Community

In-Kind Support

The Cleveland Browns are pleased to have the opportunity to become part of your upcoming event/program and we appreciate your continued interest and support. The following information will explain our procedures and guidelines regarding donations, player appearances and sponsorships. These procedures and guidelines are designed to assist you with your requests, specifically as it relates to the Browns potential involvement with your 501(c)3 organization. Once your request has been processed, you will receive a response by mail.

 

Donation Request
All donation requests must be submitted online.  Written and fax requests are no longer accepted by the Cleveland Browns.  

 

Sponsorship Request
All sponsorship/financial requests must be submitted in writing at least six (6) weeks in advance of your event. Written requests must be submitted on your organization’s official letterhead and include:

 

a) Organization’s Name, Full Address and Telephone Number
b) Tax ID of Charitable Organization
c) Type of Event/Program
d) Contact Person's Name, Full Address and Telephone Number
e) Date, Time and Length of Event
f) Event Location
g) Sponsorship Levels/Charitable Contribution Amount Desired

Please Mail Written Request To:
Cleveland Browns
Community Relations Department
76 Lou Groza Boulevard
Berea, Ohio 44017

You Can Also Fax Your Request To:
Cleveland Browns
Community Relations Department
440.891.7529

Use of the Cleveland Browns name, logos and trademarks and/or any advertising that implies the support or sponsorship of an event by the Browns, The Cleveland Browns Foundation or the NFL, must be approved in writing by the Cleveland Browns. All printed materials that include the Browns marks, must be approved by the Cleveland Browns before going to production and/or distribution.

We are excited about the high level of enthusiasm surrounding the Browns and thank all our fans around the world for their support. Due to the large volume of requests we receive, the Browns have established a statewide policy only for donations of charitable items. Organizations within the state of Ohio with priority to Northeastern Ohio will receive primary consideration of support from the Browns depending on the nature and scope of the event.

 

Appearance Request

All player/coach/front office appearance requests must be submitted in writing at least six (6) weeks in advance of your event. Please note, we may not be able to respond and confirm to your request for at least 4-6 weeks in receiving. We ask that you do not plan your event around the possibility of a player/coach/front office appearance. Written requests must be submitted on your organization’s official letterhead and include:

 

a) Organization’s Name
b) Full Address and Telephone Number
c) Tax ID of Charitable Organization
d) Type of Event/Program (include description and number of attendee’s)
e) Contact Person's Name, Full Address and Telephone Number
f) Date, Time (desired time and length of appearance)
g) Event Location
h) Role of player/coach/front office personal
i) Compensation (if applicable)

 

Please Mail Written Request To:
Cleveland Browns
Community Relations Department
76 Lou Groza Boulevard
Berea, Ohio 44017

You Can Also Fax Your Request To:
Cleveland Browns
Community Relations Department
440.891.7529

Please note, due to the overwhelming amount of appearance requests we receive, we ask that you do not plan your event around a possible player appearance.

The use of the Cleveland Browns name, trademarks (e.g., logos, team name and uniform, slogans, etc.) and copyrights (e.g., logos, game action photos and footage, etc.) (the “Club IP”) is strictly prohibited unless otherwise permitted in writing.  In the event use is permitted, Club IP shall only be used in accordance with the Browns’ General Guidelines for the Use and Approval of Intellectual Property, such other guidelines and restrictions as the Browns may from time to time adopt, the rules of the National Football League, National Football League Properties, Inc., and all applicable law.  All Club IP shall be and remain the property of the Browns. Any and all rights under trademark or copyright law or other property rights thereof shall inure to the benefit of and be the exclusive property of the Browns

We are excited about the high level of enthusiasm surrounding the Browns and thank all our fans around the world for their support. Due to the large volume of requests we receive, the Browns have established a statewide policy only for donations of charitable items. Organizations within the state of Ohio with priority to Northeastern Ohio will receive primary consideration of support from the Browns depending on the nature and scope of the event.

Helpful Hints

It is highly recommended that your event NOT center around anticipation of our donation, appearance or sponsorship, but should be approached as a complimentary element to your program because many requests are unable to be fulfilled due to the overwhelming amount of requests received.

 

Submitting a request only guarantees consideration, it does not guarantee the Browns involvement.

Due to the high volume of requests received, our highest priority is to the Greater Cleveland charities which fall within our focus areas, and thereafter attempting to accommodate as many Northeast Ohio charitable requests as possible.  After fulfilling the above priorities, we then consider all requests outside the Northeast Ohio region.