International Grants Program
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, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, 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.
We accept one proposal per group per our fiscal year (May 1–April 30*). Deadlines and typical funding amounts vary from region to region. Please review the country-specific information below to learn more about the international program to which you are applying.
*Please note: due to the current crisis, these deadlines have changed. We’ll update this page with more information in June—thank you for your patience.
Australian Grants Program
The Australia Grants Program has one deadline each year: August 31. Please visit our Australia Grants webpage to learn more about the program and how to apply.
Europe Grants Program
The Europe Grants Program has two deadlines each year: January 31 and June 30. Please visit our Europe Grants webpage to learn more about the program and how to apply.
Japan Grants Program
The Japan Grants Program has two deadlines each year: April 30 and August 31. Please visit our Japan Grants webpage to learn more about the program and how to apply.
Korea Grants Program
The Korea Grants Program has one deadline each year: January 31. Please visit our Korea Grants webpage to learn more about the program and how to apply.
Latin America Grants Program – Chile & Argentina
The Latin America Grants Program has two deadlines each year: April 30 and August 31.
The funding range for a Latin America grant is typically between $8,000 and $12,000, depending on the specific needs of the project.
Please note that at this time, our Latin America Grants Program exists only in Chile and Argentina. To begin the application process for work taking place in Chile or Argentina, click “Apply” below to take the eligibility quiz and find out if your work fits within our guidelines. If your work is eligible, you will then be directed to the Latin America grant application form.
Who we fund
Our International Grants Program supports small grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working strategically on multipronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. We support groups that work to protect local habitats and frontline communities through bold, original actions.
We are most interested in making corporate 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, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and that include measures for evaluating success.
To Qualify for Patagonia International Grant 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 is not favoring 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 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.
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.
Please note that our program guidelines are constantly updated, so we highly recommend checking these guidelines before submitting a new proposal.
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