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Environmental Grants and Support - International Grants Program: Canada Grants Program - Corporate and Retail

Grants to Canada Grassroots Organizations
for Activist Projects to Preserve the Environment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Patagonia

Deadline Date:

08/31/19 - For Corporate Grants; Retail Grants applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Grants typically ranging between $10,000 and $20,000 and grants typically ranging between $8,000 and $12,000 to Canada grassroots organizations for programs that preserve the environment. Eligible programs will be original, bold, action-directed, and committed to long-term change.

The Canada Grants Program offers two types of grants: Corporate Grants and Retail Grants.

This program supports small grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working strategically on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment.

Patagonia supports innovative work that addresses the root causes of the environmental crisis and seeks to protect both the environment and affected communities. It is focused on places where Patagonia has formed a connection through outdoor recreation, and through the network of retail stores nationally and internationally. Patagonia believes support of 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. Work that brings underrepresented communities to the forefront of the environmental movement and defends communities whose health and livelihoods are threatened by environmental exploitation is encouraged. Multipronged campaigns that push for greater environmental protections and force the government to abide by its own laws are supported.

Patagonia funds 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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185172

Estimated Size of Grant:

Canada – Corporate:
The funding range for a Canada corporate grant is typically between $10,000 and $20,000, depending on the specific needs of the project.

Canada – Retail:
The funding range for a Canada retail grant is typically between $8,000 and $12,000, depending on the specific needs of the project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for Patagonia international grant funding:
- The organization must be operated for the public good
- The organization must have charitable status in the country in which the organization is located, or have a fiscal sponsor with such status. Please note that Patagonia does not require international organizations to have U.S. 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status.
- The organization, or fiscal sponsor, must have a bank account for business purposes in the name of the organization that is applying.

Please keep the following in mind when developing an international grant proposal:

Patagonia is unable to fund lobbying through the international grants program.
- Patagonia grant funds cannot 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 favors a particular candidate or slate of candidates.
- Funds can be used to educate the public on issues.
- General voter registration work that is not favoring one candidate over the other can be done.

Patagonia is unable to fund capital expenses through the 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Canada Grants Program – Corporate
The Canada Corporate Grants Program has two deadlines each year: April 30th and August 31st.

To begin the Canada Corporate grants application process, applicants are asked to complete the eligibility quiz and find out if their work fits within the guidelines. If their work is eligible, they will then be directed to the Canada Corporate grant application form.

Canada Grants Program – Retail
The Canada Retail Grants Program accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the fiscal year.

If the organization is located near Patagonia's Vancouver or Toronto retail stores and would like to know when the next round of grants funding will take place, applicants are asked to call the local store and ask to speak with their environmental point person about the grants timeline and application due dates for their store.

To begin the retail grants application process for work near Vancouver or Toronto, applicants are asked to complete the eligibility quiz and find out if their work fits within the guidelines. If their work is eligible, they will then be directed to the Canada Retail grant application form.

Grant Guidelines: https://www.patagonia.com/grant-guidelines.html

FAQs: https://www.patagonia.com/funding-guidelines-faqs.html

Only one proposal per group per fiscal year (May 1–April 30) will be accepted. Applicants may not submit more than one proposal in a 12-month period, even if separate applications are submitted to different Patagonia grants programs.

The program guidelines are constantly updated, therefore, it is highly recommended to check these guidelines each time before submitting a new proposal.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Quiz and Application: https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz.display_question?x_gm_id=2853&x_quiz_id=5928&x_order_by=1

For all technical assistance with CyberGrants and the application process, please contact the support team at cgsupport@cybergrants.com.

For all other questions, please reach out to the grants team at grants@patagonia.com.

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Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon