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Carnival Cruise Lines’ wide-ranging charitable endeavors are highlighted in a new Web portal at www.carnival.com/carnivalfoundation.


The site provides a comprehensive overview of many philanthropic efforts that are supported through the Carnival Foundation, which oversees millions in annual financial contributions and in-kind donations by the company and its employees.


While Carnival’s support extends to a wide variety of social service, educational and arts-related agencies and organizations, the company primarily focuses its efforts in South Florida, where its headquarters are located, and in its homeport communities throughout the U.S.  


The site also includes information and images of the F.U.N. (Friends Uniting Neighbors) Team – a group of employees who volunteer their time participating in a variety of hands-on service projects in South Florida -- as well as the efforts of shipboard personnel who support organizations throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexico.


A listing of many of the charities supported by Carnival, along with application guidelines for organizations seeking the company’s assistance, is included, as well.  Also featured is a profile highlighting a different charity each month.  The current “Partner of the Month” is Big Brothers Big Sisters, which has teamed up with Carnival on an innovative workplace-mentoring program for Miami-Dade high school students.