GFPI seeks the following:

  • To enter relationships that preserve and promote public trust, and trust within the food safety profession, and regulatory agencies.
  • To enter relationships which are meaningful, mutually beneficial, and having clearly defined and transparent roles and expectations.

GFPI will do the following:

  • Whenever possible, seek support from multiple and varied sponsors.
  • Maintain objectivity and independence with respect to activities that are developed, sponsored, or supported with corporate funds.
  • Retain ownership and total control of the use of its name, logos, intellectual property, other identifying marks, and over the use of The Institute’s intellectual property such as the “Curriculum Framework for an Integrated Food Safety System” and the “Existing Course Inventory”.
  • Maintain ownership and total control of its events, activities, projects, programs, services, awards, and communications bearing The Institute’s name. GFPI will recognize corporate sponsors in its annual report, website, and or as appropriate to the sponsorship agreement.

GFPI will not do the following:

  • Enter into a relationship that is inconsistent with The Institute’s vision, mission, core values and beliefs.
  • Enter into a relationship out of which there may arise, a conflict of interest or perception thereof.
  • Disclose proprietary or confidential information of any partner shared or otherwise provided during the course of a relationship.

Sponsorship Contact

Contact Preston Hicks, Vice President of Resource Development and Evaluation, for more information on sponsorship opportunities with the Global Food Protection Institute. 

D: 269-441-2950



GFPI Sponsorship Levels

Sponsorship Designation Currency Amounts
President Fund {    } USD $100,000 and up
Director Fund {    } USD $75,000 - $99,999
Board Fund {    } USD $50,000 - $74,999
Council Fund {    } USD $25,000 - $49,999
Advocate Fund {    } USD $10,000 - $24,999
Sponsor Fund {    } USD Up to $9,999


Sponsor Benefits

Sponsor Benefits $100,000 and up $75,000 - $99,999 $50,000 - $74,999 $25,000 - $49,999 $10,000 - $24,999 Up to $9,999      
Customized x          
Invitations to project launches and private events x x      
Name and Logo on all GFPI program front pages x x  x      
Sponsor recognition on training materials x x x      
Website embedded promotional video x x x x    
Name and logo on GFPI Sponsor page x x x x x  
Name and/or logo in GFPI annual report x x x x x x
Sponsors workplace recognition Plaque Plaque Plaque Plaque Plaque Plaque