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EFP is a chartered "B Corporation," a designation of distinction for companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. EFP passed rigorous requirements for certification that ensures districts and sponsors of its social commitment. Read more
It’s an idea whose time has come: Significant and sustainable corporate sponsorships to support public education. Education Funding Partners (EFP) makes it easy for school districts to tap into the vast resource of corporate brands.
Global brands supporting local schools.
Bring these features home to your district:
- Sustainable, multi-year sponsorship dollars.
- No startup costs to district.
- Approval of all sponsor brands, messages, locations.
- Complete authority over how money is spent.
- Turnkey service: EFP determines value, finds sponsors, executes plan.
- 100% commission-based -- EFP is paid only after districts receive their checks.
Policies for corporate sponsorships are being rewritten every day (sample policy). The key is making sure districts have the final say over corporate messages and how they are displayed. EFP is sensitive to finding positive messages that fit in school settings. It’s a great example of where corporate social responsibility and educational needs intersect.
Large districts may use corporate dollars to save field trips, the arts, or a successful dropout prevention program. They may buy athletic uniforms, band instruments or science lab equipment. Money from web ads may be used to enhance the web site. In San Juan (Calif.) Unified, funds will be used to operate five academies, including the culinary academy to pay for daily trips to the grocery store.
Parents Support It
Surveys indicate 85% of parents support sponsorships to help their children and 75% approve naming rights.1 Most of them indicate they would be favorably inclined to buy products from education-related sponsors.2
- The High School Marketing Attitude Report - The Breakout Group; Winter 2007
- Yankelovich Youth Monitor
EFP provides unique access to national brands, playing the role of matchmaker with large school districts. We build the bridge between districts that need help and corporations that want to help. Local sponsors and partnerships are not affected. EFP is a chartered "B Corporation," a nonprofit organization representing companies committed to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
- EFP pioneered the concept of corporate sponsorships for public school districts.
- EFP works with Fortune 500 sponsors committed to long-term growth and support.
- EFP’s management team brings over 100 years of education, non-profit and Fortunate 100 experience.
- EFP signed a social pledge to keep sponsors out of classrooms and curricula, giving districts final say over brands, messages and locations.
- EFP is 100% commission-based, earning only a percentage of revenue raised and requiring no upfront money from districts.