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Fundraising - MN Gambling 02921

The Annandale Lion's Club has charitable gambling funds available as donations for organizations that meet state of Minnesota lawful purpose code and the club's discretionary criteria.  We require a copy of your IRS 501(c)3 determination letter** or receipts for items purchased and explanation of end use.  See Criteria below.

Meat Raffle Donation Application (see also request for funds below)

You can generate funds for your organization by providing ticket seller volunteers for the meat raffles held at various area establishments.   You will be required to furnish two volunteers to sell tickets for 2+ hours each week.  Ideally have 4 sellers so they can rotate out, relax and enjoy the evening too...

If your application passes the acceptance criteria, you will be awarded the proceeds from a weekly meat raffle for one month.  Throughout that month your organization could yield up to $225 per week, which will be donated after the month has been completed. 

Donation periods will only be awarded in one-month increments.  You may apply as often as you like. The number of applicants will dictate the frequency of the donation period awards.  

Because local business owners and many individuals are committed to charitable causes like yours, tickets sales are generally robust.  But to make a fun evening for your volunteers, organizations are encouraged to get their membership, friends and family involved as well.   Please print a copy of these reminders for sellers

Organization may run raffles at certain locations. If so, please print and review this information with your volunteers.

Online request form or complete, print and mail (or email to ).

Upcoming schedule

Request for Charitable Funds

If your organization has a need for direct funds, you must submit the questionnaire (links below).

The Lions Board of Directors will review your request and may ask you to attend a future meeting to explain your needs further.   

Important notes before requesting charitable funds:

Online request form or complete, print and mail (or email to )


If you do not have a 501(c)3, we may be able to reimburse you for purchases if those items meet the criteria found per the State's Lawful Purpose

Sales Tax Exemption or 501(c)4 certification does not suffice for the I.R.S. 501(c)3.

Reasonably current receipts can be accepted if those receipts are plainly identifiable as expenses meeting the State's LPE (above link).  Examples:

A very easy way to handle funding is through your local church, school, government or an organization with the required 501 documentation.  Simply make arrangements with that entity - we issue the check to them, they issue a check to you...

Questions?  Contact the gambling manager: gm @

If you do not have a copy of your IRS "Determination Letter", see this IRS site

Note: If your organization has a parental entity example: Annandale Lions Club's parent is Lions International, chances are you will be unable to obtain a determination letter for your local chapter, rather the IRS will refer to the parent.  If this is the case, we are obligated to make the check out to that parental entity...

Apply for a 501(c)3:

The “streamlined - EZ” application information is some 20 pages:

Other links and information:
General information:
Exemption Requirements - 501(c)(3) Organizations:
Publication 4220, Applying for 501(c)(3) Status (PDF):