Sponsorship Request

Organizations applying must meet the following criteria:

  • Have current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Be located in, and serve, Texas.
  • Applications must be completed in full and submitted online to be considered.
  • Applications and requests must be submitted at least 3 months before the date of the event or the date funding is needed.
  • Awarded sponsorships range from $50-$500.
  • Checks to individuals will never be written or considered. All checks will be made out to an organization after a formal invoice is submitted.
  • Daniel Stark participates in a limited number of volunteer activities outside of our own. This includes but is not limited to: walks, fundraising events, home-building initiatives, etc.
  • Submitting an online application does not guarantee a sponsorship.

Selection Process

  • Management will meet to discuss if the opportunity meets our sponsorship requirements.
  • Input from the entire Daniel Stark team will be requested for any group volunteer requests.
  • A response will be provided via email within 6 weeks of your request.
  • Please note that Daniel Stark takes its community service efforts very seriously and handles all requests in a professional, positive manner. We do our best to help as many people and/or organizations as possible; however, we have a yearly community service budget to which we must adhere. If a request is denied, we ask all applicants to handle this denial in a professional, positive manner and reapply again in the future. If a denied applicant is not professional and positive about the decision, the applicant and/or organization will not be considered for any future sponsorship requests—no exceptions.

Programs that will be considered for sponsorships include, but are not limited to:

  • Camps and programs that provide FREE entry for children from low-income families.
  • Drive requests (food drives, toy drives, etc.)
  • Drop-off location requests
  • Educational in-person opportunities, such as Love of Reading week, career day requests, etc.
  • Fundraising events (walks, races, tournaments, dinners etc.)

Funding/Sponsorship Exclusions

  • Advertising or video projects
  • Athletic sponsorships for snack bars, equipment, uniforms, tennis shoes, workout attire, etc. (This applies for both teams and events.)
  • Contests or pageants
  • Fund requests for renovations to buildings, schools, homes, or churches.
  • Funding trips to foreign countries or luxury travel (this includes sports/school trips).
  • Field trips
  • Nationally-sponsored events
  • Memberships, including association/chamber memberships.
  • Organizations that deny service, membership or other involvement on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran, or disability status.
  • Organizations or programs that do not benefit communities within the facility’s service area.
  • Organizations whose programming or policies may position Daniel Stark in a negative light, e.g. alcohol, politics, tobacco use.
  • Organizations whose services do not benefit the community at large.
  • Organizations that euthanize animals.
  • Organizations that hold animals captive (e.g zoos, etc.).
  • Political campaigns
  • Registration fees
  • Requests made on behalf of another organization or by an unauthorized representative of the recipient organization.
  • Requests made solely to benefit one person or family.
  • Research
  • Salaries, bonuses, or rewards
  • Tuition for any educational grade-level
  • Tickets for contests, raffles, or any other activity with prizes.

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