What We Do Not Fund

L Brands Does Not Fund The Following:

  • Organizations that are not public charities, tax-exempt under paragraph 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code;
  • Organizations based outside of the domestic United States (except through L Brands/Mast Cares);
  • Individuals, for any purpose (e.g. scholarships, hardship assistance, field trips);
  • Political candidates, committees or organizations;
  • Athletes, teams, sporting events or tournaments of any kind (amateur, professional), including charity golf tournaments;
  • Fundraising events such as telethons or walkathons, except for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in select cities;
  • Fashion shows, beauty pageants or contestants;
  • Labor and social organizations;
  • Churches and religious or sectarian organizations, unless engaged in a significant project benefiting the entire community;
  • Non-academic educational activities such as bands, choirs, proms, after-proms, graduations, etc;
  • Organizations that spend more than 20 percent of their revenue on overhead and fundraising costs;
  • Organizations that discriminate against people because of their age, race, creed, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or national origin;
  • Staff positions for governmental agencies;
  • Requests to fund publications, audio or video productions - although we may make an exception if they serve as supporting materials to a project within our focus; and
  • Requests to support travel for groups or individuals when that is the primary reason for the proposal.

Complete an online contribution request that may be found in the section Apply for Financial Support.