Patagonia: Environmental GrantsDeadline: August 31, 2016
Patagonia is an outdoor and clothing gear company that seeks to make environmental grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Patagonia gives priority to organizations that create a strong base of citizen support. It supports small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. Patagonia will help local groups working to protect local habitat, and believes that 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. It looks for innovative groups that produce measurable results, and supports efforts that force the government to abide by its own—our own—laws. Applicant organizations’ efforts should be quantifiable, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and should include measures for evaluating success.
Amount: Up to $12,000 each.
Eligibility: Organizations with 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor that work in the 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.