Non Profit Information
About the program
If your non-profit organization is looking to make a difference and contribute to the exceptional fan experience at the Alerus Center while fundraising, we would love to hear from you! Each season, we contract with non-profit organizations to operate certain concessions stands or serve as ticket takers/ushers as a means of raising funds for their activities. It serves as an alternative to traditional fundraising like car washes and bake sales while developing teamwork and camaraderie in an exciting atmosphere. We are proud of our program and hope that it can help make a difference and help your organization reach your fundraising goals.
The Alerus Center non-profit program has supported churches, youth sports, food banks, booster clubs, private schools and civic groups. In addition to potentially raising thousands of dollars for their organizations, groups learn to work as a team and operate in an honest, ethical, and enjoyable atmosphere.
Group submits the following documents:
•Letter of Intent to volunteer
•IRS Determination Letter: 501 ( c ) or state certificate verifying non-profit status
•W-9 Requesting Taxpayer EIN Certification
Letter of Intent to Volunteer
Written on organization's letterhead that includes:
•Full name of organization.
•Purpose and nature of organization.
•Physical and mailing address of organization.
•Contact information - name(s), phone(s), and email addresses.
•Size of group and number of adults interested in fundraising.
•Fundraising goals & activities to be paid for by money earned.
IRS Determination Letter
Groups must verify their current 501(c) tax-exempt status by providing a copy of their IRS determination letter. Groups that are not required to register with the IRS may instead provide a state certification verifying non-profit status.
W-9 Requesting Taxpayer EIN Certification
Group completes and submits the W-9 which allows The Alerus Center to verify the group's Federal Employer Identification Number.
Age Requirements: All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older
*Please note there is no cost to be incurred by your organization or any of your volunteers at this time regarding this process.
No one may sell or serve alcoholic beverages unless they hold a current, active and valid certification from an approved training program from the City of Grand Forks, ND mandated programs. Site-specific additional training requirements and regulations will also apply.
For more information, please contact our Director of Events: [email protected]