Make and Request a Donation

Make a Donation

Guidelines to Making a Donation

All donations to The Cleveland Browns Foundation are appreciated. Your donations are tax deductible and will help thousands of children and youth throughout Northeast Ohio gain access to high-quality education and development opportunities. Ways to donate to The Cleveland Browns Foundation are:

1) Send a check to:
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns Foundation
76 Lou Groza Boulevard
Berea, OH 44017

2) Donate online here.

3) Donate Browns tickets!
Season Ticket Members who are unable to use their Browns tickets can provide an opportunity for a deserving child, from a Northeast Ohio education or youth development charitable organization, to attend a game by donating the tickets to the Cleveland Browns Foundation Tickets for Kids program. Click here to learn more.

4) Set the Cleveland Browns Foundation as your favorite charity on AmazonSmile!
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. To sign up, go to and select "The Cleveland Browns Foundation" as your favorite charity and purchase the same products you normally would from the site. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support the Cleveland Browns Foundation every time you shop and offers the same products, prices, and services.

Donation & Grant Requests

Donation Request Guidelines

Browns Give Back is pleased to have the opportunity to help your community. It is our honor to give back and contribute to non-profits. We appreciate your support and continued interest. Due to the large volume of inquiries, please make sure to submit a formal request by following the procedures and guidelines outlined below. The procedures and guidelines are designed to assist you with the type of request you are inquiring about as it relates to the Browns' potential involvement with your 501(c)(3) organization. Please Note: Submitting a request only guarantees consideration, it does not guarantee the Browns' involvement.

Due to the large volume of requests received on a monthly basis, there are no exceptions to the guidelines. Mailed in, faxed, and email requests will not be accepted. Because of the number of requests received, the Browns will give priority for all donations to non-profit organizations that fit within our pillars (Education, Youth Football, and Volunteerism) located in Northeast Ohio.

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, 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.

To learn more about the Browns' commitment to education and the Stay in the Game! Network, click here. For more information on Browns' Youth Football programs, click here.

To submit a donation request, please fill out this form.

In-Kind Requests

All donation requests must be submitted through our online donation form for your request to be considered. No exceptions.

  • Organizations are eligible to receive only one donation item per year from the Browns.
  • Your request for a donation item must be received by the Browns at least eight (8) weeks prior to the day your organization needs the item.
  • Your non-profit organization must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
  • You must enter your organization's valid Tax Exempt ID number on the online form in order for your request to be considered. (If you are a business sponsoring a charitable event, please ask a member of the charity to complete the donation request form.)
  • It is recommended that your event not be centered around the anticipation of receiving a donation item from the Browns. Rather, a donation item should be an added element to your event.
  • We do not accept personal items to be signed by players and/or coaches.
  • Donation shipments are fulfilled once per month on the last day of the month. Please plan accordingly.

To submit a donation request, please fill out this form.

Sponsorship or Financial Requests

All sponsorship or financial requests must be submitted in writing via mail at least eight (8) weeks in advance of your event. Written requests must be submitted on your organization's official letterhead and include all of the information below:

  • Organization's name, full address, and telephone number
  • Tax ID of charitable organization
  • Type of event/program
  • Contact person's name, full address, and telephone number
  • Date, time, and length of the event
  • Event location
  • Sponsorship levels/charitable contribution amount desired

Please mail all typed requests to:

Cleveland Browns

Cross Country Mortgage Campus

Community Relations Department

76 Lou Groza Boulevard

Berea, OH 44017

Grant Requests

The Cleveland Browns award grants to non-profit organizations and public agencies. When making grants, we seek organizations that are creating significant, lasting and transformational change – to help remove barriers so students of all backgrounds receive high-quality education and development opportunities. A significant portion of our grant-making is geographically focused on the Northeast Ohio area. Please be advised that the Cleveland Browns do not fund the following areas:

  • Land, building or vehicle purchase
  • Endowments
  • Political campaigns
  • Nonprofit entities not located and operating primarily in the United States
  • Conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Organizations seeking underwriting for advertising
  • Religious organizations (projects to promote religion)
  • Loans of any type
  • Personal scholarships
  • Travel by groups or individuals
  • Specific individuals

Organizations interested in seeking grant support from the Cleveland Browns are encouraged to explore our website comprehensively to learn about the foundation and the programs we support. Grant applications are accepted on an invitation basis only, and funding is focused on supporting 501(c)(3) organizations and programs that align with the Cleveland Browns' mission. The Browns will not fund any group or organization who in policy or practice promotes unfair discrimination.