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.
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
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
to connect two opposite global health concerns–
such as Obesity and Hunger–
in a way that helps solve them both
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 founder Eduardo della Maggiora shares his personal story and how by pursuing his passion and connecting the dots throughout his life, Burn to Give was born
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!
Create your account and become a member.
It’s free and it takes only a few seconds!
The App lets you log any exercise of your choice. We are also integrated with existing tracking devices such as Strava and Runtastic.
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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Burn to Give is a platform that converts your calories burned exercising into life-saving nutrition for children in need. For every track calorie burned, a calorie is given to a child in need. 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.
We have an App available on iOS and Android. From the App you are able to track and donate the calories you burn exercising while maintaining a record of all your activity, workouts and donations. In order to do so, the App has a fitness-calorie tracker of its own but is also integrated with existing fitness tracking devices such as Strava and Runstastic.
Our goal is to include every-single sport and physical activity! We need all the calories we can get, so every sport matters. If there is any sport you practice that you can’t find in the App please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to add it as soon as possible.
The App has a fitness tracker of its own with specific formulas to calculate the calories burned. Using variables such as height, weight, time, distance and combining those with each of the sports METS (Metabolic Equivalents) we can get an accurate measure of the calories burned for each person and in each sport.
The App is also integrated with Strava and Runtastic, so if you are using any of these we’ll get the calories directly from them. We want to be able to donate every single burned calorie in the world, so we are working on integrating the App to additional fitness trackers.
Yes! It is completely free to use, we just need your calories.
Visionary and forward-thinking brands are needed to convert all the calories burned into emergency nutrition. These companies are investing in our Burn to Give team with a double purpose; motivate millions of people lead a healthy and active lifestyle, and at the same time feed thousands of children around the world.
Some of our sponsors are:
Walmart, Powerade, Subaru, K-One, Ripley, Merrel, Enjoy, Youtopia, Colbun, among many others
We are one happy team for the fact that you are interested in being one of our sponsors! Please send us an email to email@example.com and we’ll get back to you immediately!
You just have to download the Burn to Give App, available on Android and IOS, and start donating your calories. It’s that easy to become part of our community!
Definitively not! You can donate as many calories as you can burn exercising.
500 calories = 1 meal
We establish a calorie goal, a period of time to reach that goal and carefully choose the children who will receive these calories. Then it is up to everyone’s exercise to reach this goal!
Great! This means a lot of people were motivated to exercise inspired by their desire to help others. However, for each challenge there is a maximum amount of calories we can purchase and deliver given it’s what has been committed by our sponsor companies for each challenge.
No, Burn to Give is a Social Enterprise or an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing profits for external shareholders. Social enterprises ultimate goal is the impact they create on solving a particular social issue, in this case hunger.
There are many similarities between a social enterprise with a non-profit but also differences. The main difference between them, is the revenue model.
Non-profits rely primarily on charitable contributions, public funding and foundation grants to support their programs, whereas social enterprises operate like a for-profit business by selling a product or service to the public and acquire funds through sales, to ultimately support a cause.
Though technically social enterprises and non-profits differ, the two are becoming more and more aligned in today's world. In the end, both types of organizations operate to create a better world.
Motivate millions of people around the world to become active and live healthily, inspired by their desire to help those in need. Providing nutrition to help fuel the minds and bodies of children so that they can grow healthy, think clearly and learn efficiently in school.
Yes! You can continue donating your calories which will later be delivered to children around the world. For these periods between active challenges we have a monthly limit (”CAP”) for the maximum amount of calories that we can finance until the next challenge begins. This CAP is 10 million calories.
If the Cap is not reached at the end of each month, we will deliver the equivalent meals to the total calories burned during that month. If the CAP is surpassed we will deliver 20,000 meals, equivalent to 10 million burned calories.
Yes, through Strava and Runtastic.
All the ones that connect to Strava and Runtastic, including Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Tom Tom, Fitbit and a large list of smartwatches (Samsung, Apple, LG, etc.).
No, it is not necessary. You can just use our App to track your calories, with no need of a wearable or fitness tracking device.
This will depend on the sport you choose. For some sports you can use your phone, wearables or any kind of fitness tracker. For the sports you can’t practice with a phone or wearable, the app has a manual calorie calculator of its own.
You can see your previous activities on your profile, where you will have a summary of completed workouts and calories donated.
The more people join the Burn to Give community, the more children we can feed. So it’s basically an incentive to spread the word and the impact we are doing!
There are over 800 million 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.
Zero Hunger is Goal #2 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. SDG #2 aims to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people – especially children – have access to sufficient and nutritious food all year round.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it ís important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.
On 1 January 2016, the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic United Nations Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind
Fore more information please visit http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html
We partner with NGOs or non-profits fighting hunger around the world to support us in this important matter. They are the experts in feeding those in need, so we provide them with the resources to get this very important job done. Each non-profit works in different ways, so how meals get delivered depends basically on which cause we are currently working on.
For our first challenge for children in Haiti, our strategic impact parter is Leche para Haiti
For our second challenge for children in Chile, our strategic impact parter is Red de Alimentos
Join our community, share your stories and workouts on social media, and inspire millions of people around the world 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!
If you prefer, you can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about Burn to Give or how you can join our community as a member or sponsor