Patagonia Funds Grassroots Environmental Campaigns

Posted on June 27, 2011

Patagonia Offers Funding for Grassroots Environmental Campaigns
Deadline: August 31, 2011

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia provides support for environmental work through grants to nonprofit organizations.

The company’s environmental grant program supports small, grassroots activist organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. The program seeks to fund work that is action-oriented, builds public involvement and support, is strategic, focuses on root causes, accomplishes specific goals and objectives, and demonstrates a commitment to long-term change.

The company does not fund organizations without 501(c)(3) status or an eligible fiscal sponsor. Grants will not be provided for general environmental education efforts; land acquisition, land trusts, or conservation easements; research (unless it is in direct support of a developed plan for specific action to alleviate an environmental problem); environmental conferences; endowment funds; political campaigns; or green building projects.

Most grants will range from $3,000 to $8,000 each.

In addition to the corporate grant program, each Patagonia retail store administers a local grants program. Retail store grant applications are accepted year round.

Funding is limited to programs in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Chile, Argentina, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, and Austria.

Applications are accepted each year during the months of August and April. All applications received by August 31 will be responded to in January. Only one proposal per year will be considered from any organization.

See the Patagonia Web site for complete program guidelines, application requirements, and the retail store locator.

http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2942


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