Charitable donations are an integral part of the Columbus Crew’s community outreach initiatives. We are pleased to provide in-kind donations (but no monetary contributions or sponsorships) to non-profit organizations and appreciate your interest in including us in your event. The following information details our procedures and guidelines regarding such donations.
1. All donation requests must be submitted in writing at least six (6) weeks in advance of your event. No telephone requests will be accepted. Written requests must be submitted on the organization’s official letterhead and include:
a) Organization’s name, address and non-profit tax ID number
b) Contact name, mailing address and phone number
c) Type of event/program
d) Day, Date, Time
e) Event location
f) Who/what is benefiting from the funds raised
We will be unable to fulfill requests that do not provide all of the information above.
2. We are thankful for the high level of interest and enthusiasm surrounding the Columbus Crew and appreciate the support of our fans and the State of Ohio community. Due to the number of requests we receive, the Crew is only able to assist organizations once per calendar year. Priority will be given to Ohio-based non-profit organizations that support at-risk youth.
3. Donation requests will be responded to via mail only, approximately two weeks prior to your event, and we ask that you refrain from making telephone inquiries regarding donation status, due to the sheer volume of requests we receive. As a result, it is highly recommended that your event not hinge on an anticipated donation from the Crew. It should be regarded as a complimentary element to your program, as we cannot guarantee fulfillment of each and every request we receive due to the number we receive.
4. All charitable donations will be granted directly to organizations benefiting from the Columbus Crew’s involvement. The Crew does not provide assistance through fundraising companies or third-party representatives.
Please mail written request to:
ATTN: Community Outreach Department
One Black & Gold Blvd
Columbus, OH 43211
Or FAX to: 614-447-4114
PLEASE NOTE: Use of The Columbus Crew name, logos and trademark and/or any advertising that implies the support or sponsorship of an event by The Crew or Major League Soccer must be approved in writing by The Columbus Crew.