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Partnering with BUILD is a natural extension of what you do best: business. Giving of your profits, time or products is a high-impact, innovative and engaging way to leverage your skills and achievements to help high school students realize their potential through starting and operating small businesses. BUILD offers its corporate partners the opportunity to be highly involved or only minimally involved in their giving.

What works for you, works for us.

Customized Collaboration

BUILD works with your company to customize a partnership that expresses your philanthropic goals and reflects your corporate culture. We ensure that your investment is directed to helping BUILD students start successful businesses, get on track to graduate from high school and attend the college of their choice. Opportunities for partnership include volunteering, mentoring, financial support, event underwriting and event sponsorship.


Because BUILD collaborates with dozens of schools, nonprofits, corporations, foundations and consultants, our corporate partners automatically have a direct connection to community organizations. Your relationship with BUILD also links you to a successful brand with a proven model of educational empowerment and achievement.

Being a BUILD Corporate Partner has numerous privileges and benefits that include, but are not limited to:
1. Share in the recognition of and credit for the inspiring accomplishments of the BUILD program and students, which can significantly enhance your company's community-relations and corporate image.
2. Engage in numerous networking opportunities with top business leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C. and Boston.
3. Realize the value from marketing, PR, and advertising opportunities tied to the annual Holiday Sales Bazaar, BUILD Gala and Youth Business Plan Competition.

Exclusive Membership

Join BUILD's Corporate EXCEL-erators, our most exclusive club. For annual contributions of $100,000 or more, your company can join other companies committed to high-return corporate philanthropy and educational equity. Corporate Excel-Erators are, like BUILD, innovative, gutsy and strategic.

Member companies receive recognition in BUILD publications and at community events. Your membership in BUILD’s Corporate Excel-erators serves as an example of your philanthropic commitment to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth. Your support helps young people succeed in school and lead in their communities, ensuring that they become the next generation of CEOs and entrepreneurs. Corporate EXCEL-erators can also have an employee serve as a judge at our annual Youth Business Plan Competition, where your company will realize the marketing and PR benefits from serving in this privileged role.

So what are you waiting for? Join BUILD in using entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.


BUILD Headquarters: 2385 Bay Road •  Redwood City, CA 94063

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