General Instructions

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a contestant on “The Philanthropist” – the only Educational and Informational Reality T.V. Show that Elevates Extraordinary People. In order to participate please complete the following application.

All application materials become property of “The Philanthropist, Inc” and will not be returned. If you would like to retain a copy, please make one prior to sending in your materials. We are excited about your potential participation and wish you the best of luck!

Terms and Conditions

You must meet the following eligibility requirements (which may be changed at any time) in order to participate in the T.V. Series whether you are an individual contestant or a part of 501c3 Corporation.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must voluntarily submit to a background check.
  • You may not be a candidate for public office.
  • Neither you nor any of your immediate family members or anyone living in your household are or have been within the past o year an employee, or contractors of any of the following:
    • (a) The Philanthropist, Inc,
      (b) Any person or entity involved in the development, production, distribution or other exploitation of the T.V. Series,;
      (c) Any known major sponsor of the Series or its advertising agency,
      (d) Any Philanthropist or any entity owned or controlled by any Philanthropist, or
      (e) Any person or entity supplying services or prizes to the T.V. Series.

Additional Forms

The Audition Release and Submitted Materials Release Release must also be submitted in order to be accepted as a contestant.

Applicant Name:

Address Line 1

City / Town

State / Province / Region

Zip / Postal Code

Email Address

Occupation or Place of Employment (if applicable)

Do you have a degree?


Charity or Cause Name

Charity or Cause Website

If you're applying as a part of a group, please provide the name of your collaborators:

Are you a part of 501c3 Non-Profit Organization?

What is the official name of the Organization or Corporation?

Date you received your 501c3 status?

How many employees are within the organization?

How many individuals are actively participating on your board?

At any given time, how many volunteers support the organization?

How is the organization supported (Grants, Donor funds, other)? Please explain:

What are you seeking from one or more of our Philanthropists and Why?

Why do you want to pitch your Charity or Cause on our show?

What is your unique selling proposition? What is your “hook,” and why is your Charity or Cause so special that it deserves to be heard in front of established Philanthropists?

Explain the most successful fundraising activity that you've participated in.

Describe the circumstances surrounding how you conceived, developed or became an ambassador/employee/volunteer of your Cause.

List any organizations or clubs with which you’re associated with or your non-profit is partnered with.

List any awards or accolades you or your non-profit has received.

How much time per week do you dedicate to your Charity or Cause?

Do you receive any pay or compensation for what you do?
If not, why do you keep doing it?