Due to limited inventory in the off-season, we are only reviewing donation requests for events through May 31st.
Please check back in the summer to submit requests for later months!

Donation Requests

Due to the high volume of requests submitted and a limited inventory, donation requests received from or for the following are not eligible and will be automatically declined:

  • Organizations not located in the state of Michigan
  • Organizations that do not have a 501(c)(3) IRS designation
  • Requests submitted less than six (6) weeks prior to the event
  • Special requests for specific items and/or specific autographs
  • Autographs on personal items regardless of the intended use of the items. All personal items received will be returned to sender unsigned.
  • Requests made via phone, mail or email
  • Tickets or on-field passes for home or away games
  • Tickets for non-football events held at Ford Field
  • Requests for Ford Field tours
  • Individual participation fundraisers
  • Political or religious organizations, campaigns, or candidates seeking public office
  • Organizations that have already received a donation within the current calendar year
  • For-profit organizations, employee outings, senior all-night parties, PTA or PTO organizations, or family reunions
  • Monetary donation or sponsorship request
  • Requests for giveaway items or prizes
  • Third-party requests benefitting a 501(c)(3). Donations will only be made directly to non-profits

Due to the number of requests received, requests are typically fulfilled 2-4 weeks prior to the date of events (i.e. May events are fulfilled in April)

Submitting a request does not guarantee a donation.

The Detroit Lions charitable outreach and in-kind donations focus on organizations that support youth, physical fitness, healthy eating, education, cancer research and awareness, domestic violence prevention, community wellbeing and military support.

Please note that during the off-season, inventory is lower and unfortunately may impact our ability to fulfill requests, even if all guidelines are met.

All decisions made by the department are final.