Partnerships and sponsorships

Partnerships can be key for program strength

Building partnerships and collaborating with a variety of community organizations can yield funding, logistical support, and more for your afterschool program. The information below will help you create a shared vision among potential partners and supporters.

Partnerships and In-Kind Donations: Encouraging the support and involvement of community allies can generate meaningful program content, in-kind donations and even funding. 

Foundations/Trusts/Private Partnerships: Many foundations and philanthropic organizations provide grants to afterschool programs.

Creating a Vision for Afterschool Partnerships: Creating and sharing a common vision is critical for the success of afterschool programs. This tool is intended to help the growing number of new afterschool partnerships create a shared vision for their work.

GSA/Army Partner for Child Care: As a part of the Soldier/GSA Child Care Subsidy Initiative, the U.S. Army and GSA have agreed to partner to make child care more affordable to Active Duty Army Personnel. Visit this site for more information on how this initiative can be helpful in your community.

Charting The Landscape, Mapping New Paths: Museums, Libraries, and K-12 Learning:
In 2004, the Institute of Museum and Library Services convened a conference and workshop examining the intersections of museums, libraries, and K-12 education. The resulting report captures the key issues that emerged at the workshop, highlights seminal project and partnership examples, and provides common language around a vision for how museum/school/library collaborations can contribute to a learning society.

Every Hour Counts Measurement Framework for Systems Building

This national coalition of citywide entities working towards building access and quality to out of school time opportunities has put together a measurement framework looking at systems, program and individual student measures. EHC followed up their measurement framework with a 2019 report on using data found here.

Wallace Foundation 2018: Governance Structures for City Afterschool Systems: Three Models