Host An Event

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Thanks for your interest in hosting a fundraising event to support Canine Companions. Before you plan your fundraiser, we would like to make you aware of our guidelines for independent fundraising events. We are grateful for your support, and we ask that you follow the guidelines below as you plan and execute your event. 

Celebrate a birthday, wedding or other event and raise funds online with your own personal fundraising page. Customize your content, add a photo, share the link with family and friends and enjoy your event!

Hosting an event in your area? Registering your fundraiser and following the guidelines ensures that Canine Companions is aware of your event and can support you to the best of our ability. It also enables Canine Companions to answer any questions that may arise regarding your event.

Please submit the online proposal form no less than 60 days prior to the event. Canine Companions staff will review the application and respond within 10 business days of submission. Please do not proceed with any event planning or public advertising until you have received approval for your event. This is extremely important in preserving the name and integrity of Canine Companions.
Detailed guidelines will be provided to approved events, please read our FAQ’s:

All independent fundraisers will not promote Canine Companions as the organizer of the event, but rather the beneficiary. We prefer your event name include “Benefiting or Benefits Canine Companions” but cannot include “Canine Companions” in the event name. For example, you may not call your event “1st Annual Canine Companions Dance Party”, but you can call it “1st Annual Dance Party to Benefit Canine Companions”.

Upon approval, events will have permission to use the Canine Companions logo. All logo usage must follow the Logo Guidelines that are provided with the logo file. Any and all promotional material for the event is at the sole expense of the organizer and must be submitted for approval to Canine Companions before printing and publicizing. If Canine Companions is not receiving 100% of the proceeds from an event, the exact portion or donation amount must be clearly stated in all promotional material and publicity.

Proceeds should be sent to Canine Companions within 45 days of the event date. Donations should be made payable to “Canine Companions” and should be submitted by check or money order. If cash donations are accepted during your event, please convert all cash to check or money order form before submitting the donation. Proceeds must be sent to the training center address in your local region or: Canine Companions, Attn: Events, PO Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446. 

Contributions are tax-deductible only if they are made directly to Canine Companions. Tax receipts for personal checks from individual donors will be sent directly to the name and address on the check, not the event organizer. Tax receipts will be issued only if the donor did not receive anything of value (other than items of minimal value such as a boxed lunch, small event token, general sponsor recognition and/or promotion at the event). 

Canine Companions will not assume any legal or financial liability associated with your event, nor will we indemnify you or any party involved in your event for any damage, expense, or other costs arising in any manner related to your event. The organizer of each event must take the proper precautions with regards to insurance and coverage. Canine Companions cannot insure your event. Canine Companions is not liable for any injuries sustained by event volunteers or participants related to your event and cannot assume any type of liability for your event. 

Read our independent fundraiser guidelines.

Ready to begin? Complete our online form today!