Foundation Spotlight

Patagonia Environmental Grants Program

A corporate giving program out of Ventura, CA, Patagonia makes charitable donations to nonprofits involved with the environment. They give nationally and internationally in the form of Donated products, employee matching gifts, employee volunteer services, general/operating support, loaned talent and use of facilities.
Patagonia has given over $31 million dollars in grants and in kind donations to over 1000 groups since the program began in 1985. They pride themselves on giving to organizations normally overlooked by other corporate donors and funding "activists who take radical and strategic steps to protect habitat, wilderness and biodiversity."
http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/contribution/patagonia.go?assetid=2927

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