At the core of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (AIBF) is a desire to give back to the community that has contributed to our success.
Each year, AIBF allocates a budget to support community activities through contributions in the form of tickets or merchandise. However, requests have become so numerous that they exceed our financial and logistical capabilities. In order to fairly distribute our support to as many organizations as possible, we ask that you review the following information and complete the Donation Request Form.
Preference is given to local, New Mexico-based organizations. Organizations outside the state of New Mexico will also be considered.


We are pleased to provide a limited special donation request window for 2021. From now through Labor Day, we are making a limited number of 2021 General Admission Tickets available for qualified organizations. Read the requirements below and submit your request. We will return to a more normal schedule for 2022. 

Requests should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the date your item is needed.

2022 Donation Schedule

April 1 – August 1

Requests accepted/fulfilled

August 1 – November 1

No requests accepted

September 1 - November 1 

No requests fulfilled    


  • We only accept requests for merchandise and field admission.
  • AIBF does not make cash donations. 
  • AIBF does not share contact information for guests, sponsors, partners or any other parties.
  • We request that you pick up donated items. Once approved and fulfilled, they can be picked up at 4401 Alameda Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87113, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • We are unable to deliver donations.
  • Requests must be submitted using our online form. Written or e-mailed requests will not be accepted.
  • We will honor one (1) donation request per organization per year. Multiple requests within a calendar year will not be accepted.
  • Submitting a request does not guarantee a donation. 
  • Due to the volume of requests, we are unable to accept follow-up calls regarding the status of your request. If you haven't received a response two weeks prior to your event, please contact us at  
Thank you for your interest in the
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!