Partners & Sponsors


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

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO)


Corporate Partnership & Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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!

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

Sean Cortes, Development Director 
(720) 8657-4390

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.

Corporate Partners

North American Elk
$10,000 +

AJL Foundation

The Anschutz Foundation 

Argosy 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

Opus Foundation


Scientific & Cultural Facilities District

Suncor Energy U.S.A.

The Outdoor Foundation

U.S. Bank Foundation

Kristen Venick


VF 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

Opus Foundation

Pacific Life Foundation


Schlessman Family Foundation

Sierra Club

Turner Foundation, Inc.

Wolf The Melvin and Elaine Wolf Foundation

Wright-Ingraham Institute

Colorado Blue Spruce
$1,000 – $4,999

Joedy and Dr. Charles Arnold

Sara & Rob Bayless

Brendan Flynn Faddick Fund

Kirsten Brown

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

April Denmon

Eagle Creek


Freeport McMoRan

Generation Wild Northeast Metro Coalition

Gilmore Construction Company

Keystone Policy Center (Next 100)

Lauren & Scott McEachron

Craig Myles

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

Steps to Success

Emily Thaxton

Laurie Troge

VF Corporation