About Us

FundingFactory is the leading recycling fundraiser in the continental United States.

Are you looking for an eco-friendly and simple solution for your used toner and inkjet printer cartridges? FundingFactory can help!

Founded in 1997, FundingFactory and its participants have helped keep over 43.3 million pounds of items out of landfills, simply by collecting used toner and inkjet printer cartridges. Our mission is to recycle and remanufacture used toner and inkjet printer cartridges, giving items the second life that they deserve, while providing a simple way for organizations to earn money.

Over 136,735 organizations have collectively earned more than $33.5 million in cash through the FundingFactory program. Our 100% free program can help your group earn much-needed funds for new technology, equipment, or other vital items. Register today and help make a difference for your organization and the environment!

Our parent company, Clover Technologies Group is proudly the world's largest collector and recycler of cell phones, toner and inkjet printer cartridges. Clover is the global leader in providing resellers, mass merchants and value-added specialty suppliers with total environmental solutions including the recycling and remanufacturing of consumable imaging supplies.

The FundingFactory Timeline

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
-Vincent Van Gogh

  • 1995
    A Call Leads to an Idea

    A school contacts us from Alton, MO with boxes full of cartridges to sell. They are trying to raise funding for a new computer lab. This gives us an idea...

  • 1997
    The Idea is Brought To Life

    The Educational Technology Conservation Exchange Program (ETCEP) launches. It is the first ever national funding through recycling program for schools.

  • 2001
    New Name, New Look

    ETCEP becomes FundingFactory and this very website, www.fundingfactory.com, launches! It may look a little different, but the framework is there, sparking a nationwide fundraising organization!

  • 2005
    There's No Place Like Home

    Thanks to amazing users like you, we keep growing! We break ground on a custom state-of-the-art, sorting facility, with new offices too. This is where we currently call home, right along the shores of Lake Erie.

  • 2010
    Part of the Clover Family

    We're officially part of the world's largest remanufacturing organization! Clover Technologies loved what we were doing here at FundingFactory and purchased the company. Read more about our parent corporation.

  • 2015
    A New Way of Thinking

    Let's build community connections to help you reach your Goal. We've streamlined our site and made it more succinct to manage your fundraising. Thank you for being a part of the FundingFactory journey!


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Ottawa, IL 61350


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Email: info@fundingfactory.com
Phone (toll-free): 1-888-883-8237