For Sponsors

Welcome to the Sponsors Page!

The Chicago Student Invention Convention is an annual event for students K-8 from participating Chicago Public Schools. Teachers facilitate the invention process through a curriculum designed to foster critical thinking and innovation. Students transform into innovators as they research and dream up inventions that are targeted at solving problems they have faced in real life. 
In its third year, the Invention Convention has expanded to include over 20 participating schools.  Now more than ever, the generosity of donors like you is needed to ensure that the program is as rewarding as possible and provided completely FREE for the students and teachers. 

Are you ready to make a difference for Chicago Public Schools students? 

By making a donation to the Chicago Student Invention Convention, you are: 
  • Empowering students to engage in creative problem solving, instilling confidence in students to express and present their ideas, and showing students that their ideas are valued
  • Engaging students in the scientific/invention process and furthering the goals of STEM by encouraging students to develop an interest in STEM at an young age
  • Investing in problem-solvers, thinkers, inventors, and learners who will become the future leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs of Chicago, the state, and the nation.

Sponsor Us! 
The Donor Packet and Online Donor Form has a full list of items needed for this year’s event.  Since the Invention Convention is run completely by volunteers, 100% of your contribution will go towards covering program expenses and is a crucial part of making the culminating event possible.  Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you at the final event in May!
To donate, first either fill out the Donor Packet Form and return to or submit the Online Donor Form.

Then, use the following information to complete your donation:

1) Donate via Paypal using the Donate button below!

2) For donations via mail, please make your check out to Sustain Foundation and send to:
Sustain Foundation
Chicago Student Invention Convention
PO Box 1195
Carrboro, NC 27510

3) For in-kind donations, please contact to arrange for delivery/pick-up. 
Thank you for your contribution to the success of the Chicago Student Invention Convention!  Please direct any questions or comments to