Corporate Sponsorship

Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (CEC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1971, offers corporations and businesses a variety of tax-deductible opportunities to support our environmental efforts. You may choose to become a CEC corporate philanthropic member, a CEC corporate sponsor, or both. All corporate members and sponsors must have a self-declared, demonstrated commitment to the environment, especially in the Houston-Galveston area.

Sponsorship Types

Corporate Philanthropic Sponsors give $5000 or more to general CEC programs and operating expenses.  These gifts will be recognized prominently in our annual report and in a special section of our webpage for one year following the contribution.  They will also be recognized at events and on CEC’s social media at least once throughout the year.

Corporate Event Sponsors have the option of sponsoring a CEC publication, event, or initiative.  Presented below are the giving levels for these corporate sponsorships organized by program.  For further information regarding CEC demographics outreach please contact our Executive Director.

Publications

Houston Environmental News Update

The weekly email newsletter shares events, green jobs, news, and updates from all CEC member organizations to a broad and engaged audience.  In addition to email, it is also posted on cechouston.org and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn).

  • $10,000 Premier – prominent placement of logo (hyperlinked) in newsletter for a year
  • $5,000 – placement of logo (hyperlinked) in newsletter for a year
  • $500 – prominent placement of logo (hyperlinked) in one newsletter
  • $100 – placement of logo (hyperlinked) in one newsletter

cechouston.org

CEC is not the only environmental website ‘out there’, but the central clearinghouse of environmental websites in this region.  It includes a directory of environmental organizations, environmental news, registration for CEC and other events, green jobs, and so much more.

  • $10,000 – premier placement of logo (hyperlinked) on cechouston.org for a year
  • $5,000 – placement of logo (hyperlinked) on cechouston.org for a year
  • $500 – prominent placement of logo (hyperlinked) on cechouston.org for a month
  • $100 – placement of logo (hyperlinked) on cechouston.org for a month

CEC Houston Green Jobs Page

One of CEC’s most popular resources, this page shares green job postings from our member organizations, and others we have researched.  It’s a one-stop-shop for applicants looking for environmental work opportunities in the region, and a highly respected place for employers to connect with strong workers.

  • $5,000 – Prominent placement of logo (hyperlinked) on Green Jobs webpage on CEC website and at the top of the Green Jobs section of the CEC newsletter for a year.

Hereinhouston.org

Instead of a web page for Environmental Education, we’ve added a separate website in concert with two of our member organizations.  It’s deep with resources for educators, connecting formal and informal educators, parents, Texas Master Naturalists, Scout leaders, boating & wildlife enthusiasts, and child care providers who what to teach about the Greater Gulf Coast. Visit hereinhouston.org.

  • $5,000 Premier – premier placement of logo (hyperlinked) on hereinhouston.org for a year

Events

Greater Houston Environmental Summit

This annual event in the fall, while open to anyone, especially celebrates our member organizations, allowing for much needed community and networking, with speakers, facilitated discussions on local issues, and other educational benefits as well.

  • $5,000 – Title Sponsor
  • $2,500 – Lunch Sponsor
  • $500 – Coffee Sponsor
  • $250 – Event Sponsor

Earth Day Houston

Held annually in April at Discovery Green in downtown Houston, this large public event draws out the environmental folks from around the region to discuss environmental issues in the area and engage with the public.  The event features vendors, booths from CEC members, interactive activities, speakers, and much more.

Opportunities range from $15,000 to $2,500.

Wild About Houston Film Festival

CEC annually curates a delightful selection of environmental films from a national collection of exquisitely produced shorts.  This inspiring event also encourages local environmental filmmakers to capture and share their explorations, concerns and work.  Tables are made available in the lobby for organizations to connect with the moviegoers.

  • $5,000 Festival Sponsor: prominent recognition in festival materials, speak from stage about organization, full exhibit table
  • $1,500 Silver Sponsor – half-exhibit table
  • $500 Film Sponsor – shared exhibit table, choose specific film to feature logo in event program
  • $250 Reel Sponsor – recognition in materials 

Other Initiatives for Sponsorship 

Environmental Education

CEC brings together formal and informal environmental educators in regular meetings to discuss ongoing education projects, share resources, and brainstorm ideas.  These popular meetings facilitate connections between students and the Houston-Galveston environment and support ongoing work in the area.`

  • $5,000 Environmental Educators Exchange monthly networking meeting Sponsor
  • $1,500 HEREinHouston.org Sponsor

Please contact our Executive Director about these and other sponsorship opportunities.


Accountability

The Citizens’ Environmental Coalition makes careful use of your generous support. Learn more about our accountability on our financials page. CEC respects its members’ privacy and will not sell or distribute email addresses or contact information. Please click here to view our privacy policy (PDF). CEC subscribes to the tenets of the Donor Bill of Rights. Learn more about CEC’s Donor Privacy Policy (PDF).