Sponsors and Sponsorship

Berthoud Robotics is an IRS designated 501c(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. The club can also receive matching funds from employers.

Thanks very much to our current foundation and corporate sponsors


Sponsorship of Berthoud Robotics


Basic support of Berthoud Robotics can be set at no cost to you through these two organizations:
  • King Soopers Community Rewards Program -- On your online King Soopers account, you can select BRC as your 501c3 of choice. BRC receives a generous donation from King Soopers each time you make a purchase at no cost to you.
  • Smile.Amazon.com -- You pay the same price for any products that you you can buy at Amazon.com.  For each purchase, BRC receives a donation from Amazon at no cost to you.
Team Support:
  • VRC teams spend on average $1500 per year on robotic equipment, electronics, motors, team and tournament registrations.
  • VIQC teams spend on average $400 per hear on equipment, electronics, motors, team registrations and tournament registrations.
  • Support can be directed to a specific team by noting that on your check or in the letter you send with the contribution.
  • Sponsors supporting a team can have their name/logo placed on the team banners, website and promotional materials.

Program Support:
  • Donors may prefer to support either the VRC (typically older, HS and MS students) or the VIQC (MS and Elementary students).
  • Support can be directed to a specific program by noting that on your check or in the letter you send with the check.
  • Sponsors supporting a program can have their name/logo placed on all program team banners, website and promotional materials.

Student Support through the Dan K Schlagel Scholarship Fund:
  • Donors may prefer to support students interested in STEM and robotics but their financial situation limits their ability to pay the BRC club dues.
  • BRC maintains the DKS Scholarship Fund to ensure that interested students are able to have their club dues partly or fully paid by requesting a scholarship.
  • Sponsors can support the scholarship fund by noting that on your check or in the letter you send with your contribution.

General BRC Support:
  • Donors may prefer to support Berthoud Rotobics in general.
  • Since BRC is a completely volunteer organization, general support covers the costs related to hosting robotics events, maintaining our 3D printer and other club electronics, insurance, promotional or other clerical expenses.
  • Support can be noted for general support by indicating that on your check or in the letter you send with the contribution.
  • Sponsors supporting the club can have their logo placed on all program team banners, BerthoudRobotics.org website and promotional materials.

Tournament Support:
  • Donors may prefer to support the annual Berthoud Vex VRC+VIQC Tournament held typically at BHS on the first Saturday in December of each year.
  • Tournament expenses typically cover the BHS facility rental fee (roughly $1250 per event), full-day volunteer lunches or special awards supported by the donor.
  • Sponsors supporting the BRC hosted tournament can have their name/logo displayed on the BerthoudRobotics.org website, on the tournament web page on RobotEvents.com (link to the 2019 event showing an example) and have banners and promotional materials at the tournament itself.  Depending on specific sponsorship details one or more of the competition fields can be named for the sponsor.
Contact president@berthoudrobotics.org with any questions.

Sponsor Payments can be made to:
Berthoud Robotics
PO Box 1844
Berthoud, CO 80513