Carowinds takes great pride in the many contributions we make annually to help non-profit, civic and school organizations throughout the region. In 2012, Carowinds donated more than $400,000 in in-kind donations through our work with various non-profit organizations, including events, give-a-ways, ticket donations and more! Below is a sampling of the many events and organizations we help support. If you are interested in our ticket donation program, please click on the tab "Carowinds Cares Charitable Program" on the left.

Carowinds Cares


At Carowinds we are dedicated to making people happy with fun, thrills, and memorable experiences. We strive to support our neighbors through an active community relations program ranging from long standing and valued relationships.

Our Carowinds Cares charitable donation ticket program is geared to those non-profit organizations meeting all requirements and are subject to ticket availability. A ticket request does not guarantee a donation and a maximum of two (2) tickets per request per year may be granted. Please note that we get a very large number of requests every year and are unable to respond to phone calls and individual inquiries.

The 2015 application window is now open! CLICK HERE to review our submission guidelines.

Every year literally thousands lace up their sneakers and head to Carowinds for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. The walk features a 3.1-mile course through the park and offers rarely seen views of many popular attractions. Carowinds has been hosting the JDRF for 22 years raising more than $10 million for the organization.
For 10 years, The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central & Western North Carolina has hosted their Family Reunion Picnic event at Carowinds, in which the Park donates meal and admission tickets to nearly 2,000 attendees (an over $151,960.00 value).
Carowinds and the Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure™ have teamed up for Carowinds for the Cure to raise money for breast cancer awareness. In 2011, Carowinds for the Cure raised more than $40,000 in the fight against breast cancer.
Carowinds is a proud supporter of the Give Kids the World Passport Program, which allows families who have visited the Give Kids the World Village to play at the Park for free. Give Kids the World welcomes families with children who struggle with life-threatening illnesses to come stay at their world renowned village in Kissimmee, FL.