Focus of This Profile: Grants for environmental conservation, alternative energy, sustainable agriculture, and management of natural resources.
Principal Office: USA
Patagonia is a retailer of outdoor clothing and sports equipment, operating in the USA and several other countries.
The Patagonia Environmental Grants Program makes small grants to environmental organizations in the countries in which it operates. Most grants are for projects in industrialized countries, with the exception of Argentina and Chile – emblematic of the company’s name.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Environmental Grants. Patagonia’s environmental grants support projects in the following subject areas:
Grants are to nonprofit charitable organizations in the USA, and to organizations in other countries that have comparable charitable status -- or that have a fiscal sponsor in the USA.
Most grants are from US$3 thousand to US$8 thousand.
APPLICATION: Grant seekers determine their eligibility by completing an online quiz.
For eligible applicants, proposals can be submitted to any of Patagonia’s retail stores at any time of the year.
For applicants not applying to a store, applications are submitted online according to the calendar schedule posted on Patagonia’s website.
About the program, and how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Latin America and Caribbean: Argentina, Chile
Each year, Patagonia provides at least 1% of sales or 10% of pre-tax profits (whichever is more) for its environmental grants.
In addition to online applications, grant requests can be submitted to Patagonia’s retail stores.
Patagonia offers a searchable grants directory.
Most of the corporation’s support for conservation in Argentina and Chile is through Conservación Patagónica, a nonprofit foundation established for this purpose.
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