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Helping Hands

As a locally owned and family operated business, we are dedicated to giving back to our community. Our giving is focused on need-based initiatives that promote education and wellness for children and adults in our community. Our partnerships with local not-for-profits consist of the following:

  • Discounted rates for not-for-profit fundraising events here at the winery

    • Not-for-profit organizations hosting a fundraising event will receive 15% discount off rental rates to help put more money back into their organization.​ Contact our Event Coordinator at for more information on hosting your next fundraiser with us.

  • Scholarship opportunities for local high school students entering college​

    • ​Scholarship awards are based on the student being an active member in his/her community with a focus on service work and community involvement. 

    • (3) scholarships are awarded each June to deserving students (scholarship applications are available via our website each spring)

  • Volunteering our time to support the mission of many local not-for-profits

  • Donations to charitable organizations (could include gift basket, wine, gift card, or other merchandise)​​

The following types of requests/organizations are not eligible for charitable support:

  • Athletes, teams, individuals, sporting events, competitive events, or tournaments of any kind seeking assistance or sponsorship. Although youth groups and sports teams/leagues are such a vital part of our community, due to the nature of our business (alcohol-related), The Sycamore Winery/Big Leaf Brewing will not provide donations or sponsorships that involve youth. The winery or brewery logo is not always appropriate on youth shirts or banners at youth events, therefore a sponsorship or alcohol donation request will not be given in these instances. 

  • Non-charitable organizations - All organizations requesting a donation must be an Indiana not-for-profit organization (501C or equivalent) and provide their Tax ID number.

  • Groups seeking assistance for personal travel (e.g., travel to conferences, training or learning programs, weddings/reunions/anniversaries/funerals, mission trips, races, contests, competitions, etc.)

  • Third-party donation requests on behalf of an organization, including cause-based event participation fundraising (e.g. charity races, walks for a cause, etc.) - Donations can only be made directly to the not-for-profit organization itself and not a third party.

  • Religious organizations, labor organizations, political organizations, and fraternal or membership organizations (this does not include US Military and Veterans Groups).

  • Government entities such as political candidates, committees, or organizations.


Donation requests must be completed using our online request form below. All organizations requesting a donation must be an Indiana not-for-profit organization (501C or equivalent) and provide their Tax ID number. Donations for alcohol and/or gift cards must also receive additional approval from Indiana State Excise. Depending on the nature of the event, an alcohol and/or gaming permit may be required by Excise before a donation can be approved. It is the responsibility of the requesting organization to obtain all permits needed before submitting a donation request to us. 

Please understand that we receive a very large number of requests and not all requests can be granted. Requests are reviewed by our staff monthly and we will be in touch if your request is granted. All donation requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the request fulfillment date or event date in order for your request to be considered. 



Thank you for submitting your donation request. We will be in touch if your request is granted.

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