Become a SparkFun Community Partner

A great cause, a great need, a great story

SparkFun welcomes applicants of all ages and skill levels to apply to become a SparkFun Community Partner. We will award selected applicants on a quarterly basis with a sponsorship package that meets the needs of their club or organization.

The SparkFun Community Partnership Program facilitates one-time collaborations between SparkFun and its community partners to support the work of creators and inventors in the field. In exchange for support through the donation of SparkFun hardware, community partners provide content for SparkFun’s channels to share their stories with the maker community at large. We believe that amplifying the successes of individuals in the field helps the community around the world continue learning and continue innovating.

SparkFun looks for individuals and organizations who embrace DIY values of open source, collaboration, playfulness, learning at all levels, and making the world a better place. Our community partners will demonstrate a noble cause, a vital need, and an inspiring story. For example, we are more likely to sponsor an educator who is having students build robots for a school robot dance party that will benefit a local charity than to simply help a school stock its makerspace.

The more detail you can provide on this form, the better equipped our Community Partnership team is to support your work. We look forward to hearing from you!

Application Process:

  1. Complete the application below and share your story with us. Completed applications are sent to SparkFun’s Community Partnership team.
  2. Within the first two weeks after each quarter, the Community Partnership team reviews each application and will contact applicants with any questions if necessary.
  3. Awards will be announced within 30 days of the last day of the quarter via direct email to beneficiaries as well as posts on SparkFun’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

If you have any questions, please email the Community Partnership team at Applications can take up to 8 weeks to be processed.