Sponsorship opportunities

Venture Richmond’s free community events are funded by generous contributions from companies, foundations and people like you. Your company, organization or individual donation is tax-deductible as permitted by law. Your gift supports our goal to energize downtown Richmond and unite the community through festivals and celebrations. These events directly benefit the local economy, encourage tourism and further strengthen the cultivation of the arts and entertainment in our city.

Corporate sponsorships

Imagine having your company’s image in front of more than 40,000 families at Easter on Parade, 3,000 young professionals at each Friday Cheers event, 45,000 diverse attendees at the 2nd Street Festival or 95,000 people at the Richmond Folk Festival. The large-scale free events that are produced by Venture Richmond offer a variety of opportunities.

How can my company benefit from a sponsorship?

  • Business category exclusivity
  • Exposure to thousands of people who will experience your brand with face-to-face marketing in the form of sampling, couponing and displays
  • Title ownership of a proprietary event or event area
  • On-site sales
  • Corporate identification in event media (television, print, radio, outdoor)
  • On-site signage
  • Logo with hyperlink on event website

Venture Richmond has a long history of working with companies to create customized sponsor partnerships that can increase your brand awareness and sell your products or services.

To learn more about corporate sponsorships, call (804) 788-6471 or email Lisa Sims, our Executive Director at lsims@venturerichmond.com.

Individual sponsorships

Individual donations of any amount go a long way toward helping Venture Richmond keep its festivals free for all to enjoy. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please make a check to Venture Richmond, Inc., 200 South Third Street or click on the link below to make a contribution online through Venture Richmond’s PayPal account for Richmond Folk Festival contributions.  

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To learn more about individual sponsorships call (804) 788-6471 or email Lisa Sims, our Executive Director at lsims@venturerichmond.com.