Fundraising Madness is
Coming to Washington, D.C. in 2017

BFG Video Overview

  • Attract an average of 30% new donors*
  • Keep donations regardless of advancement
  • Earn increased exposure for your nonprofit organization through localized advertising
  • Leverage the energy and excitement around the annual college basketball tournament for your own team of board members, staff, volunteers, and donors!
  • Promote a $1 minimum donation to encourage participation
  • Enjoy the all-inclusive, low cost credit card processing, marketing support, and administrative fee of 4.7% + $0.30 per donation we're able to provide as a fellow 501(c)3 organization
*Based on 2016 tournament data

Donor-ribbon Nonprofit Registration

Start by entering your personal contact information. Then, you'll be prompted to enter some basic details about your nonprofit organization.

Read more about our selection process.

Fastcompany Forbes In-innovation-awards The-chronicle-of-philanthropy Wishtv

How It Works

Think of the annual, 64-team college basketball tournament, but replace the teams with nonprofit organizations.

Now, instead of scoring baskets for points, points are scored by donating online at ($1 = 1 point). Also, instead of 40 minute games, our rounds are up to a week long and the nonprofit that wins the championship round will receive up to a $10,000 grand prize donation in addition to the money they raised each round.


About Us

Founded in 2011, Brackets For Good is a charitable, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Indianapolis. We're focused on helping other nonprofits generate awareness, grab the attention of new donors, and rally internal teams around a free-to-play, bracket-style fundraising tournament where everybody wins.

Thanks to our continued support, we're thrilled to be expanding into more philanthropic communities around the country.

We've helped raise over $2.7M for participating nonprofit organizations.



March 2016 – We hosted five 64-team tournaments, which took place in Indianapolis, Louisville, St. Louis, Ann Arbor Area, and the Twin Cities raising over $1,400,000 for participating nonprofits.

March 2015 – We hosted two 64-team tournaments. One in Indianapolis and one in Louisville and raised over $840,000 for participating nonprofits.

March 2014 – Our first 64-team tournament in Indianapolis helped raise $350,000 for participating tournaments.

March 2013 – Our first 16-team tournament raised $85,000 for participating nonprofits in Indianapolis.

March 2012 – Our first 8-team tournament raised $35,000 for participating nonprofits in Indianapolis.