Sponsorship

Project 509 offers a variety of Corporate and Group Sponsorship levels. This is an excellent opportunity for businesses, schools, religious organizations, community groups, and family foundations to positively impact an entire community for years to come.  

New rain catchment systems cost $1500 to build; existing ones cost $500 to repair & retrofit.                 These figures include:

  1. Buying all materials
  2. Packing them in by mule (a 4-6 hour hike each way)
  3. Digging, lining, capping, and plumbing a high-capacity, below ground cistern (approx. 1,100 gallons)
  4. Building and attaching the actual rain catchment system to a roof.

Partners | Donate $3000 and up

  • Logo placed at end of video
  • Large logo and web link listed on Supporters Page
  • Blog post specifically related to your organization and how your partnership is critical to our success.
  • One personalized Facebook blast (linked with Instagram) posted to your wall before we leave, three update blasts during our trip, and one more after we return.
  • One originally branded photo (with hat, sticker, t-shirt etc) taken in Haiti, thanking you for your support, included in update blast.
  • We will work with you to develop a unique and appropriate branding package.

Sponsor | Donate $1500 - $2999

  • Medium logo and web link listed on Supporters Page
  • Blog post specifically related to your support
  • One personalized Facebook blast (linked with Instagram) posted to your wall before we leave, three update blasts during our trip, and one more after we return.
  • One originally branded photo (with hat, sticker, t-shirt etc) taken in Haiti, thanking you for your support, included in update blast.
  • We will work with you to develop a unique and appropriate branding package.

Funder | Donate $500 - $1499

  • Name and web link listed on Supporters Page
  • Blog post specifically related to your support
  • One personalized Facebook / Instagram blast - posted to your wall - before, during, and after our trip.

Donor | Donate $100 - $499

  • Name listed on Supporters Page ... make donation HERE
  • One personalized Facebook blast - posted to your wall - thanking your for your support

Contributor | Donate $5 - $99

  • Name listed on Supporters Page ... make donation HERE
  • One personalized Facebook blast - posted to your wall - thanking your for your support

Jesse Baker, founder of Project 509, two-time TEDx presenter, UC Irvine Sustainability Fellow, and former professor with a PhD in Environmental Policy is available for speaking – either in person, or via Skype – to select corporate / group donors prior to our departure, and / or when we return (expenses to be paid by sponsor). This is especially appropriate for school groups; please contact Jesse directly for details.

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We pay Haitians that we directly work with at least 2 times the going rate for their labor; this is an important part of contributing to the community, developing trust, and supporting a partnership based on dignity.

No wages, stipends, or payments of any kind are made to Project 509 founders or affiliates.

Please contact us directly with any questions, concerns, or ideas.