Environmental Grants and Support
Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits
for Environmental Preservation Programs
for Environmental Preservation Programs
Foundation / Corporation
08/31/17 - for Corporate Grants, Canada Corporate Grants, International Grants, and Media Grants.
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
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.
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: http://www.patagonia.com/store-locator/
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.
- 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.
One proposal per group per fiscal year (May 1–April 30) is accepted, with deadlines varying from program to program.
Deadlines - April 30 and August 31
Generally accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the fiscal year.
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
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Questions on Europe grants can be directed to Mihela Hladin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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