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Patagonia

Ventura

CA

Grant Details

Mission

Patagonia supports environmental organizations with bold, direct-action agendas and a commitment to long-term change. Because we believe that the most direct path to real change is through building grassroots momentum, our funding focuses on organizations that have or can create a strong base of support.

We support innovative work that addresses the root causes of the environmental crisis and seeks to protect both the environment and affected communities. We focus on places where we’ve formed a connection through outdoor recreation, and through our network of retail stores nationally and internationally. We think local battles to protect a specific stand of forest, a stretch of river, an indigenous wild species or a community from a polluting refinery are both effective at building public support and confronting larger, more complicated issues—like climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental justice. We encourage work that brings underrepresented communities to the forefront of the environmental movement and defend communities whose health and livelihoods are threatened by environmental exploitation. We support multipronged campaigns that push for greater environmental protections and force the government to abide by its own laws.

Grantmaking Approach

Eligibility

We fund work that:
is action-oriented
focuses on root causes
has a clear strategy
identifies specific goals and objectives that can be effectively measured to evaluate success
builds public involvement and civic engagement
works to build an inclusive and diverse environmental movement

Ineligibility

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
projects that are solely focused on environmental education
environmental conferences
endowment funds
political campaigns
green building projects
bike advocacy, unless the project is in direct support of a climate change solution
event sponsorships or film festivals

Unsolicited Application

Grant Size

Priorities

Funding Uses

Grantee Service Area

Yes

$5,000 - $20,000

Environment

Unspecified

Worldwide

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