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The New England Patriots Foundation accepts requests for donations and player appearances. Due to the volume of requests received, it is important that all requests follow the guidelines set forth below.

Donation Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in the New England Patriots. The Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation are proud to support numerous nonprofit organizations throughout New England.

It is our honor to be able to contribute to the many charitable organizations that serve the New England area, and we would be happy to consider requests for charitable donations. However, we ask that you submit a formal request in accordance with the New England Patriots Foundation official submission guidelines.

We ask that all donation requests be submitted to us by filling out the request form below. Once you complete this form, this website will allow you to track the status of your request.

The following policies and procedures must be used for donation requests:

  • All requests must come from a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization and include a tax identification number. Requests from individuals or commercial entities are not considered for donations.
  • Requests must be submitted at least six (6) weeks in advance of the event.
  • Donated merchandise may not to be resold for profit.
  • Due to the large volume of requests we receive, the Patriots have established a regional policy to provide fundraising assistance to nonprofit organizations located within New England.
  • The Patriots receive thousands of donation requests every year. We try to fulfill as many of these requests as possible in a timely fashion, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee that every donation request will be met.

The Patriots Foundation cannot accept requests for the following:

  • Game tickets.
  • Donations to benefit specific individuals or families. We provide donations to non-profit and charitable groups that directly support the individuals of our community.
  • Unsigned merchandise sent in for autographing. We cannot be responsible for items sent to the Patriots.
  • Institutions' religious activities.

Player Appearance Guidelines


The New England Patriots make appearances throughout the New England area. The most common settings for player appearances are schools, charity or non-profit events and civic functions. An appearance is usually between 1-1½ hours.

The New England Patriots try to accommodate as many player appearance requests as possible. However, the number of requests we receive far outweighs the number of requests we are able to fill.

When submitting a request, please include a short description of the event; the date, time, and location of the event; specific player involvement (i.e., signing autographs, speaking, etc.); how many people are expected to attend the event; a contact name, phone number and a mailing address. All appearance requests must be received eight weeks prior to your scheduled event. All requests must be received on non-profit letterhead including your 501(c)3 number.


The New England Patriots must approve use of the New England Patriots name, logos and trademarks and/or any advertising that implies the support or sponsorship of an event by the Patriots or the NFL. Before promoting a Patriots player appearance, please check with the Community Relations Department for appropriate practices.


Please mail the required information to:

Community Relations
Attn: Player Appearance Requests

1 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035

Failure to include all of the required information or follow the guidelines listed above will result in your request not being considered.

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