Help Now! Wildfire Fund


Common Questions:

How Do I Nominate Someone for Assistance?

For details see: Apply for Assistance. Follow the directions on the form.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Our EIN # is 27-4394948. Our official tax exempt certificate is available for review. Please contact us at

Many businesses who donate request a W-9 for their records. Please contact us at and we would be happy to accommodate you. If you would like to make a donation, please click on the “Make a Donation” link to the left and there are several ways to make your contribution. If you would like a formal receipt, please contact us at and one will be sent to you as soon as possible.

How are potential Recipients determined?

After a formal application has been received through our website, our board of director’s review the information provided including, the financial need of the person being nominated and then makes a formal vote to offer assistance. DNHF does its due diligence determining the best way to provide assistance and/or support. We always look for unique opportunities to get the general hockey community involved in supporting a player in need.

It is not a requirement that a nominee or nominator know a member of DNHF. All potential applicants are encouraged to apply.

How is Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation different?

Many other charities have high overhead costs, including paying their officers and people that solicit donations. Also, when other hockey charities hold a silent auction, it is common that a third party is hired to bring in items and run the auction. In these scenarios, the auction company typically retains the majority of the profits and only a small portion finds its way back to the chairty. This is not the case with DNHF. We have a small army of players, family and friends that donate so much of their free time to help make our charity so successful. And because so many sports teams and other businesses, both local and across the country, have heard about our mission and want to be part of it, we receive hundreds of valuable items free of charge. So when we auction that merchandise, every penny goes to a player in need.

At Dawg Nation, we are proud to say that every board member position is completely voluntary, and they receive no financial compensation for any of their efforts!

It’s important to know, when we receive donations in the honor of a specific individual all money collected is given to them. We do not use those funds for any other purpose.

We do have some overhead costs, like paying for ice time for our Dawg Bowl tournament, but almost all of the money we raise from our events goes towards our special cause. And the more money we have available, the more lives we can help change.

How can I get involved?

Like us on Facebook.

We do not have a media/advertising budget. We do everything possible to keep our costs low and keep the money we raise in the hands of those in need.

Sharing our posts or commenting on things that inspire you help spread our message and increase the awareness of what we do and who we help.

DNHF hosts several events a year.

Stand up for Dawg Nation, Dawg Bowl, and Tee it up for Dawg Nation, are our main fundraisers. So, just buying a ticket, stepping on the ice, or playing a round of golf, go a long way to helping hockey players in need.


We partner with the Colorado Avalanche.

By just purchasing single game tickets through Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation, a portion of your sale is given back to us.

Volunteer your time at any of our events.

We would love for you to help us out! Contact us at Volunteer to donate your precious time!

Support those who support us.

Frequent the businesses who so graciously give back to Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation through direct donations, service/product discounts. Without those generous contributions, we would not be able to help so many individuals in need.

If your place of business or work has a charitable matching funds program? Please consider Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation.

Know of a company who is philanthropic and would be willing to donate goods and services for our silent auction, or possibly sponsor an event? Please give them our name!