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The Power of Partnering with 10,000 Degrees

10,000 Degrees believes in the power of partnerships as a win-win for organizations to advance community impact objectives and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies while furthering 10,000 Degrees mission to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college. By teaming up with 10,000 Degrees, together we can increase access to career experiences, skills, and connections for the students in our community who need it the most.

10,000 Degrees is fortunate to partner with First Republic Bank in multiple ways:

  • First Republic employees volunteer for 10,000 Degrees student workshops, and act as mentors and organizers on the 10,000 Degrees Young Professionals Council.
  • In addition, First Republic has hired 10,000 Degrees students for internships each summer and provided funding for college scholarships.

For more information about becoming a 10,000 Degrees corporate partner, contact:

Megan Topping
Director, Corporate Engagement

Phone: 415.451.4018
Email: mtopping (at) 10000degrees.org

Why Partner with us

Today, most for-profit companies develop relationships with nonprofits like 10,000 Degrees as a key component of their social responsibility and ESG strategies. Beyond connecting your staff to causes that matter to them, partnering with nonprofits has countless positive outcomes, such as:

  • Preparing the future workforce for your company and the Bay Area
  • Boosting employee satisfaction, wellbeing and pride
  • Increasing employee engagement in civic and community causes
  • Giving staff access to professional development and training
  • Offering skills-based volunteer opportunities
  • Strengthening your organization’s public image
  • Enhancing visibility through cross-marketing and media coverage
  • Attracting and retaining investors
  • Integrating with your ESG initiatives to promote economic mobility and social progress in our communities

You can help college students reach their full potential and build a more diverse workforce for the future.

As a 10,000 Degrees partner, your corporation can play a critical role in educating the next generation of professionals, in building a diverse talent pool, and in strengthening the economic vitality and social health of our communities. Your corporation will be working with us toward a vision of a world in which all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background.

Multiple Entry Points for Partnerships

There are many ways to partner with 10,000 Degrees, from volunteering, to internships, to mentoring. We are grateful for the many corporate partners that share a common goal with 10,000 Degrees to provide students from low-income backgrounds with greater access to career opportunities and resources. Businesses have successfully partnered with 10,000 Degrees in the following ways:

Career Development

  • Host paid high school or college internships
  • Host or sponsoring career workshops
  • Mentor college students


  • Volunteer for student workshops
  • Join a regional advisory board
  • Serve on the Young Professionals Council


  • Provide student grants or scholarships
  • Sponsor 10,000 Degrees events
  • Promote corporate giving

Communication & Collaboration

  • Share impact stories through corporate communications, social media, and press announcements
  • Suggest specific projects where our work and organizational goals intersect
  • Inspire organizations and individuals beyond our immediate partnership

Thank You 10,000 Degrees Partners!

Thank you to our current partners for their investment of time and resources and for being One Degree of change!

Accel logo
Amyris logo
Arborum logo
Bank of San Francisco logo
BlackRock logo
Cerity Partners
Chandi Hospitality Group logo
Christie's International Real Estate - Sereno logo
KPMG logo
Kroll logo
La Cheve logo
Makena logo
MCE logo
Medtronic Foundation logo
OliverWyman logo
PG&E Logo
Redwood Credit Union
Silicon Valley Bank logo
Sobrato Philanthropies logo
Sonoma Clean Power logo
State Bar of California logo
UCSF Patient Support Corps
Utah Jazz logo
Warriors Community Foundation logo
ZFA Structural Engineers logo

Honoring Our ONE Degree of Change 2019 Awardees

San Francisco corporate partners who have steadfastly supported our mission and program through the expansion into San Francisco and our merger with Meritus.