Fundraising Ideas

Environment Friendly Living

As everyone becomes more conscious of the impact that various products and packaging have on our environment, even student fundraising programs have begun changing. Here are a few suggestions of companies that offer eco-friendly solutions that will help you raise money to offset the cost of your trip to Trees For Tomorrow.

Better World Books

– Helps high school and college students raise money through book drives to benefit their school and literacy programs around the world.

Divine Chocolate

– Raise for money for your school or community group while benefiting small-scale cocoa farmers in Ghana.

– Started by eco-minded parents, it exists to help schools raise money from the sales of useful green products.


– Offers several types of reusable shopping bags through its fundraising program, from organic cotton string bags to to cotton produce bags.

– Raise funds for your school with products that demonstrate a sense of responsibility to the environment while saving you money.

Equal Exchange

– Has a full line of Fair Trade and organic products, including delicious chocolates; popular coffees, teas, and cocoas; and new dried cranberries and roasted pecans!

Global Goods Partners

– Offers schools an easy-to-implement, educational, and socially responsible fundraising tool by linking schools directly with community based organizations (CBOs) around the world that produce high quality, handcrafted products.

Green Benefits

– change link! Offers a different themed fundraising program for schools each year.

Grounds For Change

– A fair trade coffee roaster, offering wholesale coffee that is organic, shade grown and fair trade certified.


– Sells school supplies and other necessities that are good for people and the planet.

Nature Net

– Provides financial assistance for bus transportation.


– Provides field trip grants.

– Offers organic cotton totes and T-shirts with envrionmental messages on them.

Other fundraisers that school groups have been successful with in the past:

  • Aluminum can collection

  • Bake sales, chocolate sales, kringle sales, pasta sales, etc.

  • Walk-a-thons

  • Working concession sales at school sporting events

  • Poinsettia sales

  • Light bulb sales (KEEP Program)

  • Spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the school

  • Partnering with a local restaurant to have a special day with % of earnings that day/night going to the school.  (Culver’s has been especially good to work with)

Places to look for funding:

  • Community/Local Foundations

  • Natural Resources Foundation teacher grants

  • Local sportsmens clubs, conservation clubs, fish and wildlife clubs, garden clubs

  • County Land Conservation office

  • Contacting local businesses within the school’s community for donations

  • Contacting local service clubs for donations (example Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, KCs, etc)

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