Thank you for considering support for Friends of Trees as a community sponsor. Our mission is to inspire stewardship of our communities and environment by bringing people together to plant and care for urban trees and natural areas. Our programs address several interconnected social, environmental, and economic needs in the region. Our Neighborhood Trees Program organizes neighbors to plant trees along city streets. Our Green Space Initiative organizes people to restore and enhance urban/suburban parks and open spaces, deepening local connections to native ecosystems.
This important work would not be possible without the generous support of community-minded businesses like yours.
Friends of Trees also relies upon financial and in-kind support from public agencies, private foundations, and individual members to help us continue bringing communities together to green urban areas in the Pacific Northwest.
We offer two main pathways for businesses to support Friends of Trees -- and to demonstrate their commitment to our community and the environment:
Looking for a way to connect with your customers and demonstrate your commitment to healthier, greener cities in the Pacific Northwest? Your contribution will support a Friends of Trees planting wherever we're organizing events - throughout eastside Portland neighborhoods and the entire metro region, including Eugene and Salem, as well as Vancouver, WA.
Please download our 2015-2016 Sponsorship Prospectus to learn much more about how we can partner with you.
Below is a sample of some of the benefits of a planting sponsorship:
- Your company logo on Neighborhood Trees tags for each tree planted
- Acknowledgement on our Business Support webpage
- A Friends of Trees Planting Sponsor badge to display on your web site
- Social media outreach/promotion highlighting your sponsorship
- Opportunity to speak in opening remarks at the planting event
- Your company name on our planting calendar
- Opportunity for your employees to participate in the planting event you sponsor
- Season-end report describing the project's accomplishments
- Two tickets to our annual spring Leadership Awards Luncheon
- Acknowledgment in our annual report
Looking for a fun and original way to recognize your customers or employees? The Planting Partner Program presents an alternative method for businesses to support to Friends of Trees at levels lower than a traditional planting event sponsorship. The Planting Partner program is scalable to virtually any level and is an environmentally-beneficial, community-friendly way to promote product sales, recognize new customers, honor employee achievements or other company milestones.
These are small, native trees that are planted by volunteers as part of our Green Space program in the Portland metro region. Your participation helps offset the cost of planting these trees. At the end of our planting season, we'll send you a letter verifying your trees were planted - and you'll also receive a 'Planting Partner/Friends of Trees' web badge that you can place on your website to demonstrate your commitment to your community, the environment and Friends of Trees.
Blocks of fifty trees are available in a tiered pricing plan, starting at $250 for 50 trees. Price breaks are available starting at quantities as low as 200 trees. This program can be scaled to virtually any level you need.
If you'd like to read more about all of the different ways you can support Friends of Trees as a business partner, please download our 2015-2016 Sponsorship Prospectus. We'd love to talk with you about structuring a sponsorship package that's right for your business.
Please contact Mary Kate Narcisi at MaryKateN@FriendsofTrees.org or 503-467-2512 if you have questions, need more information or would like to discuss ways we can work together. We are a creative and flexible organization and are happy to work with you to find the right fit.