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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits
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Patagonia

Deadline Date:

08/31/18 - Deadline for Corporate Grants, Media Grants, and International Grants (Japan, Latin America, and Canada Corporate); Applications for Retail Grants, Native Fish Grants, and Canada Retail grants will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for grassroots efforts to promote environmental conservation and protection. Applications are invited fro action-oriented projects that address root causes and present a clear strategy. Projects should promote public involvement and civic engagement.

Grant Guidelines:

Patagonia supports environmental organizations with bold, direct-action agendas and a commitment to long-term change. Because Patagonia believes that the most direct path to real change is through building grassroots momentum, funding focuses on organizations that have or can create a strong base of support.

Patagonia supports innovative work that addresses the root causes of the environmental crisis and seeks to protect both the environment and affected communities. Patagonia focuses on places where it has formed a connection through outdoor recreation, and through its network of retail stores nationally and internationally. Patagonia thinks local battles to protect a specific stand of forest, a stretch of river, an indigenous wild species or a community from a polluting refinery are both effective at building public support and confronting larger, more complicated issues—like climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental justice. Patagonia encourages work that brings underrepresented communities to the forefront of the environmental movement and defend communities whose health and livelihoods are threatened by environmental exploitation. Patagonia supports multipronged campaigns that push for greater environmental protections and force the government to abide by its own laws.

Because Patagonia is a privately held company, it has the freedom to fund risk-taking, off-the-beaten-track groups where small grants are most effective.

Patagonia funds work that:
-Is action-oriented
-Focuses on root causes
-Has a clear strategy
-Identifies specific goals and objectives that can be effectively measured to evaluate success
-Builds public involvement and civic engagement
-Works to build an inclusive and diverse environmental movement
-Takes place within the following countries: United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia, Chile, Argentina, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Corporate Grants:

Through the corporate grants program, Patagonia funds environmental work that takes place within the United States and is either national in scope or not located near one of the U.S. retail stores. It is a broad program that essentially encompasses all projects that do not fall within one of the International, Retail, Media or World Trout grants programs.

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

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

Retail Grants:

Through the Retail Grants Program, Patagonia funds environmental work that takes place near one of its retail stores.

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

Patagonia is 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. Patagonia looks for innovative groups with proposed projects that are quantifiable, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and that include measures for evaluating success.

International Grants:

Through the international grants programs, Patagonia funds environmental work that takes place within the following countries: Canada, Chile, Argentina, Japan, Korea, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic .

As with all Patagonia grants programs, the International Grants Programs support small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working strategically on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. Patagonia is most interested in making international grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and approach issues with a commitment to long-term change.

Media Grants:

Through its own environmental campaigns, Patagonia has witnessed the power of film to transform audiences into activists. To support grassroots groups that also use film as a form of activism, Patagonia has created a Media Grants Program. This program specifically funds environmental nonprofits that use media, mostly film, as a tool tightly linked to direct-action campaigns. To evaluate grant proposals, Patagonia has a grants council made up of employees with strong backgrounds in film and other media.

Patagonia looks for groups using media as a strategic tool to advance a campaign that is in line with the general grants program. The project must outline how using media is the most appropriate avenue as a call to action for a targeted audience and how it fits into the overall strategy of the campaign efforts.

Through the Media Grants Program, Patagonia funds work that:
-Is tied to an environmental campaign
-Goes beyond education and awareness building of the general public
-Is designed with a call to action for a targeted audience
-Is a tool to accomplish goals within a specific environmental campaign strategy

Native Fish Grants:

The World Trout Initiative funds only groups and efforts working to restore and protect wild, self-sustainable trout, salmon and other fish species within their native range. This includes both indigenous freshwater and saltwater fish. Patagonia believes that the best way to accomplish this over the long term is by ensuring that populations have high-quality habitats and adequate stream flows, can migrate between habitats without human intervention, are not negatively impacted by hatchery and aquaculture operations, have protection from harmful non-native species and disease, and are not over harvested.

Patagonia looks for innovative groups that produce measurable results and work on long-term solutions to root causes of the problem. Proposed projects should be quantifiable, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and should include measures for evaluating success.

Through the World Trout Initiative, Patagonia funds work that:
-Restores native river, coastal and saltwater habitats
-Ensures dedicated in-stream flows that mimic natural stream flows
-Provides unassisted fish passage (without human intervention) to and from historically accessible habitats; Patagonia gives priority to long-term, low-maintenance and natural channel solutions
-Fosters sustainable harvest techniques and eliminates irresponsible aquaculture and pollution
-Supports educational and scientific efforts in alignment with the mission of the World Trout Initiative

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173115

Estimated Size of Grant:

Patagonia’s typical grant size also varies from program to program, but generally ranges between $5,000 and $20,000.

Corporate Grants: The funding range for a corporate grant is typically between $10,000 and $20,000, depending on the specific needs of the project.

Retail Grants: The funding range for a retail grant is typically between $8,000 and $12,000, depending on the specific needs of the project.

Media Grants: The funding range for a Media Grant is typically between $15,000 and $30,000, depending on the specific needs of the project.

International Grants: The funding range for a Latin America grant is typically between $8,000 and $12,000, depending on the specific needs of the project. The funding range for a Canada corporate grant is typically between $10,000 and $20,000, depending on the specific needs of the project. The funding range for a Canada retail grant is typically between $8,000 and $12,000, depending on the specific needs of the project.

Native Fish Grants: The funding range for a World Trout Grant is typically between $5,000 and $15,000, depending on the specific needs of the project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Patagonia does 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
-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
-Projects that are solely focused on environmental education
-Environmental conferences
-Endowment funds
-Political campaigns
-Green building projects
-Bike advocacy, unless the project is in direct support of a climate change solution
-Event sponsorships or film festivals

To qualify for Patagonia international grant funding:
-Your organization must be operated for the public good
-Your organization must have charitable status in the country in which your organization is located, or have a fiscal sponsor with such status. Please note that Patagonia does not require international organizations to have U.S. 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status.
-Your organization, or your fiscal sponsor, must have a bank account for business purposes in the name of your organization

Please keep the following in mind when developing an international grant proposal:

Patagonia is unable to fund lobbying through the international grants program.
-Patagonia grant funds cannot not be used to carry on propaganda or to attempt to influence specific legislation, either by direct or grassroots lobbying.
-Patagonia grant funds cannot be used to participate or intervene in any campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office; or to fund any specific voter registration drive conducted in a manner that favors a particular candidate or slate of candidates.
-You can use funds to educate the public on issues.
-You can do general voter registration work that is not favoring one candidate over the other.

Patagonia is unable to fund US-based activities through the international grants program.
-All proposed activities must be conducted outside of the United States.
-Patagonia grant funds cannot be used to travel to a U.S. conference or to conduct programmatic activity that takes place in the United States.
-US-based organizations that do work internationally are eligible for the international grants programs, but all programs and activities must take place outside the United States.

Patagonia is unable to fund capital expenses through the international grants program.
-Patagonia grant funds cannot be used to purchase buildings, land, vehicles, or boats.
-Improvements such as repairs, remodels, renovations, etc. are also unallowable.

For Native Fish Grants, Patagonia does not create, fund or support projects that:
-Have artificial rearing, hatchery or aquaculture operations
-Promote or study human-assisted fish passage projects (e.g.,. trap and haul, fish elevators, barging)
-Endorse artificial or non-native habitat enhancement or augmentation projects
-Introduce or enhance fish populations not native to a particular body of water

Pre-Application Information:

Corporate Grants:
-April 30 All applications received in April will receive a response by the end of August.
-August 31 All applications received in August will receive a response by the end of January.

Retail Grants:
The Retail Grants Program generally accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the fiscal year. However, 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.

Media Grants:
-April 30: All applications received in April will receive a response by the end of August.
-August 31: All applications received in August will receive a response by the end of January.

Native Fish Grants:
The World Trout Grants Program generally accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the fiscal year.

International Grants:

Deadlines and typical funding amounts vary from region to region. Please review the country-specific information below to learn more about the international program to which you are applying.

Europe Grants Program:
The Europe Grants Program has two deadlines each year: January 31st and June 30th.

Japan Grants Program:
The Japan Grants Program has two deadlines each year: April 30th and August 31st.

Latin America Grants Program – Chile & Argentina:
The Latin America Grants Program has two deadlines each year: April 30th and August 31st.

Canada Grants Program – Corporate:
The Canada Corporate Grants Program has two deadlines each year: April 30th and August 31st.

Canada Grants Program – Retail:
The Canada Retail Grants Program accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the fiscal year.

If you are located near the Vancouver or Toronto retail stores and would like to know when the next round of grants funding will take place, please call your local store and ask to speak with their environmental point person about the grants timeline and application due dates for their store.

Australia Grants Program:
The Australia Grants Program has one deadline each year: August 31st.

Korea Grants Program:
The Korea Grants Program has one deadline each year: January 31st.

Corporate Grants Program:
http://www.patagonia.com/corporate-funding-guidelines.html

International Grants:
http://www.patagonia.com/international-grants.html

Media Grants Program:
http://www.patagonia.com/media-funding-guidelines.html

Native Fish Grants Program:
http://www.patagonia.com/world-trout-initiative/funding-guidelines.html

Retail Grants Program:
http://www.patagonia.com/retail-funding-guidelines.html (Rolling)

FAQ:
http://www.patagonia.com/funding-guidelines-faqs.html

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz.display_question?x_gm_id=2853&x_quiz_id=5928&x_order_by=1

For all technical assistance with CyberGrants and the application process, please contact:
cgsupport@cybergrants.com

For all questions not answered in the FAQ, and not related to CyberGrants or the application process, please reach out to the Grants Team at:
grants@patagonia.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.