Our Partners make it possible

Creating a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters benefits America’s most important asset—our children. Each one of our partners helps start something.

Partners. Heroes.

Successful partnerships with businesses, foundations, and organizations are fundamental to supporting children. They provide for children in need and contribute to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.

Partners and sponsors can support us through:

  • philanthropic gifts that drive growth
  • employee-centric volunteer or donor partnerships
  • high-impact cause-related marketing relationships

Corporate alliances unite your company’s charitable giving with Big Brothers Big Sisters, protecting and providing a better future for America's children. 

Community Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters provide the opportunity for employees or members of your organization to volunteer in the community. Our volunteer programs also build teamwork and employee engagement.

Foundations and corporations provide grants that enable tremendous organization-wide growth in the number of children served.

Advocacy partners understand the importance of helping children and support our services in communities across the country.

Government partners support our mission with necessary grants and fundamental initiatives.


Start a partnership with us.

Supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters has never been easier. If you want to discuss becoming a:

  • Cause-marketing sponsor
  • Volunteer partner
  • Foundation or corporate philanthropy donor
  • Community or government partner

Contact Rich Howard, Executive Director, at Rich.Howard@bbbsmcr.orgor 517-372-0160

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Community Partners

Do your community a service. Start a community partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. In making an impact on area kids, community partners make an impact close to home. Plus, they can build member teamwork and loyalty in the process.

To find out more about a community partnership, please contact us at 0196info@bbbsmcr.org or 517-372-0160.

 

Thanks to Our Partners

Because of you, thousands of kids across the country have a renewed outlook on life and the potential to achieve their dreams. So, thank you:


LANSING SCHOOL DISTRICT

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS



Thank You to Our School-Based Partnerships:

Clinton County:  DeWitt High School, Scott Elementary, Herbison Woods

Ingham County:  MacDonald Middle School, Marble Elementary, Whitehills Elementary, Sycamore Elementary, Hope Middle School, East Lansing High School, Forest View Elementary, North Elementary, Wexford Montessori Magnet

Ionia County:  Belding High School, Woodview Elementary, Ionia High School, Rather Elementary

 

Government Partners

Federal government support and funding enables local agencies to make a significant impact in their communities and helps maintain strong standards nationally. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has been awarded competitive grants from the following Federal agencies to reinforce our work on behalf of America’s at-risk children:

Government Partners Supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Corporation for National and Community Service 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  

If you are interested in partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters on public policy initiatives, please contact us 517-372-0160.

Foundations

With the support of foundations, Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to keep reaching out to at-risk children and providing them with much-needed role models. Every child that gains a new perspective regains their opportunity to achieve their future goals.

If you would like to learn more about how your foundation can start big change and support the growth of Big Brothers Big Sisters, please contact Rich Howard, Executive Director, at Rich.Howard@bbbsmcr.org or 517-372-0160.

We are grateful to the following foundations and philanthropic supporters:

Granger Foundation

  

Capital Area United Way

United Way of Montcalm and Ionia Counties
www.liveunited.org 

Capital Region Community Foundation 

 Bennie C. Wickens Foundation

Joe D. Pentecost Foundation

W.B. and Candace Thoman Foundation 



Private and Corporate Foundations Supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of America


                     
      
      
      
      

Family Foundations Supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Formanek Charitable Trust
Hanover Family Trust
James Annenberg La Vea Charitable Foundation
Kommerstad Foundation
T. Boone Pickens Foundation

Advocacy Partners

Sometimes a unified voice can more greatly impact children and families. Together with organizations that share our values and goals, we work to address many issues that children face in America today. We are proud to partner with the following organizations:

Advocacy Partners Supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of America 

America’s Promise
Independent Sector
Leadership 18
National Collaboration for Youth

If you would like to learn more about how your organization can become a Big Brothers Big Sisters Advocacy Partner, please contact us at 517-372-0160.

What Our Partners Say

“Simply stated, the mentoring provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters improves the human condition for children in this country. It is a fact that the more someone cares about you, the more you care about yourself.”
 - Albert Wright, UPS Foundation

“By supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters, MetLife Foundation has an effective vehicle to reach young people, to improve their education outcomes and achievement, and also to connect more young people with caring adults.”
 - April Hawkins, MetLife Foundation

“Arby’s really believes in the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Throughout the course of the Arby’s Charity Tour, over 15 million dollars has been raised, both through the proceeds of the golf tournaments and the charity auctions, and also through customer donations in our stores. But we need more donors. We need other corporations, and in particular we need individual donors.”
 - Sharron Barton, Arby’s

“I was introduced to Big Brothers Big Sisters at a personal level by a friend who decided to be a Big. We knew she’d help her Little Sister Silvera. What we didn’t know was that Nancy’s life would be completely changed by the experience. Isn’t it extraordinary that Big Brothers Big Sisters can do that for so many more people? 100 Women in Hedge Funds is so proud to be designated by Big Brothers Big Sisters as a Visionary Leader. Like Big Brothers Big Sisters, we put a great importance on accountability and our goal was to make a difference.”
 - Dana Hall, 100 Women in Hedge Funds

“We partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters so we can make sure that children born today can realize their potential.”
 - W. Wilson Goode, Sr., Former Mayor of Philadelphia, Amachi Director