Partners & Sponsors
Corporate Partnership & Sponsorship Opportunities
Become a Corporate Partner
ELK has a strong, 26-year presence in the metro Denver community, and we are committed to collaborating with many local organizations and businesses to identify community needs, increase organizational capacity, and fulfill our mission. There are many ways that we can partner to engage your employees and make a larger impact on youth in our community.
Every gift made to Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) helps us fulfill our mission just as every living organism contributes to an ecosystem. Help ELK continue to grow and thrive in any economic climate by becoming a sponsor of one of our programs or events. We will custom tailor your sponsorship benefits based on your company’s interests and sponsorship level. ELK utilizes a variety of marketing and public relations tools, online and offline, to increase community outreach and awareness of our programs and partnerships. Become a part of ELK’s family and future! Together we can help youth succeed!
For more information about ELK’s Corporate Partnership opportunities, contact:
Sean Cortes, Development Director
The Impact of Your Gift
Could support ELK’s Youth in Natural Resources (YNR) program that encourages youth, ages 14-25, to explore career options, gain work experience, and continue their education after high school.
Could support ELK’s Urban Ranger youth employment program, helping us to expand the program and hire more youth.
Could support ELK’s Learning Environmental Learning Activities for Families (LEAF) program – provide the opportunity for 15 families to have an overnight experience at the Downtown Denver Aquarium.
Could support an ELK youth for an entire year with science education, leadership development, and outdoor experiences!
Could provide a 4-6 week after-school program for 15 under-resourced students.
Could support 15 ELK students on a college campus tour, corporate facility tour, or other field trips.
Could provide an ELK youth with their first outdoor experience: fishing, camping, snowshoeing, etc.
North American Elk
The Anschutz Foundation
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
Denver Active 20/30 Children’s Foundation
The Denver Foundation
Karl & Barbara Friedman
Ann and Henry Klaiman
Mile High United Way
National Recreation Foundation
Scientific & Cultural Facilities District
Suncor Energy U.S.A.
The Outdoor Foundation
U.S. Bank Foundation
VF Outdoor LLC
Xcel Energy Foundation
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
$5,000 – $9,999
American Academy of Dermatology
Darcy and Ben Freer of The Gale Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
Pacific Life Foundation
Schlessman Family Foundation
Turner Foundation, Inc.
Wolf The Melvin and Elaine Wolf Foundation
Colorado Blue Spruce
$1,000 – $4,999
Joedy and Dr. Charles Arnold
Sara & Rob Bayless
Brendan Flynn Faddick Fund
David L. Bucknam Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scott and Sara Carpenter
Clif Bar Family Foundation
Colorado The Colorado Health Foundation
Community Shares Colorado
Jane Klawitter Crisman
Norris William Davis, III
Generation Wild Northeast Metro Coalition
Gilmore Construction Company
Keystone Policy Center (Next 100)
Lauren & Scott McEachron
Olsson Associates Foundation
Loretta Pineda and David Burchette
Polar Field Services, Inc.
Quality Community Foundation
Quick The Edmund and Eleanor Quick Foundation
Schoelzel Family Foundation
The Schuster Family Foundation
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