Business Partnerships

There are many rewarding opportunities to be a business partner and support Benicia public schools through the Benicia Education Foundation.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities- There are two opportunities to highlight your business through our major annual events: Benicia Run For Education held in April is a community wide walk/run that supports our general funding of all seven schools. To learn more about Run Sponsorship opportunities please go to the Run Website.  The Night of Stars is a district wide gala and celebration of teachers and donors.  The event is held in May and sponsor opportunities are we are currently seeking sponsors.  Contact us at to find out more about how your business can celebrate our community of educators at this gala event.

b-Cubed Funding Opportunities–  List of teacher projects that need business funding

What is b-Cubed

bCubed is a pilot program in collaboration with the Benicia Unifed School District (BUSD), The Benicia Education Foundation (BEF) and Benicia businesses with the purpose to raise awareness and support for innovative K-12 classroom projects.

The Purpose of b-Cubed

  • To create opportunities for businesses to support projects that are tangible and meaningful to them
  • To support teacher in implementing innovative projects or their students that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to do
  • To allow teachers to focus on what they do best, rather than spending evenings and weekends fundraising for their own projects.


As b-Cubed supporters you will get a personal thank you from the teachers and students and be acknowledged on the b-Cubed web page shared on the BUSD and BEF websites. Your business will also be acknowledged on the Benicia Magazine website, and in any related press releases to local media. Our teachers will keep you apprised, and our hope is that you will also visit the classroom during the course of the project to witness the direct benefits of your support to the students.

Current b-Cubed Sponsors

Our first groundbreaking b-Cubed sponsor was RIX Industries, located in Benicia.  Rix Industries recently helped build the U.S.. Navy Aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford and employs engineers who are alumni from Benicia schools.  With RIX support, the Benicia High School oceanography class purchased NASA SeaPerch under water remotely operated vehicles that students built an d engineered in collaboration with the California Maritime Academy cadets.

The Syar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Syar Industries that does business in Benicia gave a grant to support the Active Learning Space at Benicia High School.  Although the grant was larger than most b-Cubed grants, the spirit was the same in that the Foundation was part of the unveiling of the space, and has a meaningful investment in its success over time.


The businesses below have generously given in the last year to support local schools through grants and sponsorship.

Thank You For Your Support!

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Ace Hardware
Alioop Graphics
Alonzo and Small Insurance Co.
Allied Waste
Ann Buringrud-State Farm Insurance Artcentric
Benicia Baskin Robbins

Benicia Bay Electric

Benicia Crossfit

Benicia Health & Fitness

Benicia Magazine

Benicia Public Service Employee Assoc.

Bohnet Engraving & Awards

Broadway Pet Hospital

Carquinez Dental Group

City of Benicia


Crossfit 707


Earthly Nutrition

East Bay Perinatal Medical Assoc.

Estey Real Estate

Fantastic Sams
Gizzi & Reep, LLP

Human Behavior Associates

Jazzercise Benicia

Buchanan/Chun Orthodontics

June Tanaka, M.D.

Kaiser Permanente




Team Superstores

The Rellik Tavern

Republic Services

RIX Industry

Umpqua Bank

Underground Construction Co, Inc


Valero Benicia Refinery

Valley Fine Foods

Wells Fargo



Rotary Club of Benicia