Donation Request Guidelines
Each year the Dallas Mavericks receive thousands of requests to support worthwhile charitable causes. While we make every effort to accommodate as many requests as possible, we are simply unable to fulfill them all based on the volume we receive. In order for your organization to be considered for a donation item for an upcoming charitable event, you must comply with the following guidelines:
- Requests may ONLY be submitted online via our online donation request form. Requests submitted via email, fax, mail or phone will NOT be considered.
- All requests AT LEAST EIGHT (8) WEEKS IN ADVANCE of the scheduled event date.
- Organization must be a charitable, 501(c)3 organization and WITHIN 75 MILES of American Airlines Center.
- Due to the volume of requests, we must limit donations to one request within a 12-month period.
- Donations are subject to availability.
- We are unable to accept items to be autographed; therefore, please don’t send us basketball, jerseys or other items to be autographed.
- Monetary donations and sponsorship requests will not be considered or granted.
- We do not donate to third parties fundraising on behalf of another organization.
All requests for autographed memorabilia are limited to auction and/or raffle activities designed to raise funds for non-profit, tax-exempt organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that have a 501©(3) IRS designation. It is our policy not to donate autographed merchandise or tickets to be used as prizes, volunteer recognition gifts or giveaways.
***The Dallas Mavericks reserve the right to handle each donation request on a case-by-case basis.***
All requests are reviewed one month prior to the event date. Due to the high volume of requests that we receive, we are not able to respond to follow up phone calls or correspondence.
We ask that organizations, which receive a donation from the Mavericks, return the follow-up report specifying the amount raised by our donation and the amount raised through the fundraising event. This report should be submitted to the Community Relations Department at the below address within one month of completion of your fundraising event. This information must be received in order to be eligible for a donation the following calendar year.
MONETARY DONATIONS and SPONSORSHIPS
Monetary donations and sponsorship requests will not be considered or granted. However, if you are a 501 c (3) non-profit organization and are interested in a monetary grant, please click here to find out more about the Dallas Mavericks Foundation Grant application.
Frequently Asked Questions:
If I send in an item (e.g. basketball, jersey, poster or trading card) can you have a player/ the team sign it?
Unfortunately, we are unable to have such items signed. Should you choose to still send an item, we cannot guarantee your item will be returned and we will not be responsible for lost items.
Can I receive more than one item for my event?
In order to fulfill as many requests as possible, we will only provide one item per organization per calendar year.
Are tickets ever given out as a donation?
Due to the limited number of tickets available, the Mavs are unable to donate game tickets to organziations for auction or raffle items. We do have a limited number of tickets purchased by our players to be designated for community groups throughout the season. If you are interested in bringing a community group out to a Mavs game, please click here for information on how to submit a request.
Can I request what item I would like to receive for my event?
No. The Mavericks Community Relations department will make the final determination on what item is given out.
I received an item from the Mavs for my organization's event, but I would like to exchange it for another item. Is that possible?
No, we are not able to exchange items for other items.
I live outside of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Will you still make a donation to my organization?
Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests we receive, we will only make donations to organizations within 75-miles of the Metroplex.