Education Funding Partners

Corporate Marketing Sponsorships Exclusively for Major School Districts

Chicago, Illinois

United States

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About Education Funding Partners

Education Funding Partners (EFP) is the only national-scope, social enterprise that provides Fortune 500 corporate marketing sponsorships exclusively for major public school districts. EFP serves as an agent on behalf of districts and sponsors to secure high-value, education-friendly, multi-year company sponsorships in U.S. public school settings. EFP’s nation-wide program is streamlined for districts and scalable for sponsors, providing a real and sustainable solution to the public education funding crisis.

Education Funding Partners’ sponsorships enhance the school environment and add to the learning experience with tasteful, high-quality, and professionally-integrated branding, naming, and signage elements that reflect well on the districts’ intent to build sustainable, appropriate alternate revenue streams. All sponsorships are approved by the district and stay out of the classroom and curricula.

Education Funding Partners' management team has more than 35 years of combined experience working with school districts nationwide and over 100 years of combined experience working with Fortune 500 companies developing marketing and advertising campaigns.

We became a B Corp to prove that businesses can “do well by doing good.” EFP is committed to using the power of business to solve social problems and to consider the needs of all EFP stakeholders, including students, school districts, parents, teachers, administration, communities, and sponsoring companies.

The Change We Seek®

America’s public schools are in economic crisis: tax revenues and public reserves are declining. Eighteen states cut spending for K-12 instruction in fiscal year 2011 by $1.8 billion. Proposed cuts for the next fiscal year are much steeper: They total $2.5 billion for K-12 schools. EFP has a stewardship mentality about public education. There is economic urgency in supporting American public schools and we believe EFP’s Program can play a significant part of the financial solution.

Our vision is to enable sustainable corporate funding of the American public education system which is facing extraordinary economic hardship. Our mission is to bring education-friendly, nationally-respected corporate branding and naming sponsorships into public schools. Our goal is bold: EFP intends to bring $100 million of sustainable, annual unrestricted cash to major public school Districts by 2015.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2011
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
109
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Employees: Health insurance programs offered for all fulltime employees and their families; Offers 26+ days paid maternity leave

Community: Banks with a local institution

Environment: Worked with landlord to implement energy efficiency improvements; 50-75% printed materials use recycled paper content, FSC certified paper, or soy-based inks

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree