Our International 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 specific goals, objectives and action plans, and that include measures for evaluating success.
Through our International Grants Program, we fund environmental work that takes place within the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. (Organizations applying for projects within Canada can apply through our Corporate or Retail Grants Programs.)
Your proposal will be reviewed by employees from the international region for which you apply.
To qualify for Patagonia International Grants Program funding:
- Your organization must operate for the environmental and public good.
- Your organization, or your fiscal sponsor, must have a bank account for business purposes in the name of your organization.
Please keep the following in mind when developing your 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 favors 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 does not favor one candidate over another.
- Patagonia is unable to fund US-based activities through our International Grants Program.
- All proposed activities must be conducted outside of the United States.
- Patagonia grant funds cannot be used to travel to a US 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 of the United States.
- Patagonia is unable to fund capital expenses through our 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.
We have altered the region-specific deadlines and processes for our International Grants Program this year. Please reference each region’s website for more information:
Organizations applying for projects within Canada can apply through our Corporate or Retail Grants Programs.
For additional questions related to what is in line with the Patagonia International Grants Program, please refer to the Patagonia Grants Program general guidelines. All general program guidelines are applicable to the International Grants Program.