Companies trusting Burn to Give

We love partnering with forward-thinking brands of all sizes, all around the globe.
These mission-driven companies are committed to helping people live healthily
and pursue a hunger-free world.

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What is
Burn to give?

Burn to Give is a platform that converts calories burned exercising into life-saving nutrition for children in need. For every tracked calorie burned, a calorie is given to an undernourished child. We are using best-in-class technology to connect people, companies and malnourished children in order to create exponential impact and solve a global problem

Why hunger?

There are over 800 millon people suffering from chronic hunger in the world today. This means that 11% of the global population – or 1 out of 9 people – go to bed at night with an empty stomach. Even more – one in three – suffer from some form of malnutrition. Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined

Our Focus:
Feeding children

  • Almost 1 in 4 children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition; this is more than 150 million children worldwide
  • Receiving poor nutrition in early life – particularly in the first 1,000 days from conception until the age of two – has adverse functional consequences on the child. Some of those consequences include poor cognition and educational performance, low adult wages, lost productivity and, when accompanied by excessive weight gain later in childhood, an increased risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases in adult life
  • Our Ultimate Goal: to provide nutrition to help fuel the minds and bodies of children so that they can grow healthy, think clearly and learn efficiently in school

We want to use technology to connect two opposite global health concerns– such as Obesity and Hunger– in a way that helps solve them both

to connect two opposite global health concerns–
such as Obesity and Hunger–
in a way that helps solve them both

  • Adult obesity is rising everywhere at an accelerated pace, representing a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and some forms of cancer. This problem is most severe in the Americas, Europe and Oceania where roughly one quarter of the adult population is currently considered obese
  • Multiple forms of malnutrition therefore coexist, with countries experiencing simultaneously high rates of child undernutrition and adult obesity


Feeding children in Haiti

57,450 people burned 75 Million calories exercising which were converted into 150,000 meals and were enough to feed and save 1,000 lives of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Haiti

Our Story

Our founder, Eduardo della Maggiora, shares his personal history and shows how, through the pursuit of his passion and by connecting points throughout his life, Burn to Give was born.

For people

Anyone from anywhere can be a member of our community. You don’t need to be an athlete or everyday sportsperson, we can use the calories you burn while walking to work, taking the stairs instead of the elevator and even dancing!

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Create your account and become a member.
It’s free and it takes only a few seconds!

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The App lets you log any exercise of your choice. We are also integrated with existing tracking devices such as Strava and Runtastic.

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For every tracked calorie you burn, a calorie is given to a malnourished child. You can even share your impact in social media (which will not only inspire your friends but will multiply the calories you burn x2!)

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For Companies

Start your Burn to Give challenge tailored around the needs of your Company

Community challenge

A Burn to Give challenge available for a global community
  • We create an environment for you to form a unique partnership with our members; creating brand ambassadors while making a tangible social impact togetther
  • This enables our community to interact with your brand in a very special way, driving superior purchase intent and bottom-line ROI
  • 90% consumers will switch brands to one associated with a good cause – we create a win-win solution for you to be this brand!
  • You can expect to receive unparalleled brand awareness, boost customer engagement and create a unique connection with our community of active, healthy and socially conscious people

Corporate wellness challenge

A Burn to Give challenge only for your employees.
  • Engage your employees by creating a unique experience that inspires and motivates them to become active and healthy
  • We create an environment that allows your employees to bond with each other while creating tangible social impact towards a common cause
  • This enhances company culture, has a positive impact on your bottom line and improves the quality of life and personal wellbeing of your employees
  • We will tailor the challenge to meet your specific needs and provide everything you need to run a successful challenge, including promotional materials, control dashboards, customizable emails, statistics & reporting, customer support and delivery of the meals to the kids

For Sport Event organizers

  • Our platform allows you to expand the impact and reach of your sponsors, and works as an extra motivation for people to join your event
  • By providing a tangible social impact to an event’s participants – by converting the calories they burn into calories of emergency nutrition – you give people an additional incentive to sign-up for the event and participate
  • You can expand the geography of an event – not limited to where it physically takes place – allowing people from other cities and regions to participate. You can also extend the duration of your event, not limited to the day your event takes place. This dramatically increases the number of participants in your event so your sponsors obtain a much higher impact and ROI
  • Our platform can also track the total amount of calories burned in any event and share the final impact accomplished – number of children fed and meals delivered – thanks to the unique partnership established between participants and sponsors


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What is Burn to Give?

Burn to Give is a platform that converts calories burned by doing any type of physical activity, into emergency food for a child who needs it. For every calorie burned by exercising, a calorie is given to a child suffering from malnutrition. We use cutting-edge technology to connect people, companies and foundations, to generate an exponential impact and solve global problems.

Do you have a Burn to Give app?

Of course! Our app is free and available for iOS and Android. From the app, you can monitor and donate your calories burned, your daily steps and even your healthy activities, while keeping a record of all your history, training and donations. To do this, the app has its own calorie counter, but it is also can synchronize with other existing fitness applications such as Strava, Garmin, Fitbit, Apple Health and Google Fit.

How many different sports can I do?

Our goal is to include all existing sports and physical activities! We need all the calories we can get, so all sports matter. If there is any sport that you practice and that you cannot find in the app, please write to and we will do our best to add it as soon as possible.

How do they measure and monitor calories?

The App has its own monitoring system with specific formulas to calculate the calories burned. Combining variables such as height, weight, time, distance with the METS (metabolic equivalent) of each sport, we can obtain an accurate measure of the calories burned by each person while performing each sport.

The app also synchronizes with Strava and Garmin, so if you use any of these applications, we’ll be able to get your calories directly from them. We want to be able to donate all the calories burned in the world, so we are working to synchronize our app with a greater number of fitness applications.

Is the app free?

Yes, it is completely free! We just need your help spreading the word.

Where does the money come from?

Visionary brands with great social awareness are necessary to turn donations into help. These companies allocate part of their Marketing or Corporate Wellness budgets towards Burn to Give with a double purpose; firstly, to motivate millions of people to lead a healthy and active life and secondly, to help solve some of the problems in today's world.

Who are your sponsors?

Some of our sponsors are: Merrell, K-One, Subaru, Banmédica, Samsung, MedPro y Bless, among others.

How can I be a sponsor?

We are very pleased about your interest in being one of our sponsors! Please send us an email to and we will respond immediately!

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How can I be part of the Burn to Give community?

Just download the Burn to Give app, available on iOS and Android and start donating and earning points. Being part of our community is that simple!

Is there a maximum amount of calories I can donate?

For Verifiable Activities, we have a limit of 5,000 calories per workout and a maximum of 3 workouts per day.

Do daily steps also become donations?

That's right! Every 100,000 steps you take you will be donating a meal or a tree (depending on your cause), with a limit of 100,000 steps a day.

How many calories does a meal represent?

500 calories = 1 meal

How many calories does a tree represent?

500 calories = 1 tree

Is there a limit on the help that Burn to Give delivers?

That's right, our limit is determined by our income (we cannot donate more than we receive). Also, the higher our income, the more donations we can make. However, we have a minimum of 20,000 donations per month, so we will always have aid to deliver. A donation is equivalent to 1 meal of 500 calories or 1 native tree planted.

If you are part of a corporate challenge, there is no limit on the amount of calories you can donate!

Can I choose to which cause to donate my calories and activities to?

Yes! Your first mission when registering in our app will be to select which cause you want to donate your burned calories or your healthy activities. Among the active causes you will have to choose from, there will be some with the objective of combating child malnutrition and others that aim to reforest native forests. Our goal is to be able to include more causes every day, so that everyone can choose the cause that touches their heart.

If I choose a cause, will I always have to donate to the same one?

No, you can change your cause as many times as you want and even switch back to a cause you’ve previously donated to.

If you are enrolled in a challenge that is associated with a specific cause, you have to check if you are donating to that cause as well. Otherwise, you will not add up calories to achieve the challenge goal.

What is a challenge?

They are small challenges with a specific goal within limited time frame. Each challenge will be different and there will be many available at the same time so you can choose which one you want to participate in. You can participate in as many as you want and just follow the instructions to achieve the goal. There will be some challenges with individual goals, where achieving the goal depends only on you, and others with group goals where we need all participants motivated to achieve the goal.

Is Burn to Give a nonprofit organization?

No, Burn to Give is a social enterprise, that is, a type of organization that applies market strategies to achieve and maximize a particular social objective, instead of maximizing profits for its shareholders. The main objective of social enterprises is to generate an impact when solving a specific social problem.

There are many similarities between a social enterprise and a non-profit organization, as well as many differences. The main difference between them is the income model. Nonprofit organizations rely primarily on donations and government assistance to finance their programs, while social enterprises operate similarly to a for-profit company by selling a product or service to the public and acquiring funds through sales to finance and support a cause.

Despite being technically distinct, social enterprises and nonprofit organizations becoming more and more aligned in today's world. At the end of the day, these two types of companies operate to create a better world.

What is your ultimate goal?

Motivate millions of people around the world to be active and live a healthy lifestyle while working together to solve different global problems.

Can I connect the app to wearables or fitness applications?

Yes. To donate your workouts, you can connect directly with Strava and Garmin. To donate your steps, you can connect Fitbit, Apple Health and Google Fit.

Also, through Strava, you can connect many of the best known wearables such as Polar, Suunto, Tom Tom, Fitbit and a long list of smart watches (Samsung, Apple, LG, etc.)

What wearables and fitness applications are compatible with Burn to Give?

Those that are compatible with Strava, including Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Tom Tom, Fitbit and a long list of smart watches (Samsung, Apple, LG, etc.)

Do I need to use a wearable or tracking device to monitor my calories?

No, this isn’t necessary. You can just use our app to monitor your calories, without the need to use a wearable or fitness application.

Do I need to use my cell phone to monitor my activity?

This isn’t necessary. For some sports, you can use your cell phone or a wearable. For those sports you can't practice with a cell phone or wearable, the application has its own calorie calculator.

How can I see a record of my activities and publications?

You can see your previous activities in the activities section. Here you will have a summary of your healthy activities, donations made and points earned.

What are points?

Points are a score unit that our app users earn by performing healthy activities, such as taking steps and exercising. These can be exchanged for tickets to participate in prize draws or redeem directly for products or discounts.

How do you earn points?

You can earn points by walking. For that, you must have integrated your GoogleFit (in case your phone is an Android), Apple Health (in case you have an iPhone) and / or your Fitbit, if you have one.

You can earn points by doing any type of physical activity. For that purpose, we recommend integrating Strava or your Garmin. You can also upload activities manually or use the Burn to Give app for activities such as running, cycling and other sports where your cell phone can accompany you.

You can earn a maximum of 75 daily points between walking and performing other physical activities.

You can also earn points for each external app you connect to, for participating in challenges, and for performing other actions within the app. Make sure to check your email and the app regularly to stay updated on our latest features!

How many points do I earn by taking steps?

Every 1,000 steps, you will earn 1 point, for a maximum of 25 points per day.

How many points do I earn when exercising?

For Verifiable Activities, you will earn 1 point for every 50 calories burned by exercising, with a limit of 25 points per activity and 3 activities per day.

For Non-Verifiable Activities, you will earn 1 point for every 50 calories burned by exercising, with a limit of 5 points per activity and 3 activities per day.

What is a Verifiable Activity and a Non-Verifiable Activity?

A Verifiable Activity is one that comes from an external App, where we can certify that a physical activity was performed. These are also those activities that you practice through the Burn to Give app such as running, cycling and other sports where your cell phone can accompany you.

An Unverifiable Activity is one that you enter manually (in the Burn to Give app or in an external app) where there is no certainty that you have actually done that physical activity.

What are Prize Giveaways?

Each week we have giveaways that our users can join by buying tickets with the points they earned by doing any type of physical activity. You can also accumulate points with your daily steps, healthy habits and other activities.

In these raffles, we will be delivering products and services that promote our community’s active and healthy lifestyle.

Is participating in raffles the only way to redeem my points?

No, sometimes our brands feel very generous and offer discounts or exchanges without draws. You can also directly take these with your accumulated points, so you have to check in regularly for these.

Why tackle world hunger?

Currently, there are more than 800 million people around the world who suffer from malnutrition. This means that 11% of the world's population - or 1 in 9 people - goes to sleep every night on an empty stomach. What's more - 1 in 3 - suffers from some form of malnutrition. Hunger and malnutrition are the first most common risk factor for disease worldwide - greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

What is Zero Hunger?

Zero Hunger is Goal # 2 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. SDG # 2 seeks to end all forms of famine and malnutrition by 2030, ensuring that all people - especially children - have access to sufficient and nutritious food throughout the year.

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the master plan to achieve a sustainable future for all. They interrelate with each other and incorporate the global challenges we face every day, such as poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. In order to avoid leaving anyone behind, it is important that we achieve each of these goals by 2030.

On January 1, 2016, the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development - adopted in September 2015 by more than 150 Heads of State and Government at the historic Sustainable Development Summit - were launched. For the next 15 years, with these universally applicable goals, countries will make efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight against inequality and attack climate change, making sure that no one is left behind.

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How are calories transformed into help?

For this important task we partner with NGOs or non-profit organizations that fight against different global problems, such as hunger, malnutrition and climate change. We take care of obtaining and delivering the necessary resources to each organization, but each one works in different ways, so the way in which the aid is delivered basically depends on the specific cause being supported.

To end child malnutrition in Haiti, our strategic partner is Milk for Haiti (

To help solve child malnutrition in Chile, our strategic partner is Red de Alimentos (

To feed the children of Venezuela, our strategic partner is Alimenta la Solidaridad (

To help reforest Chile's native forests, our strategic partner is the Santiago Climate Exchange (

We are always looking for new causes to support. If you think yours should be in Burn to Give, write to and tell us why.

How can I help spread the world?

Join our community, share your sports activities on social media and inspire millions of people around the world by using #BurnToGive.

The more people know about Burn to Give, the more people join our community and the more children we can feed. So tell everyone about #BurnToGive!


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