Corporate Social Responsibility Partnerships 

The Guide Dog Foundation is based on creating life-changing partnerships.  We fulfill our mission by creating partnerships between people and guide dogs.  That effort is supported and made possible through our other partnerships with individual supporters, organizations and corporations.

We welcome corporate partnerships as a means for us to realize financial support and the ability to reach more people about our programs.  In turn, a partnership tie-in with the Foundation can help a company achieve some significant business benefits such as an enhanced image with customers, the demonstration of a commitment to social responsibility, the creation of product differentiation, the generation of an emotional connection to customers, and securing and retaining of valued employees. 

Companies support the Guide Dog Foundation through:

* Foundation Grants
* Cause-Related Marketing
* Program Sponsorship
* Employee Activities

At the Guide Dog Foundation, our staff has worked with companies of all sizes in creating a mutually beneficial partnership programs through one or more of the following:

Cause Related Marketing: A percentage of sales is contributed to the Foundation. Your company will have the authorized rights to the Foundation’s name and logo.  This approach offers the creation of a new, promotional platform offering internal integration capabilities (sales, public relations, employees, etc.) and long-term partnership potential.

Programs Underwriting: Sponsor existing Foundation programs or a portion of our new campus buildings and facilities.

Employee Involvement: An organized program designed to offer employees an opportunity to volunteer to raise funds through special events, matching gifts or payroll deduction programs.

A group from VSP stand with their GDF thank you plaque.

Why Partner with the Guide Dog Foundation?

According to a recent Cone Communications Report on cause-related marketing trends, corporate partnerships make good business sense. The report showed:

91% of consumers say they would switch brands to one associated with a cause.

87% of consumers want to see more products, services and retailers support worthy issues.

91% of consumers have a more positive image of a company linked to a cause.

87% of consumers are more likely to trust and 87% are more loyal to companies that support social issues
To get started on a new partnership today, or for more information, contact the Guide Dog Foundation Development Office at (800) 548-4337 or (631) 930-9000.