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The KI Cares charity ticket program is no longer accepting applications for 2019. KI Cares will open February 1, 2020 (for the month only) to accept applications from qualifying non-profit organizations whose events/activities will occur between February 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. 

At Kings Island we are dedicated to making people happy by providing them with fun, exciting and memorable experience. 

Through KI Cares, an active community relations effort strive to support community programs primarily focused on the needs of children and families as well as acknowledge those who work hard to build a brighter tomorrow for so many in need.

King Island generously contributes over half a million dollars in complimentary admission tickets each year. Consideration for ticket donations will be given to those nonprofit organizations that have met the criteria below.

We want to thank you and your organizations for all that you do to better your community and the lives in it!

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Requests We Can Consider

  • Organizations from Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, Illinois and Tennessee as well as our home state of Ohio.
  • Organizations focused on the needs of children, families, and community – be it through social programs, educational systems, or medicine.

Requests We Cannot Consider

  • Individuals or individual families
  • For-profit organizations
  • Religious groups utilizing donations for fundraising events or other activities that do not directly benefit children
  • Political parties
  • Any organization that discriminates due to color, sex, nationality, sexual orientation or creed

Additional Notes

  • KI Cares does not donate monetarily, food or merchandise.
  • KI Cares does not donate season passes; only single-day admission tickets
  • It is important to accurately complete all the requested information on the application in order for your request to be considered.
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee a favorable response nor does it guarantee that the requested number of tickets on the application may be awarded. 
  • Participation in previous KI Cares programs does not guarantee automatic placement in future years. 

How To Apply/Applications

  • Applications will open February 1, 2020 and remain open until February 28, 2020.
  • KI Cares is the only opportunity organizations have to submit a request for tickets. Kings Island no longer accepts written or verbal requests. If you have any further questions, please direct them to kicares@visitkingsisland.com.
  • It is important to accurately complete all the requested information on the application in order for your request to be considered.
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee a favorable response nor does it guarantee that the requested number of tickets on the application may be awarded.
  • Participation in previous KI Cares programs does not guarantee automatic placement in future years.

When does the KI Cares program open?

KI Cares will open February 1, 2020 (for the month only) to accept applications from qualifying non-profit organizations whose events/activities will occur between February 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

Can I submit a donation request without going through the KI Cares program?

No, KI Cares is the only opportunity organizations have to submit a request for tickets. Kings Island no longer accepts written or verbal requests.

What kind of donations does Kings Island donate?

  • KI Cares only donates single day admission tickets.
  • KI Cares does not donate monetarily, food or merchandise.
  • KI Cares does not donate season passes.

If I have applied in previous years for donations, do I have to apply again each year?

Yes, participation in previous KI Cares programs does not guarantee automatic placement in future years.

How long will it take for my request to process? 

The KI Cares Review Committee receives thousands of request to review each year so for some organizations, notification may take upwards to four weeks to receive a response. They are especially sensitive to responding as quickly as possible for those events being held so soon after our program opens.  Giving our committee as much time as possible by completing your application as soon as the program opens will help them to provide you with a response at the earliest possible moment.