Community Fundraiser Application

Community Fundraiser Guidelines


The Cleveland APL will not release our mailing list to external organizations. However, we may be able to list your event on the “APL Events” section of our website and/or promote it on our social media platforms and in email blasts to supporters.

Adoptable Animals:

If this request is for an offsite adoptions event or for the Cleveland APL to bring adoptable animals to an event, please contact our Offsite Coordinator at

APL Resources:

Unfortunately, due to our limited resources and the number of requests we receive, it is likely that
we will not be able to send staff or volunteers to attend your event or set up a booth at your event.

Insurance and Liability:

The Cleveland APL cannot provide liability insurance or coverage for your event. The APL accepts no liability of any kind for any activity or action resulting from the efforts of you or your organization on behalf of the APL. The fundraising organization is responsible for securing any necessary permits or licenses.


The Cleveland APL relies on the generosity of local businesses throughout the year to provide vital support for our work. If your event plan includes soliciting local businesses for either cash or in-kind support, please include a copy of your prospect list with your application. Your prospect list will be reviewed by the Development Department to ensure your solicitations do not conflict with existing APL relationships or development plans.

Organization Name and Logo:

Primary Reference: Cleveland Animal Protective League

Secondary Reference: Cleveland APL

The Cleveland APL must approve any promotional materials that you create that use the Cleveland APL name or logo.

Please provide copies of all publicity materials in advance to:

Abby Miller, Events Manager, at

or by mail at:

Cleveland Animal Protective League
Attn: Abby Miller
1729 Willey Avenue
Cleveland Ohio, 44113

In order for the APL to endorse your event it will have to:

  • Support the mission of the APL.
  • Have a method to ensure accountability for the funds raised.
  • Ensure there is an adequate plan for APL exposure, recognition, and publicity.


Please contact Abby Miller, Events Manager, at 216-377-1628 or

Community Fundraiser Policies Application.

Community Event Application

  • Thank you for contacting the Cleveland Animal Protective League about your upcoming event. Your efforts to make a difference in the lives of homeless and abused animals in our community are greatly appreciated. Please complete this Event Planning Form at least 30 days prior to your scheduled event. Again, thank you for your efforts on behalf of the Cleveland APL.
  • Describe your fundraising event.
  • Who is sponsoring/hosting the event?
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  • How many people do you expect to attend?
    Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.
  • Who is your targeted audience?
  • How do you plan to promote the event?
  • Are you requesting that the APL promote your event on our website/social media sites?
  • If applicable, please describe your plan for handling fees and donations:
  • Please upload a copy of your budget (include revenue, expenses, and planned proceeds)
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • How much do you expect to be donated to the Cleveland APL?
  • Please list any other organizations benefitting from the event:
  • Are you requesting that we attend with adoptable animals, either with or without Rover, our mobile adoptions unit?

    Note: The APL cannot guarantee the amount, breeds, ages nor selection of adoptable animals for any Offsite Event. The APL reserves the right to cancel or cut short an appearance in the event that conditions are unsafe for our adoptable pets. This includes, but is not limited to: weather, environmental hazards, or other stressors that may impact the mental and physical well-being of our animals.

  • Agreement of Responsibility: I/we understand that the Cleveland Animal Protective League accepts no liability in any kind for activity or actions resulting from the efforts of you or your organization on behalf of the APL.

    I/we agree to allow the APL to approve any written copy, printed material and promotional items using the APL’s name or logo, prior to distribution.

    I/we understand that the event and any activities involved in the event must be in keeping with the Cleveland APL’s mission.

    I/we agree to indemnify and hold the APL harmless for any claims for damages or injuries.
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