How to Apply: Carnival Foundation Application Guidelines
ATTENTION: Effective November 1, 2018, Carnival Foundation launched its online application portal and no longer accepts requests by mail. While the application process is changing, our requirements and review process will not.
To start a grant, sponsorship, or an in-kind donation application, click the “Online Application” button below.
Requests for sponsorships and/or in-kind donations must be received four to six months prior to the event.
All requests must be submitted through our online application portal. Requests sent via mail, email or fax will not be accepted.
Carnival Foundation supports a broad range of causes and organizations with primary funding interests in:
Arts and Culture
Community Affairs (human/social needs, children, social welfare)
Health and Human Services
Special emphasis is given to requests focusing on youth education and welfare.
Carnival Foundation only makes contributions to organizations that have been granted an exemption from federal income tax under Section 501 c (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Carnival Foundation will not consider requests from/for:
Individuals, including participants in events or fundraisers
Religious, fraternal, political or athletic organizations
Animal welfare organizations or causes
Elementary or secondary schools, including extracurricular activities, PTA/PTO/PTSA, or booster clubs
Film production, including documentaries
Preference is given to South Florida and other homeport communities throughout the United States.
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. If applicable, a meeting with a representative from the organization and/or a site visit may be conducted.
Qualified applicants should allow up to two months before receiving a written response. Due to the overwhelming number of applications we receive, submissions that do not meet our guidelines will no longer receive a response.