural disaster or a local baseball team to compete in the national championship, your charity will be able to create a campaign and raise miles for your charity’s trip.
Review the campaign guidelines and learn more about how campaigns work below. When you’re ready, click “Apply now” to start and submit your charity’s application.
Please review our eligiblity requirements and guidelines before starting your application.
1. We accept applications on a regular basis and will launch campaigns periodically. If we reach our max number of applications for a campaign, we will save your application for future eligibility.
2. Set your goal
In order for your campaign to be successful, it’s important to set a goal that you can reach within 28 days that will also meet your charity’s needs. United’s mileage award redemption program is dynamic so the cost of a ticket in miles will vary based on when you book in relation to your travel date. As you consider your needs, we recommend checking on the current cost (in miles) for your charity’s travel as a benchmark. To check the current cost of the itinerary you want in miles, visit united.com/awards and search by “Award travel.” This will give you a sense of what the total cost of your trip would be if you booked with miles today. We can’t guarantee prices, so we recommend not relying on your campaign to fully fund the cost of travel.
3. Complete application
Once you decide that you’d like to create a campaign and have reviewed all of our guidelines and requirements, please fill out our application. If your charity hasn’t previously received miles from United’s programs, you should leave the MileagePlus number field blank.
Note: Our application review process may involve outreach to your charity, please ensure requests for information are responded to in a timely manner.
We’ll review your application and notify you within two to four weeks of when you submitted the application of our decision and next steps if applicable.
All applicants must be a registered charity with a cause or activity that is legal under all applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial and local laws and regulations. Charities must be vetted by GlobalGiving (non-U.S. or Canada based charities) or GuideStar by Candid (for U.S. based charities) at a Silver Seal of Transparency or higher. Charities will be considered ineligible if any of the following apply:
Although your organization may meet the requirements listed here, we retain discretion for which charities will be approved.