We accept one proposal per group, per fiscal year (May 1st - April 30th*). Grants up to $12,000 may be requested.
If your work is located near one of our retail stores, your proposal will be reviewed by store employees.
If your work is not located near one of our retail stores, your proposal will be reviewed by an employee Grants Council at our company headquarters
All applications received in June will receive a response by the end of October.
All applications received in January will receive a response by the end of June.
*Please note: due to the current crisis, these deadlines have changed. We’ll update this page with more information in July—thank you for your patience.
Who We Fund
Our Corporate Grants Program supports small, grassroots activist organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and that are working strategically on multipronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. We support local groups that work to protect local habitats and frontline communities through bold, original actions.
We are most interested in making these grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. We look for innovative groups with proposed projects that are quantifiable; that have with specific goals, objectives and action plans and that include measures for evaluating success.
Because we're a privately held company, we have the freedom to fund groups off the beaten track, and that's where we believe our small grants are most effective.
The funding range is typically between $5,000 and $12,000, depending on the specific needs of the project.
For additional questions related to what is in line with the Patagonia Corporate Grants Program, please refer to the Patagonia Grants Program general guidelines. All general program guidelines are applicable to the Corporate Grants Program.
Please note that our program guidelines are constantly being updated, so we highly recommend checking these guidelines before you submit a new proposal.