A Partner In The Community

An important dimension of MGM Resorts International's history and character is its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. MGM Resorts believes that it can both excel as a profit-making business and make a positive contribution to the benefit of its employees, its community and the environment.


MGM National Harbor supports nonprofit agencies that provide direct services to people living in the communities where our project has an impact, as well as where our future employees live. MGM National Harbor’s 2016 philanthropic contributions will reflect not only the communities that we serve, but also our parent company MGM Resorts International’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and to building stronger host communities. In accordance with the Community Benefit Agreement between Prince George’s County, MD and MGM National Harbor, MGM has committed to an annual contribution to The Community Foundation.

Funding Eligibility Requirements

Your organization must be a registered, qualified tax-exempt, section 501 (c)(3) charity based in the metropolitan Washington region: Prince George’s and Montgomery County, MD, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.

We fund work that:

  • Has a clear strategy
  • Can be effectively measured to evaluate success
  • Approaches challenges with a commitment to long-term change
  • Builds an inclusive and diverse community
  • Uses innovation to address a social issue

We do not Fund: 

  • Organizations in operation for less than 3 years
  • Faith-based organizations except for programs that benefit the community as a whole
  • PTA and PTO organizations Private education institutions
  • Fraternal and sorority organizations 
  • Athletic teams and clubs 
  • Capital or endowment campaigns
  • Political action groups, candidates or lobbying efforts

Please click the button below to access the online request form.

MGM National Harbor is currently accepting requests for 2018

Request Form

Incomplete forms and those with missing documentation will not be considered.

Each request must be submitted no later than 45 days prior to your sponsorship deadline.No phone calls or emails for status update.

Charitable Contributions

MGM National Harbor is deeply committed to making positive contributions to the overall quality of life for residents in Prince George’s County, Maryland and to those within neighboring communities in the metropolitan Washington region. Through our monetary, in-kind, and volunteerism support, we invest in charitable organizations that:

Alleviate critical gaps in our communities’ social infrastructure (especially food insecurity, public education and health and wellness initiatives)

Improve the economic development and culture and environmental sustainability of our communities

Funding Focus


K-12 public education, public colleges and universities, community colleges  

Fighting Hunger

Programs that provide access and nutritious meals for food-insecure individuals and families within the community.

Health and Wellness

Programs that encourage a healthy lifestyle and improve one’s well-being while reducing social and health challenges. 

Workforce Development

Educational and training programs that align with our business and prepare individuals for sustainable career opportunities.

Environmental Sustainability

Programs that improve the quality of our environment and promote sustainability through education, stewardship of community ecosystems, conservation and beautification.

Who We Partner With

We seek to get involved with companies and organizations that align with the following principles:

  • Our contributions must address the most critical community needs, principally in Prince George’s county extending to the greater Maryland area.
  • We strive to develop partnerships and make contributions that result in systemic change and that have long-term impact.
  • While in the process of engaging, we strive to cultivate leadership among our partners and offer expertise in order to sustain our good works.
  • We value sustainable returns on investment and interdependence between our company and the community.
  • Organizations seeking grants or sponsorship monies must demonstrate the practice and advancement of the principles of diversity and inclusion.


Do you have deadlines for application submission?

We accept and review applications on a quarterly basis within 30-90 days of their submission.

Can I submit a paper application?

No, all applications must be submitted through our online application process.

When will I be contacted about the status of my request?

After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation of your submission. After an initial review, you may be contacted to provide additional information

Will I need to submit a report of outcomes, impact and metrics?

If selected for funding, you may be asked to provide stories of success along with high-resolution photos

Can I apply for funding multiple times throughout the year?

Due to the volume of requests received and the limited resources, we can only accommodate one request per organization each calendar year. 

If my organization is selected to receive funding, does that support guarantee future funding?

Unfortunately, no. MGM National Harbor has full discretion to select a variety of organizations to support, which may change year over year.