Creating Shared Value

A partnership with the VAPA Foundation will blend your organization’s goals with our programmatic objectives. Our collaborations will demonstrate your company’s values and social responsibility to stakeholders. In fact, companies that commit to philanthropy enjoy higher employee morale, a stronger public image, and stronger customer loyalty. Institutional support is critical to our success, so we help our partners meet local reach business objectives, while supporting the San Diego Unified School District through the visual and performing arts.


Investing in the VAPA Foundation provides critical support to our programs. Small businesses, start-ups and national corporations partner with us to create a proven, sustainable impact on the lives of the children and families we benefit through the visual and performing arts.

Cause marketing campaigns create a mutually beneficial partnership through the donation of a portion of proceeds from your sales. This model is easily sustainable – as your company grows, so does your social impact. Creative promotions get consumers excited to purchase products that give back and help to create and enhance brand loyalty.

Amplify your company’s impact through employee engagement. Challenging your employees to get active for Art Education is a great way to foster community morale, retain employees, and fundraise for a great cause.

Want to kickstart your fundraising campaign today? Check out all the resources you’ll need to mobilize your fundraising team and support literacy and gender equality across the globe.

The VAPA Foundation partners with companies around the county through employee fundraising campaigns, payroll giving, workplace engagement opportunities, employee donation matching, national chapter network collaboration, and skills-based volunteering program, and more. Check out some case studies to get inspired.

In-kind donations are critical to our success. The VAPA Foundation relies on supporters’ generous contributions of new art supplies, technology, equipment , new building supplies and materials (e.g. cement, paint) and pro-bono services in order to enhance our programs and maximize the efficiency of our work. Due to the varied needs and requirements of each school site of operation, we evaluate each gift-in-kind opportunity on a case by case basis.

Partner Benefits

The VAPA Foundation acknowledges your company’s investments in ways that best fit your interests and strategic goals. Acknowledgements vary depending on level of support and your company’s interests. Benefits include:

  • Regular reporting on the impact of our partnership.
  • Photos, videos and stories connecting your employees and customers to our work across the district.
  • Recognition of your organization on social media, our website, and at fundraising events.
  • Support of your public relations efforts.
  • Tools to support an employee engagement campaign.
  • Invitation to see our work in action.
  • Membership to our business advisory council.

Partnership Inquiry Form

Thank you for your interest in partnering with the VAPA Foundation. Please tell us a bit more about your organization and the type of partnership(s) you are interested in through the inquiry form below. We look forward to being in touch!

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