corporate giving programs
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The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat climate change, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water (EIN #: 75-3020477). Our programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, community gardens, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, and international hunger relief sites. FTPF’s groundbreaking mission, which has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Today Show, benefits the environment, human health, and animal welfare—all at once! For more, visit www.ftpf.org.
FTPF is proud to offer corporations a customized giving program to enhance their green initiatives. Business sponsorships present excellent media opportunities and a chance for company volunteers to work with our team and the community at a planting, if desired (otherwise, FTPF can fully represent sponsors in the field). We have hosted corporate volunteer groups as large as 350, with smiles on faces by the end of the planting, which typically lasts half a day. There are four types of sponsorships to choose from:
1. Sponsor-an-Orchard (… or more!)
Cost: Sponsorships average $4,500 per orchard for a typical orchard size of 40 large trees.
Description: Sponsored orchards result in fully functional fruit tree orchards that benefit the community almost immediately. You work with FTPF to choose the program area and location for the orchard, and we take care of the rest, including all related costs from start to finish such as tree procurement, horticultural training and workshops, transportation, equipment, design expertise, planting labor, irrigation, fencing installation (as needed), and aftercare consultations. Your employees can join us for the planting, or we can represent your involvement and provide photographs, media clips, and detailed information about your sponsored orchard, as well as installing signage at each site with your logo.
2. Program Underwriting
Cost: Varies depending on the scope of the effort, typically starting at $4,000 per orchard, with about 10-20 orchards per year.
Description: FTPF is proud to partner with socially responsible companies that provide underwriting support for an entire program. Doing so gives your company maximum exposure as the sole sponsor of an exciting, customized FTPF program, with exciting media opportunities at each planting. Current opportunities include programs that would work with food bank farms to feed hungry families, and low-income housing developments, amongst others (additional details available upon request). For examples of past program underwriting collaborations with larger companies, please see the following links:
• Communities Take Root program: www.communitiestakeroot.com
• Fruit Tree 101 program: stretchislandfruit.com/FruitTree101.aspx
3. General Organizational Support
Cost: Gifts of any amount are appreciated and are fully tax-deductible as allowed bylaw.
Description: Many businesses understand the great value of offering general support and would like to sign on as a “Proud Supporter” of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. Donations of this kind are deeply appreciated as they allow our programs to expand. This is our preferred type of support. FTPF is highly responsible with its funding, spending 91% of every dollar donated on programs.
4. Professional Partner Program
Small businesses of all types can support our work around the world, and also boost their business, by becoming a professional partner for $240 per year.
Learn more here.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831.621.8096 to discuss collaboration opportunities further. We look forward to working together to make the planet a healthier and greener place!