Donation Requests

Ticket Donation Policies

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) organization in Minneapolis, Minnesota, gladly considers ticket donation requests from fellow non-profits for use in live/silent auctions, raffles, and other fundraising activities.

The Cowles Center will no longer accept mailed requests for ticket donations. Please fill out the request form below. Requests are to be received no less than four (4) weeks prior to the date by which you will require the donation. Given our small Box Office staff, no phone calls or emails, please.

It is our strict policy to only donate to other 501(c)(3) organizations. While we wish that we could grant all requests made to us, as a non-profit organization we must limit the number of contributions we make annually.  

Priority is given as follows:

  • Cowles Center Employees, Donors, and Subscribers

  • Current Supporters of The Cowles Center’s Annual Gala

  • Local Arts Organizations

  • Local Education Organizations

  • Local Social Service Organizations

  • Local Medical/Research Organizations

  • Animal Welfare Organizations

The Cowles Center will only give to a beneficiary group once per season (September-June) and, due to extremely limited availability, may not always be able to contribute, even to priority organizations. Please keep in mind that you may have already received a donation from The Cowles Center, as multiple events often benefit a single group.

Generally speaking, a donation from The Cowles Center is as follows:

  • Two (2) ticket vouchers good for two (2) tickets each to a performance that is a Cowles Center Season Production

    • Ticket Voucher Fine Print

      • Vouchers expire one calendar year after the date of your event

      • Vouchers exclude Cowles Center Extras/Rental Productions

The Cowles Center is unable to consider donation requests from the following:

  • Specific Religious Organizations

  • Political Parties and/or Fundraisers for Political Purposes

  • Fundraisers Benefitting a Specific Individual and/or Family

Additionally, The Cowles Center is unable to consider monetary donations or sponsorships.

Requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, with the first twelve (12) requests being honored each month. Requests will be reviewed biweekly.