Blueprints For Pangaea is built upon two concepts:
Humanity and Sustainability
We embody these core values by redirecting life saving medical supplies away from landfills
and into the hands of medical professionals making a difference where it is most needed around the world.
OUR SUPPLY CHAIN
Blueprints For Pangaea chapter locations at colleges across the country partner with affiliated university medical centers to collect surplus medical supplies.
These supplies are transported to one of our climate-controlled storage warehouses, where they are then stored until a sufficient quantity for shipment has been collected.
Blueprints For Pangaea works with nonprofit partners to verify medical supply quality and integrity. Supplies are then sorted and prepared for shipment.
Blueprints, independently, or via a non-profit partner, arranges for transport of the supplies. These shipments are then sent to communities in need all over the world.
HOW DO WE PAY FOR IT?
Our model sustains itself by first minimizing costs wherever possible, and then judiciously allocating funds where they remain. As a student-run organization, we are proud to say that there is not a single salaried employee on our team. This means 100% of every dollar received goes directly towards our mission.
When costs cannot be avoided we have successfully pursued 4 main avenues of sustainability.
COMPETITIONS & GRANTS
B4P has obtained funding through a number of competitions. Here are just a few:
$20,000 Grant, Barger Leadership Institute Capstone Program
$5,400 Grant, 2020 Planet Blue Student Innovation
$1,000 Grant, 2020 University of Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education
$2,626 Grant, University of Michigan Student Government
$12,000 Grand Prize winner, 2019 Zipcar Students With Drive competition
$8,000 Annual Finalist Prize, 2016 Zipcar Students With Drive competition
$15,000 Grand Prize, 2015 Michigan Business Challenge
$6,000 Grand Prize, 2014 optiMize Social Innovation Challenge
2019 Students With Drive Competition Grand Prize Video
Blueprints For Pangaea has been the fortunate recipient of great generosity from people across the country.
*As a 501(c)3, all donations made are tax-deductible*
Blueprints has orchestrated several successful fundraising efforts through sale of merchandise, consumables, as well as various local business fundraisers.
Our affiliate chapters collaborate with their respective universities as student organizations. Due to the role they play on campus, chapters are often the recipient of student government funding. This provides a steady stream of revenue to address overhead costs such as warehousing and administrative fees.
2019 Students With Drive competition Grand Prize Video