Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShop® Program
A PartnerShop® is a form of social enterprise in which nonprofit organizations leverage the power of business for community benefit.
PartnerShops are Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops that are independently owned and operated by community-based nonprofit organizations. Ben & Jerry’s waives the standard franchise fees and provides additional support to help nonprofits operate strong businesses.
PartnerShops offer job and entrepreneurial training to youth and young adults that may face barriers to employment. Ultimately, they help people build better lives.
We are not currently accepting new PartnerShop applications. At this time, we are focused on supporting our current PartnerShop operators as they manage daily business operations and job training programs.
Recognizing that our scoop shops serve as excellent job training sites for youth, we would like to broaden the job training opportunities in a greater number of our global network of scoop shops. We are looking at potential opportunities to facilitate local youth development organizations partnering with local scoop shops. Please check back here for future updates.