No, not really. To this date our biggest sponsor is the arena, they only charge us for cleaning and security, no rent. CAT was helping the first couple years sponsor teams, 3M, Solidworks, and Dassault Systemes have given money for teams recently, and Deküp to the event, however none of them have yet reached anything close to the expenditures the foundation makes of its own money. We’re fortunate to be self funded by an apartment complex business in the Seattle Area - we operate on the profits of the company. All of our sponsors this year combined maybe equal 1/4-1/3 of what we put in ourselves. But we’re extremely grateful for what they do give, it is a lot, and it helps us extend the reach tremendously.
Edit: Our sponsors and supporters also connect us to a network that helps us out tremendously in non-monetary ways. That’s something worth mentioning. Non-monetary supporters are as important as monetary ones - for example - our relationship with the board of education(MEB) for the city of İstanbul has yielded so much for the program, but they’ve never given us 1 Kuruş. They’re a big part of why the program in Turkey is like 45% public schools, they help us bring in a ton of schools to the program, and ease our work with other governmental bodies.
Find non-monetary sponsors too who are willing to support the program and pave the way for its growth. For us it’s a mutual relationship with the MEB. They support us, and we make them look good. The last few events they joined (like fairs and stuff) they had us take part of the field and some teams, and that was how the Istanbul Board of Education was represented at some major fairs(Teknofest for example had like 550.000 attendees). They look good, they’re working on technology and bringing the youth into the 21st century, and we get a huge bump in awareness, especially among governmental bodies, whose help we need.