Friday, August 24, 2012

2012/08/31 Patagonia Grassroots Environmental Grants

Patagonia Accepting Grant Applications for Grassroots Environmental Campaigns 

– Deadline: August 31, 2012

The Patagonia Outdoor clothing company Patagonia's environmental grant program supports small, grassroots organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. The program seeks to fund work that is action-oriented, builds public involvement and support, is strategic, focuses on root causes, accomplishes specific goals and objectives, and demonstrates a commitment to long-term change.

The company does not fund organizations without 501(c)(3) status or an eligible fiscal sponsor. Grants will not be provided for general environmental education efforts; 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; or green building projects.

Most grants are in the range of $3,000 to $8,000.

Funding is limited to programs in the United States, Canada, Japan, Chile, Argentina, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, or Austria.

Applications are accepted each year during the months of April and August. All applications received by August 31 will be responded to in January. Only one proposal from an organization will be considered per year.

For more information, visit the Patagonia website @