“Without ELK's work with thousands of children each year, our community would be a poorer place. I like knowing I am a part of this organization through my personal support.”

- Joe Mauro, donor

Corporate Partnerships

Become a Corporate Partner

ELK has a strong, 25-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. We will custom tailor your sponsorship benefits based on your company’s interests and sponsorship level. 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 our youth succeed!

ELK Giving Levels

North American Elk: $10,000 +
An elk is one of the largest species of deer in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia.

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep: $5,000 - $9,999
Bighorn males, called rams, are famous for their large, curled horns. These impressive growths are a symbol of status and a weapon used in epic battles across the Rocky Mountains.

Colorado Blue Spruce: $1,000 - $4,999
A magnificent sight of silver blue-green spruce. Rated one of the most popular evergreens. It grows well while young and matures at 50-75’; 10-20’ spread in the landscape, up to 135’ and 35’ spread in the wild.

Red Fox: $500 - $999
Red foxes live around the world in many diverse habitats including forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. They also adapt well to human environments such as farms, suburban areas, and even large communities. The red fox's resourcefulness has earned it a legendary reputation for intelligence and cunning.

Western Tiger Salamander: $100 - $499
The tiger salamander, Colorado’s State amphibian, is the largest land-dwelling salamander in the world.

Rocky Mountain Columbine: $1 - $99
The white and lavender Columbine, Aquilegia caerules, was adopted as the official state flower on April 4, 1899 by an act of the General Assembly. In 1925, the General Assembly made it the duty of all citizens to protect this rare species from needless destruction or waste.

Each giving level is associated with Colorado’s natural environment and State Symbols. 

For more information about ELK’s Corporate Partnership Opportunities contact:

Kristina Gray, Director of Corporate Relations & Marketing
(720) 422-0634

Community Stewardship and Cleanup Projects

Join ELK staff, board and youth for a service project at a local park, pond, or along the South Platte. Employees and their families will have the opportunity to improve parks, neighborhoods and communities that need it most.

Lunch ‘n Learn

Invite your staff for lunch and a short presentation about ELK. We would love the opportunity to promote your employee giving programs and/or recruit volunteers who love the outdoors, want to make a difference for youth, and just want to get outside.

Fishing Clinics

ELK staff and youth fishing clinics are a perfect way to get your employees outside and engaged with our youth.  These clinics are facilitated by ELK youth who teach the community about fish anatomy, aquatic ecology, and fishing.

Facility Tours

ELK is always looking for ways to connect youth to educational and professional career goals. Your organization can partner with ELK by providing a tour of your company and help us educate youth about the many options they have.

Educational Presentations

Provide your employees the opportunity to share their educational and career experiences with ELK youth at Leadership meetings. ELK students implemented a monthly Friday night Leadership meeting that provides them with an opportunity to bond with other students, develop their leadership skills, explore inclusivity, and discuss how they are going to participate in a positive way within their community. Monthly topics range from guest speakers sharing their career path, current events, college preparation, and discussion of their own hopes and fears.