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Environmental Grants and Support

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits
for Environmental Preservation Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

08/31/17 - for Corporate Grants, Canada Corporate Grants, International Grants, and Media Grants.


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for projects and programs to preserve and protect the environment and local habitats. Funding is intended to support organizations that recognize and address the underlying causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Funding is intended to support small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working strategically on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment.

The following types of grants are offered:

- Corporate Grants: Fund projects that take place within the U.S. and Canada, and are either national in scope or not local to one of the North American 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.

- Retail Grants: Provide financial support to environmental nonprofits located near a local Patagonia retail store.

- International Grants: Assist nonprofits to fight the environmental battles facing communities in 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.

- Media Grants: Support groups that use media as a campaign tool to transform audiences into environmental activists.

- Native Fish Grants: The World Trout Initiative focuses on protecting and restoring native fish populations and the habitat on which they depend.

Patagonia funds work that meets the following criteria:

- 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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173115

Estimated Size of Grant:

The typical grant size also varies from program to program, but generally ranges between $5,000 and $20,000.
- Retail grants are typically between $8,000 and $12,000.
- Media Grants are typically between $15,000 and $30,000.
- Native Fish - World Trout Grants are typically between $5,000 and $15,000.
- Europe Grants are up to $12,000.
- US and Canada Corporate Grants are typically between $10,000 and $20,000.
- Canada Retail Grants are typically between $8,000 and $12,000.
- Latin America Grants are typically between $8,000 and $12,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations from the following countries are eligible to apply:
United States, Canada, Japan, Chile, Argentina, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Australia and the Czech Republic nonprofit organizations for projects and programs to preserve and protect the environment.

For Retail Grants, please see the retail store locator to find the nearest retail location:

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 see the International Grants link in Pre-application Information below for more eligibility information.

Not funded:

- 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

Eligibility Criteria for a specific grant category may be reviewed by clicking the appropriate link in Pre-Application Information.

Pre-Application Information:

One proposal per group per fiscal year (May 1–April 30) is accepted, with deadlines varying from program to program.

Corporate Grants:
Deadlines - April 30 and August 31

Retail Grants:
Generally accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the fiscal year.

International Grants:
Deadlines vary for programs in different countries.
- February 28: Europe
- April 30, 2017: Japan, Latin America (Chile and Argentina), Canada Corporate Program
- June 30, 2017: Europe
- August 31, 2017: Japan, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Canada Corporate
- January 31, 2018: Korea

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:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the fiscal year.


Please note that program guidelines are constantly updated, so it is highly recommended to check these guidelines each time before submitting a new proposal.

Contact Information:

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

All applications begin with an online eligibility quiz. If eligible, you will be directed to the application portal.

For all technical assistance with CyberGrants and the application process, please contact our support team at

For all questions not answered in the Frequently Asked Questions and not related to CyberGrants or the application process, please reach out to the grants team at

Questions on Europe grants can be directed to Mihela Hladin at

Patagonia Service Center
8550 White Fir St.
Reno, NV 89523

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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.