Potbelly supports your neighborhood.
Our philosophy on giving goes along with our mission: "To Make People Really Happy." Kindness and the spirit of generosity are part of our culture and history. We want to spread as much of the Potbelly love as possible to the neighborhoods we are in and focus on helping those who live in our local communities.
There are three ways for your organization to team up with us:
Host a fundraiser at your neighborhood Potbelly! NON-PROFIT organizations (you must be able to show proof of 501c3 status) can contact the General Manager of the nearest neighborhood Potbelly to inquire about setting up a fundraiser for the organization. By hosting an event at our sandwich shop, 25% of the sales gathered from the event are donated to your cause.
Have your neighborhood shop create a shake just for you and your organization. This is perfect for sports teams, schools, and small organization with 200 people or less. For a Shake Fundraiser, we'll create a special hand-dipped milkshake using one or a combination of our delicious ingredients. You will then name your shake and tell all your friends to come in and order it. Potbelly will donate 50¢ from every customized shake sold to your organization at the end of a given time frame.
We proudly participate in the SCRIP FUNDRAISING program, helping nonprofit organizations raise money for their cause. Learn more.
Start planning your Fundraiser today!
To initiate a fundraising request, stop by your neighborhood Potbelly and ask to speak to the shop manager. If the decision is made to move forward, our dedicated team will work together with your group to create a unique and memorable fundraiser!
Not sure which shop to choose? Use the shop locator to find your neighborhood Potbelly!
Still not finding what you are looking for?
Potbelly also supports silent auctions and raffles. If you would like to request an in-kind donation for one of these events, please fill out our handy electronic submission form. Keep in mind that we will not review requests submitted via email or hard copy, and all requests for donations must be submitted 45 - 90 days prior to the event. Due to the large number of requests we receive, unfortunately we cannot honor all of them. If your request is approved, we will contact you soon.
*Very, Very Important
Hey everybody, our lawyer friends wanted us to let you know that your organization must be 501(c)3 tax exempt. We must have your 501(c)3 tax exempt form before we agree to partner with you. Not every organization is right for Potbelly. After a careful evaluation of your cause, we'll decide if it's in both our best interests to do a fundraiser together. Cool?!