Patagonia Grants: Retail Grants Program

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Grant amount: US $8,000 - US $12,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Patagonia Grants

Patagonia funds only environmental work. We are most interested in making grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Because we believe that the most direct path to real change is through building grassroots momentum, our funding focuses on organizations that create a strong base of citizen support.

We support small grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multipronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. We think the individual battles to protect a specific stand of forest, stretch of river or indigenous wild species are the most effective in raising more complicated issues—particularly those of biodiversity and ecosystem protection—in the public mind. We help local groups working to protect local habitats and frontline communities through bold, original actions. We look for innovative groups that produce measurable results, and we like to support efforts that force the government to abide by its own—our own—laws.

Because we're a privately held company, we have the freedom to fund groups off the beaten track, and that's where we believe our small grants are most effective.

Retail Grants Program

Through our Retail Grants Program, we fund environmental work that takes place near one of our Patagonia retail stores.

As with all Patagonia grants programs, our Retail Grants Program supports small grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working strategically on multipronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. We help local groups working to protect local habitats and frontline communities through bold, original actions.

We are most interested in making Retail Grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. We look for innovative groups with proposed projects that are quantifiable, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and that include measures for evaluating success.

Note: Each store’s grants program is handled differently and could be subject to change, depending on your location. Be sure to call your local store and ask to speak with their environmental point-person about the grants timeline and application due dates for their store.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • We fund work that:
    • is action-oriented
    • is quantifiable
    • builds public involvement and support
    • is strategic in its targeting and goals
    • focuses on root causes
    • accomplishes specific goals and objectives that can be effectively measured to evaluate success
    • takes place within the following countries: United States.

Ineligibility:

  • We do not fund:
    • organizations without 501(c)(3) status or a comparable fiscal sponsor
    • trail creation, maintenance, or restoration
    • any dam renovations, human-assisted fish passage infrastructure or hatchery programs
    • 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
    • green building projects