Patagonia: Media Grants ProgramDeadline: August 31, 2019
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 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.
Patagonia looks for groups using media as a strategic tool to advance a campaign that is in line with its general grants program (for more on the general grants program see: https://www.patagonia.com/grant-guidelines.html). 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
Amount: Grants typically range from $15,000-$30,000.
Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations.