Sponsorship Opportunities

Puppy Sponsorship
A puppy sponsor can name a puppy that will be raised by a puppy raiser family. A puppy sponsor will receive a photo and certificate of the puppy once it’s been assigned a name. The sponsor will also receive periodic updates on how the puppy is progressing in the program and will be invited to "Celebration Sunday" should the dog be scheduled to graduate from the program.  A dog sponsor will also be listed in our annual report.  This puppy sponsorship contribution is $6,000 and helps to cover a portion of the costs associated with breeding, puppy raising, and veterinary care.  We cannot offer a replacement for any puppies that are “career changed” out of the program. Medical and/or behavioral issues can prevent a dog from graduating from our program. Download the Puppy Sponsorship brochure and application.

Noble Animal Friend
Honor a beloved pet with a brick on our pet pathway. A donor will receive a special certificate as well as an 8"×4" brick to be permanently placed on our pathway. A gift of $1,000 is required for this sponsorship opportunity.  

Kennel Run Sponsorship
A kennel run sponsorship includes a personalized plaque that will hang on the front gate of a kennel run in our training center. It is a permanent fixture that will be viewed by all who tour our campus. The kennel sponsor will be invited to an unveiling ceremony – a perfect photo opportunity. A gift of a kennel run sponsorship is $10,000 and can honor an individual, group, or organization. A kennel run sponsor will also be listed in our annual report.

Team Sponsorship
The approximate cost to breed, train, and place a specially trained assistance dog, combined with the training, transportation and housing of the team, and a lifetime of aftercare support is in excess of $50,000 per team (a team is a graduate and their assistance dog).  However, all of our services and equipment are provided FREE of charge to our students. A team sponsor receives an official team photo, biography, and a certificate of recognition. In addition, a team sponsor will have the opportunity to meet the team and attend the “Celebration Sunday” graduation that takes place on campus at the end of each class. A gift of $50,000 is acknowledged for a team sponsorship. A team sponsor will also be listed in our annual report.

Community Fundraising

Thank you for choosing the Guide Dog Foundation as the charity of choice for your Community Fundraising event.  We depend on partners who share our mission to help improve the quality of lives for people who are blind, have low vision or have other special needs. To assist you with your efforts, please review our Fundraising Guidelines form.

Once a date and location have been confirmed, please fill out and return the following event informational form.  

Fundraising Toolkit

Whether you're raising donations online, donating sales proceeds from your business, or planning a special event, we've provided a fundraising toolkit to help you succeed. Explore these tools to tell the story of your fundraiser and our program, get fundraising ideas, organize events and collect donations. From beginning to end, we are here to support your efforts. CLICK HERE to get started.

Create a Fundraising Webpage

More supporters are choosing to fundraise online. If you would like to create a custom online fundraising page, please click on the Fundraise Now button below.  For more information or questions on fundraising in your community, please contact Jaime McGrade at Jaime@GuideDog.org or (631) 930-9054.  

Meet the People You Help

The Guide Dog Foundation values its partnership with you! Let us know if you need the following:

  • A letter in support of your event to show it has been approved by a member of the Guide Dog Foundation team
  • Printed materials, banners, photos, video etc.
  • Thank you letter to a major sponsor
  • A representative or a member of the Guide Dog Foundation team to attend an event
  • Guidance on the planning of an event you host