Corporate Sponsorship Levels

Level Donation Amount Tax Deductible Value
Bronze $2,000+ $2,000+
Silver $10,000+ $10,000+
Gold $20,000+ $20,000+
Platinum $50,000+ $50,000+


  • Logo placement and website link on Friends’ website
  • Acknowledgement in Friends’ annual report
  • On-site recognition on the Friends’ annual donor wall inside the JMZ exhibit hall
  • Invitation to our annual Donor Appreciation Event

Bronze-level sponsors contribute to the Friends’ general operations. Sponsors at higher levels may choose to direct their gifts towards specific programs, events, and exhibits.

Current Sponsorship Opportunities

Super Family Sundays – $15,000 – One year of programming

For more than ten years, Super Family Sundays (SFS) have been popular events open to families with children with all types of disabilities. These events have drawn families whose children are unable to attend regular JMZ hours due to noise or crowding. Many families have become regular SFS participants, and during the redesign of the JMZ provided us with valuable feedback and support in making the new facility truly accessible.

To further engage families in the new JMZ and to continue to test exhibits and their accessibility, we will host monthly SFS events. Given the popularity of the new facility and crowding during regular operating hours, these events have become even more important to providing a calm, nurturing and positive environment for children with disabilities and their families.

JMZ Summer Camp Scholarships – $30,000 – One year of funding

The JMZ’s summer camps allow children to explore their interests in a fun and relaxed environment. Camps focus on different science topics, which supplement STEM education while keeping young minds excited to learn when they are not in school. We offer camps to up to 30 local students every year, including transportation and post-camp for children who would not otherwise be able to attend.

Science With a Twist – After School Program – $33,000 – One year of funding – funds all 5 locations

“Science with a Twist” is a free after-school program currently offered to elementary-school children in the East Palo Alto community aimed at providing children with equitable access to science outside of the classroom. The Friends is partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula to provide a fun and educational program to spark curiosity, passion and an aspiration to learn more about science.

Next Gen JMZ: Science Internships – $40,000 – One year of funding

Modeled on the Working Together Institute of Museum and Library Services project — which was a collaboration with the Palo Alto Art Center — this program fosters the next generation of science and museum professionals by funding three paid internships and fellowships annually. The JMZ values diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, countries of origin, ability levels, religions, and gender expressions. Individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in the museum field are actively recruited to apply.

Science Outreach Program – $105,000 – One year of funding

The Science Outreach program was developed in 1999 to address inequalities in STEM education between Ravenswood and its wealthier, neighboring public school districts. The JMZ educators deliver exceptional science programming to over 1,600 elementary school children with approximately 500 lessons and an educational field trip to Baylands. The curriculum is designed to ignite a love of science and lay the foundation for success in middle school and high school science and math. 

General Operations – Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo – $2,000+

The Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo supports the mission of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo (JMZ).  The JMZ offers many hands-on exhibits to encourage children from birth to nine years of age to learn through play about science and nature. The zoo offers an opportunity to interact with native and exotic rescue animals in an open environment. There are animal encounters throughout the day where a child might feed a flamingo or see a bald eagle up close. 

We invite our corporate sponsors to support the general operations of the Friends to continue to inspire a curiosity of science and nature in the thousands of children who visit the JMZ each year.

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