How To Apply

CARNIVAL FOUNDATION APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Application Process

To apply for a grant or sponsorship from the Carnival Foundation, prospective applicants must submit a letter of request to include the following information:

  • Brief description of the organization, including its legal name, history, activities, purpose and governing board
  • Purpose for which the grant is to be requested
  • Grant amount requested
  • Listing of other sources of financial support
  • Operating budget of the project for which funds are being requested
  • Organization's annual budget
  • Copy of the organization's most recent audited financial statement
  • Copy of the Internal Revenue Service determination letter indicating 501© (3) tax-exempt status as an organization that is not a private foundation
  • Geographical area(s) served

To apply for an in-kind donation from the Carnival Foundation, submit a letter of request to include the following information:

  • Brief description of the organization, including its legal name, history, activities, purpose and governing board
  • Contact name and information, including phone number and address, for the individual who is organizing the event
  • Name and date of the event
  • Average amount of funds raised from the auction in previous years and estimated number and demographics of the event audience.
  • Description of how funds raised from the donation will be utilized within the organization
  • Listing of other cruise suppliers, if any, participating in the event
  • Details on Carnival's publicity/promotional opportunities associated with the event
  • Copy of the Internal Revenue Service determination letter indicating 501© (3) tax-exempt status as an organization that is not a private foundation
  • Geographical area(s) served

Requests for sponsorships and/or in-kind donations must be received four to six months prior to the event.

Requests sent via e-mail or fax will not be accepted.
All applicants will receive a letter of response from Carnival.

Giving Priorities

Please be advised that the Carnival Foundation supports a broad range of causes and organizations, with primary funding interests in the following areas:

  • Arts/Culture
  • Community Affairs (human/social needs and children/social welfare)
  • Education
  • Health/Human Services

Special emphasis is given to requests focusing on the education and welfare of youth.

Eligibility

Carnival Foundation makes contributions only to organizations that have been granted an exemption from federal income tax under Section 501© (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Carnival Foundation does not consider requests from/for:

  • Individuals, including participation in events or fundraisers
  • Religious, fraternal, political, and athletic organizations
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Animal welfare organizations or causes
  • Labor/Union groups
  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • Production of documentaries, films and/or videos

Geographic focus

Primarily South Florida and other homeport communities throughout the U.S.

Review process

Funding proposals are received and reviewed on a continuous basis throughout the year. Requests are screened for thoroughness and compliance with Carnival Foundation's requirements. In addition, organizations must be screened through the Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC) to meet requirements set by the U.S. Government. If applicable, a meeting with a representative from the organization and/or a site visit may be conducted.

Applicants should allow up to two months before receiving a written response.

All requests must be submitted, in writing, to:
Linda Coll
Director, Carnival Foundation
Carnival Corporation & plc
3655 N.W. 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178

Number of Travelers Notice

* Up to 5 travelers can be booked to one stateroom. Select "Multiple Staterooms"to book more than one.