Busboys and Poets gives generously to a variety of organizations all working to make our world a better, more equitable place. A significant portion of our community contributions support local groups working toward a bright future for us all. Many organizations are eligible for donations from Busboys and Poets. Please carefully read the donation guidelines before submitting a request.

Donation Requests must:
  • detail how the donation will benefit the organization and local community
  • include a copy of the organization’s 501c3 (Non-profit Status) and/or tax-exemption identification number.
  • include a program outline if an auction/raffle item is requested (i.e. gift card)
  • requests are approved on a case-by-case basis
  • a window of 14-21 days is required for review and processing
  • requests are reviewed in the order in which they are received
  • event space donations are made at times determined not to interfere with our normal business activities; Sunday through Wednesday only
  • gift card donations are generally made in the amount of $25.00 (for silent auctions or fundraising purposes)
  • food donations are generally appetizers (i.e. hummus and pita), and are made to serve no more than 25 people
  • we do not donate beverages of any kind
  • donation limit of once per year per organization
  • we normally do not donate cash, and requires owner’s approval
  • we do not donate percentages of revenue (i.e. dinner sales)