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​​​​​​​​​​​​​92% of Coloradans recreate outdoors​we love wildlife, parks and outdoor recreation! By sponsoring CPW, your organization taps into this desirable segment and shows your support for the natural resources and outdoor spaces they care about.  Your support means more robust wildlife populations, enhanced park experiences and improved outdoor recreation in Colorado.​


Benefits of Being a CPW Corporate Sponsor/Donor

CPW offers sponsorship and donation opportunities to facilitate and support the agency’s park and wildlife initiatives. Sponsorships not only provide financial resources for the development of CPW’s mission, but also foster relationships, promote collaborative stewardship, and increase public awareness. 

The benefits of being a CPW Sponsor may include, but are not limited to, playing an active role in the development of CPW programs, facilities, and special events, and advertising. Prominent recognition of our generous donors and sponsors may (at the donor’s/sponsor’s discretion) be incorporated into the design of the facility commensurate with the level of contribution.​

We invite, encourage, and welcome your support and participation in achieving our goals and completing our mission.

If you are interested in becoming a Colorado Parks and Wildlife sponsor or partner, please review the qualifications below and then submit your ideas.

Key Benefits of Sponsorship

  • Promote your brand
  • Show your commitment to Colorado’s outdoors
  • Reach key audiences in new ways
  • Strengthen your relationship with outdoor enthusiasts​

Who Can Sponsor?

  • Corporations
  • Foundations
  • Local, state and federal government
  • Nonprofits


​​Qualifications for Interested Corporate Sponsors

  • Business mission consistent with Colorado Parks and Wildlife​​ and Colorado Department of Natural Resources mission and goals
  • Demonstrated financial stability
  • Sponsorship idea implementation involves minimal CPW staff impact
  • Businesses with Colorado offices must be registered to do business in the State of Colorado
  • Meet all insurance requirements
  • Sponsor shall not compromise CPW’s reputation for objectivity, independence, integrity, credibility, social responsibility, and accountability. 
  • Sponsorship proposal does not include the sale or consumption of alcohol outside of designated areas, illegal drug use of any kind, or extreme violence.

Submittal Information for Corporate Sponsors

​Company Information -- Include a cover letter which gives:

  1. Company Information (personal information if you are an individual who wishes to contribute) including your company name, address of corporate headquarters, address of any local office, number of years in business, entity type (not-for profit corporation, for-profit corporation, etc.) and a description of your line(s) of business.
  2. A brief, high level description of your sponsorship proposal (less than one page).
  3. Contact information including email, website and telephone numbers of the primary contact, and any individuals we may contact in the event the primary contact is not available.​

Company Background

  1. ​Include any relevant background information about your company as well as other sponsorship commitments that you may have been or are currently involved with.​
  2. Include financial information (recent financial statement or similar documentation) 

Sponsorship Proposal

Describe your sponsorship idea in detail, including areas or events impacted, length of proposal, dollar values, requested contribution from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, including staff time.

Confidential or Proprietary Information

​CPW neither requests nor encourages the submission of confidential or proprietary information in sponsorship proposals. Information submitted will be open for public inspection upon completion of the evaluation process and execution of a contract. Should a firm want the State to treat certain information as confidential or proprietary, a written request should be submitted prior to or with the partnership request. The written request for confidentiality/proprietary classification will be reviewed by the Department of Natural Resources​ Purchasing Director.  

The written request must state specifically, and identify by page number or sections of the submittal, what elements of the proposal are to remain confidential. The request must also identify the basis for the claim of confidentiality/proprietary classification. Confidential/propriety information MUST be readily identified, marked and separated/packaged from the rest of the proposal. Co-mingling of confidential/propriety information and other information is not suggested. 

Sponsorship Idea Evaluation

An evaluation team will score the sponsorship proposals based upon the following criteria:

​Company information is required, but will not be scored.

Company Background will be evaluated based upon financial viability and capabilities, as well as relevant experience.

Evaluation of the Sponsorship Proposal will include:

  • Consideration of unique and innovative methods, approaches, or concepts
  • Potential contribution of the proposal to the DNR and CPWs mission
  • Technical merits, feasibility or techniques of the proposal
  • Capabilities, relevant experience, facilities, or techniques or a unique combination of these qualities that are integral factors for achieving the proposal objectives
  • Cost benefits to CPW which could include efficient delivery of services, or enhanced quality of service delivered to the public

Submittal Contact:

​Sponsorship and partnership offers may be submitted electronically (via email) or in hard copy to:

Daniel Findlay
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
1313 Sherman Street, Room 119
Denver, CO 80203
daniel.findlay@state.co.us

Partnership Agreements

Partnership ideas accepted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be memorialized in a State Contract Agreement. 


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Testimonials

​Colorado Native Beers use 100% Colorado ingredients and are only found in Colorado, so when looking for a local partnership we felt the Colorado Parks and Wildlife were the ideal fit. Our programming encourages fans to get out and explore Colorado and what better way to do that than to visit the state parks, reserve a campsite, or fish at one of the many sites across the state. Through the partnership we are able to give out 100 gift certificates to Colorado residents to plan their next local adventure.

-Meagan Nelson, Colorado Native Beers

​From my perspective, it is important the Wildlife Council sponsors and participates in the Partners in the Outdoors Conference, particularly as the conference grows in both scope and diversity of attendance. Interacting with this varied and interested audience helps ensure the Wildlife Council remains relevant, while providing a platform where our messaging has the potential for more impact. To me, the Partners Conference is about building bridges among everyone who cares about wildlife and the outdoors in Colorado. For these reasons, I hope the Wildlife Council continues to be a genuine partner in every sense... as the connections between our missions is obvious.

- Andy Neinas, Chair, Colorado Wildlife Council


Let's talk further

Interested in sponsoring our work but don’t see the right fit here? Please contact our Statewide Partnership Coordinator.

Dan Zimmerer
Statewide Partnership Coordinator
(303) 291-7258
daniel.z​immerer@state.co.us​​​​​

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