Community

Doing our part to make a difference

Community

Mall of America® has an amazing time working with the Twin Cities non-profit community. We couldn't do this without the support from you — our tenants, employees and guests. 

Mall of America actively gives back to the community, with the support of our tenants, employees and guests. We contribute an average of $25,000 every day in cash, products and in-kind support to charities and non-profits. Contributions to our community partners total more than $12 million annually, with a goal to grow this total every year. On behalf of the entire Mall of America family, we want to thank our community partners for the incredible work they do.

Learn more about our community relations in our Community Partnership Booklet, available for download here.

MOA® Donation Application

Please complete the application below to be considered for a donation. Before applying, please read our Giving Guidelines below.

Mall of America supports community causes through in-kind donations to registered 501(c)(3) organizations for special events, silent auctions and raffles.

These donations are limited to the five-state area of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota.

While we cannot make monetary donations, we are glad to provide other types of support. Please be sure to make your requests in writing at least three months in advance.

In order to be as fair and effective as possible with our support, we unfortunately cannot donate to:

  • School groups, classes, proms, PTOs or graduation parties
  • Fundraisers for specific individuals
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Corporate fundraisers, incentive programs or events
  • Third-party fundraisers
Is your organization a registered 501c3 non-profit?
Is your organization a school group, faith-based organization, corporate fundraiser, or third-party fundraiser?
Is your organization located in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin?
Is your event at least six (6) weeks away?

We're sorry but according to our established giving guidelines, you do not qualify to receive a donation from Mall of America. Our organization receives many worthwhile requests and we unfortunately cannot support them all.

Mall of America® continues to be a strong community partner by donating items to registered 501(c)(3) organizations throughout the year for special events, silent auctions and raffles. Requests for in-kind donations are limited to our five state regions (Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin) and Canada. Monetary donations will not be fulfilled.

Mall of America is unable to donate to:

  • School groups, classes, proms, PTOs, or graduation parties.
  • Fundraiser programs for specific individuals
  • Religious and faith based organizations
  • Corporate fundraisers, incentive programs, events.
Mall of America limits donation efforts to 501c3 non-profit organizations residing in the Upper Midwest. It appears your organization falls into one of these categories and is eligible for donation consideration.

Please complete all fields of the following online submission form. When finished, click the submit button at the end of the form. The form will be assessed by Mall of America Community Relations Department.

Due to the high volume of requests, Mall of America must receive your online application at least six (6) weeks prior to your donation deadline date. Approximately two (2) weeks prior to your event or deadline date, MOA will use the information filled out below to schedule a donation pickup or send a letter stating that we are unable to contribute.

Please note: Submitting an online request does not guarantee your organization will receive a donation. No phone calls, please.
Is your shipping address different than your primary address?

Giving Matters at MOA®

We receive an average of $25,000 in daily contributions in cash, products, and in-kind support to charities and non profits and host 400 free events annually.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Allina Hospice Foundation Autism Speaks Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
Bloomington Heritage Days Bloomington Public Schools Bloomington Theater and Arts Center
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central MN Brain Injury Association of MN Bundles of Love Can Do Canines Assistance Dogs
Coaches for Kids Cornerstone Domestic Abuse Project Education Foundation of Bloomington ESGR Foundation for Fighting Blindness
Fraser GiveMN Great River Greening
Habitat for Humanity HandsOn Twin Cities Home for Life
Homeward Bound HOPE Adoption and Family Services Indian Health Board Juvenile Arthritis Association
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation La Oportunidad Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
March of Dimes Meals on Wheels Minnesota Orchestra
Minnesota Teen Challenge Muscular Dystrophy Association National Kidney Foundation
Nomandale Community College Operation Glass Slipper Pet Project Rescue Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota
Rainbow Health Initiative Rotary Club of Bloomington Salvation Army
S.A.V.E. Second Harvest Heartland S.K.A.T.E. Brooklyn Park
Special Olympics Susan G. Komen Walk to End Hunger
Wildlife Science Center Women’s Foundation of Minnesota YMCA


 

Mall of America Pond Fund

Mall of America has several indoor ponds around our property where guests can drop change and make a wish. Each month a different nonprofit organization is selected to receive the coins tossed into the ponds. Every year, MOA collects and distributes approximately $24,000 from our ponds.

Thank you for your interest in the Pond Fund at Mall of America. The 2018 application season is now closed. Mall of America strives to be a strong community partner and this is just one of many ways we give back to the community. Please check back in May of 2018 for information regarding the 2019 application process. Thank you again.

Military Discounts

Military Discounts

Mall of America is proud to support and thank Service Members, Veterans and military families for their sacrifices. As a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company, we are committed to raising awareness for the importance of community support, resources + services for Service Members and their families. 

Check out our everyday military discounts, valid year round.

MOA® Staycation for Military Spouse Appreciation

Booster Volunteer Program

The booster volunteer program is available to non-profit organizations looking to raise funds through working for Mall of America with a volunteer group of 6-10 people. Shifts are eight hours in length and are mainly available on the weekends during high traffic periods (maximum of two groups per day). Duties include, but are not limited to: Rides, Food Services, Theatres, Guest Service and Housekeeping. Participants must have proof they are at least 16 years of age to be eligible to participate.

Who is eligible to participate? 

Non-profit (tax-exempt) organizations are eligible to participate. The organization must provide an Employer Identification Number on the Federal Form W-9. 

What shifts would we work?

Saturday 12-8pm or 2-10pm, and Sunday 11am-7pm. (Each person must commit to a full shift.)

How much can we raise?

Mall of America will make a donation prorated at $50/person to your organization based on the number of people who participate (max 10 people per group).

How do I sign up?

Please contact booster@moa.net for more information or to sign up.

A Little Goes a Long Way

For 20 years, Mall of America, along with our tenants has been a big part of the communities of Minneapolis/St. Paul and our home town of Bloomington, Minnesota.

With more than 13,000 employees in the building and growing, our roots here are wide and grow deeper all the time.

$26,000 daily donation value
$24,000 in coins collected every year donated to 12 charities
100,000 subscribers connected to community partners in our monthly newsletter
$9,490,000 annual donation value
42,000,000 annual visitors exposed to MOA supported causes & events

 

ORGANIZATIONS SHOWCASE

For its 15th anniversary celebration, CaringBridge wanted a real-world gathering place—and there was no place better than Mall of America®. The Mall rotunda set the stage for the star of the party, a 30 X 40-foot greeting card, signed by a world-record-breaking 2,216 people.

The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valley wanted to throw a big party for the Girl Scout Centennial. But when they partnered with Mall of America for the event, they had no idea just how big it would be: 150,000 PEOPLE

Since its inception in 2008, the Walk to End Hunger has raised nearly $1,200,000 to help put food on the table for people in need. Held at Mall of America® on Thanksgiving morning, the Walk has become one of the Mall’s signature events. Raised $1,200,000 to help end hunger.

Minnesota Internship Center was awarded all the money from the Mall’s ponds from the month of October. The total was more than $1,200; enough to fund Paws for Learning in the school for a full year. Paws for Learning uses trained therapy dogs to help troubled students develop coping skills that can help them succeed in school. Given $1,200 from the Mall's Pond Fund.