Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro supports many charitable and civic organizations. We remain committed to building ties with the local community, but we simply cannot honor every request for assistance that is presented to us. If you are a non-profit organization seeking a contribution or support from us, we ask that you first review the guidelines below.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A DONATION YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST THROUGH OUR ONLINE DONATION REQUEST SUBMISSION FORM BELOW. Donations will not be discussed over the phone. All requests must cover the required fields listed below. All requests failing to do so will be disqualified.
TIMING AND EVALUATION PROCESS. Unfortunately the number of applications seeking support will always exceed the funds and resources available and worthwhile programs cannot be guaranteed support regardless of merit. All donation requests must be received a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the event date.
All requests are reviewed by the Donations Requests Committee who may contact you for additional information or clarification.
If you are not contacted within 1 month of your event, this means that we are unable to honor your request.
TAX EXEMPT STATUS. Our policy is to limit our support to organizations that have been recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
GEOGRAPHIC LIMITATIONS. Although we do not limit our giving to only local organizations, we do give preference and priority to organizations that support the local community.
EXEMPT PURPOSE. We give preference to organizations which are dedicated to the following activities/goals (in no particular order below):
EXCLUSIONS. Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro does not support individuals or their projects, private foundations, political activities or advertising. As a matter of policy, Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro does not usually support the following: