Community Donation Program
As a not-for-profit community organization, the Calgary Stampede is proud to support organizations that enhance our community and whose membership and activities are open to the public. While the Calgary Stampede is committed to supporting as many initiatives as possible, due to the volume of requests received each year, we may choose to decline third party fundraising initiatives in lieu of donating directly to the benefitting organization.
Please note that once an organization has received a donation from the Calgary Stampede, the organization cannot apply for additional donations until the following calendar year.
Please review the criteria below before filling out the application form. Due to processing time, requests must be submitted a minimum of one month prior to the event date (events in June/early July may take longer to process).
Requests must include all required information and meet all of the following criteria to be considered.
- Local organization (the organization’s purpose and activities are focused locally within Calgary and the surrounding area)
- Not-for-profit or charitable group
- Organization's membership and activities are open to the general public
- The donation will be used for a silent auction, live auction or raffle (we do not provide donations that will be used as prizes or ‘giveaways’)
The Stampede does not provide donations to the following:
- Adult sports teams
- Field trips and tours
- For-profit organizations raising funds for employee events, such as golf tournaments and holiday parties.
- Groups residing outside of Calgary and the surrounding area
- Political campaigns
- Private or exclusive clubs
- Private "Stampede" parties
- Professional conventions
- The Calgary Stampede does not donate cowboy hats or Stampede pins.
Please note: Donation items must be picked up from the Stampede Headquarters building in Calgary; we are unable to mail donations.
Donation items available
Every effort is made to maintain equity and consistency in our community support. The inventory of available Calgary Stampede-branded merchandise includes (but is not limited to):
- Montana Silversmiths silver, gold, brass and pewter belt buckles and accessories
- Calgary Stampede apparel
- Framed artwork (including photographs and paintings)
- Rodeo and Evening Show tickets (while quantities last)
- Park admission passes (only available in June and while quantities last)