What is the Patagonia International Grants Programme?
Through their international grants programs, Patagonia, the outdoor activities and sports retailer, funds environmental work that takes place within the following countries: Canada, Chile, Argentina, Japan, Korea, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic .
As with all Patagonia grants programs, their International Grants Programs support small, grassroots, activist organisations with provocative direct-action agendas, working strategically on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. They are most interested in making international grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and approach issues with a commitment to long-term change.
Grants are available up to the amount of US$12,000 for projects that meet their funding guidelines.
To qualify for Patagonia international grant funding:
- Your organisation must be operated for the public good
- Your organisation must have charitable status in the country in which your organisation is located, or have a fiscal sponsor with such status. Please note that Patagonia does not require international organisations to have U.S. 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status.
- Your organisation, or your fiscal sponsor, must have a bank account for business purposes in the name of your organisation
Please keep the following in mind when developing an international grant proposal:
- Patagonia is unable to fund lobbying through our international grants program.
- Patagonia grant funds cannot not be used to carry on propaganda or to attempt to influence specific legislation, either by direct or grassroots lobbying.
- Patagonia grant funds cannot be used to participate or intervene in any campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office; or to fund any specific voter registration drive conducted in a manner that favours a particular candidate or slate of candidates.
- You can use funds to educate the public on issues.
- You can do general voter registration work that is not favouring one candidate over the other.
- Patagonia is unable to fund US-based activities through their international grants program.
- All proposed activities must be conducted outside of the United States.
- Patagonia grant funds cannot be used to travel to a U.S. conference or to conduct programmatic activity that takes place in the United States.
- US-based organizations that do work internationally are eligible for our international grants programs, but all programs and activities must take place outside the United States.
- Patagonia is unable to fund capital expenses through their international grants program.
- Patagonia grant funds cannot be used to purchase buildings, land, vehicles, or boats.
- Improvements such as repairs, remodels, renovations, etc. are also unallowable.
If you are unsure whether or not an activity is permissible within their international grants program, please reach out to their grants team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patagonia accepts one proposal per group per fiscal year (May 1 – April 30). Deadlines and typical funding amounts vary from region to region.
Europe Grants Program
The Europe Grants Program has two deadlines each year: January 31st and June 30th. Please visit Patagonia’s Europe Grants webpage to learn more about the program and how to apply.
For Upcoming Application Deadlines
To begin the international grants application process for regions with upcoming deadlines, click “Apply Now” to take the eligibility quiz and find out if your work fits within Patagonia’s guidelines.
For additional questions related to what is a fit for the Patagonia International Grants Program, please refer to the Patagonia Grants Program general guidelines. All general program guidelines are applicable to the Corporate Grants Program.
For all technical assistance with CyberGrants and the application process, please contact Patagonia’s support team at email@example.com.
For all questions not answered in the Frequently Asked Questions and not related to CyberGrants or the application process, please reach out to Patagonia’s grants team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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