Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)
Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO)


Become a Corporate Partner

ELK has a strong, 27-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. 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!

Community Clean Up Projects

Join ELK staff, board and youth for a service project at a local park, pond, or in the far Northeast community. Employees and their families will have the opportunity to improve parks, neighborhoods and communities that need it most.

Educational Presentations

  • ELK History and Values, led by our Urban Rangers
  • Intersectionality between environmental justice and  outdoor equity
  • Co-Creative outdoor learning spaces

Lunch ‘n Learn

Invite your staff for lunch and a short presentation about ELK. We would love the opportunity to promote your employee giving programs and/or recruit volunteers who love the outdoors, want to make a difference for youth or just want to get outside.


For more information about ELK’s Corporate Partnership opportunities, contact:

Sean Cortes, Development Director
(720) 8657-4390

The Impact of Your Gift


Allow ELK to expand its program offerings to new communities or schools. This enables ELK to establish programs in two additional schools, and each program serves an average of 25 students, which would result in 50 new participants.


The donation might enable ELK to invest in capacity-building efforts. This could involve staff training, volunteer recruitment and training, or enhancing organizational infrastructure. While the impact might not be as immediately quantifiable, it can contribute to the organization’s long-term effectiveness and reach.


Helps support ELK’s Urban Ranger youth employment program, helping us to expand the program and hire more youth. 


Helps support ELK’s Environmental Learning Activities for Families (LEAF) program and can provide the opportunity for 15 families to attend a camping trip.

Rocky Mountain

$ 25,000
  • Presenting Sponsor at one out of 3 exclusive ELK events
  • 1 table of 10 at ELK'N Eggs Event
  • Quarterly meeting w/ Executive Director
  • Tabling opportunities at ELK events
  • Marketing Opportunities:
    - Logo on ELK Lobby TV that reaches an average of 800 guests monthly
    - Sponsorship of one of ELK's trademark educational programs
    - Logo on ELK Website
    - Quarterly social media post
  • Volunteer opportunities

Sand Dunes

$ 10,000
  • Tabling opportunities at ELK events
  • 1 table of 10 at ELK'n Eggs Event
  • Marketing Opportunities:
    - Logo on ELK Lobby TV that reaches an average of 800 guests monthly
    - Logo on ELK website
    - Bi-annual social media post

Mesa Verde

$ 5,000
  • Marketing Opportunities:
    - Logo on ELK Lobby TV that reaches an average of 800 guests monthly
    - Logo on ELK website
    - 1 social media post a year

Black Canyon

$ 2,500
  • Marketing Opportunities:
    - Logo on ELK Lobby TV that reaches an average of 800 guests monthly
    Logo on ELK website


North American Elk
$10,000 +

Ann & Henry Klaiman

Argosy Foundation

Barbara Kingsolver

Charles Schwab

Denver Active 20/30 Children’s Foundation


George H. & Estelle M. Sands

Great Outdoors Colorado

Kettering Family Foundation

REI Cooperative Action Fund

Richard Reed Foundation

Scientific & Cultural Facilities District

The Gateway Fund II of the Denver Foundation

The Nature Conservancy

The North Face

The Trust for Public Land

The VF Foundation

The Wilderness Society

Tony Grampus Youth Services

Xcel Energy

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
$5,000 – $9,999

Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Outdoor Fund

Climax Molybdenum

Colorado Department of Human Services

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Laird Norton Enterprises

M.B. Glassman Foundation

New Belgium Brewery

Quality Community Foundation

The Denver Foundation

The Piton Foundation

Tulsa Community Foundation

US Bank

Colorado Blue Spruce
$1,000 – $4,999

American Stars Cleaning Services

Annie Kao

Ashley Henson

Carrol Rhead

Charlie Atkins

Charnell Parker McMullen Bushman

Christopher Gallus

Conservation Colorado Education Fund

Stacie and Scott Gilmore

Craig Myles

Daniel P. Schwartz

Delta Dental of Colorado

Denver Office of Economic Development

Emily Thaxton

Gilmore Construction Company

Hispanic Access Foundation

Hollis Family Fund

Howard Israel and Mindy Israel Family Trust

Jessica Ostermick

Kensington Development Partners

Kristian Lichtenfels

Lacey Golonka

Laurie Troge

Loretta Pineda & David Burchette

Money/Arenz Foundation, Inc.

Ryan Nichols

Norris William Davis, III

Olsson Associates Foundation


PB and K Family Foundation

Raymond Rivera

Robert Bayless

Ron Ramey

Samantha Palladino

Sarah Moore

Schoelzel Family Foundation

Stephanie Tanny

The Denver Foundation March On Fund

Theodore Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

VF Outdoor LLC