The Make-A-Wish Foundation® wants its partners to know they’re valued. We are dedicated to building long-term, integrated strategic alliances with our corporate partners. The Foundation believes that “integrated” and “strategic” mean that each alliance focuses a myriad of the corporation’s valuable assets towards helping advance the mission of the Foundation, both nationally and at the local level.
Ideally, each corporate sponsorship is crafted as a Five Star alliance and entails all five of the following:
Wish Granting Funds
Working capital dollars that can be channeled by the national office to chapters to underwrite the granting of wishes and operational functions of the charity.
Budget-relieving products and services needed for wish granting, wish enhancements and/or operations.
Marketing and Advertising Support
Blue-chip advertising opportunities for the Foundation to share its mission, programs and philosophy, thereby enabling chapters to increase donations and volunteers, ensuring more wishes are granted.
A corporation’s commitment to educating its workforce about the mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® and to encourage their active involvement, volunteerism, referrals and donations.
A company’s commitment to provide introductions to corporate partners, vendors, manufacturers or business colleagues who may be able to become additional sponsors and/or supporters of the Foundation.
The Foundation offers national sponsorship levels to suit the needs of every company that would like to be part of its mission. Our sponsors know their contributions are devoted to a mission that has a positive impact on thousands of sick children, and their employees often become some of our most valued supporters.
$5 million minimum guaranteed annual cash and in-kind commitment. A national sponsor wishing to wrap around the Make-A-Wish® mission, adopt title sponsorship of a wish platform or sponsorship of a signature campaign, claim ‘premier’ category status, and receive maximum recognition rights and benefits from the Foundation. Three-year commitment is required.*
$1.5 million minimum guaranteed annual cash and in-kind commitment. A national sponsor wishing to wrap around the Make-A-Wish® mission, adopt a co-sponsorship position of a wish platform or signature campaign, and receive substantial recognition rights and benefits from the Foundation. Three-year commitment is required.*
$500,000 minimum guaranteed annual cash and/or in-kind commitment. A national sponsor wishing to adopt a co-sponsorship of a wish platform, and receiving numerous recognition rights and benefits from the Foundation. Three-year commitment is required.*
A company wishing to name the Make-A-Wish Foundation® its “charity of choice” and conduct its own fundraising through internal and external channels to benefit the Foundation. Minimum guarantee of $250,000 annually. One year or short-term commitments are permitted.
* Certain minimum cash requirements due upon contract signing. The financial commitments above are based upon resources directly benefiting and donated to the Foundation, and do not include the value associated with the successful activation of the alliance. Make-A-Wish® seeks partners committed to providing a minimum of a 1:1 sponsorship/activation ratio.
Become a Sponsor
The Foundation’s sponsors are a key part of helping grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Our partners range from small businesses to some of the world’s largest, most are recognizable corporations, and each is committed to helping the Foundation enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
You may download the Make-A-Wish Foundation® Sponsorship E-Kit here.
If you would like to aid our mission or learn about how we can fit into your sponsorship goals, please contact one of our Staff Members by visiting our Staff Page.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut
126 Monroe Turnpike
Trumbull, CT 06611