High-End Retailer Offers Environmental Ed Funding

Private Funder: Patagonia; Opportunity: 2015 Environmental Grants Program; Funding Focus: Education, environment, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: A typical grant is $12,000; Deadlines: April 30 and Aug. 31.

The company’s environmental grant program supports small, grassroots organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns. Programs should be educational and help to preserve and protect the environment. Youth groups have won.

A recent grantee was Project Bike Trip. The program provides comprehensive hands-on and academic bicycle education for youth in order to enhance lives, create opportunities and build sustainable communities. In addition to this program, each Patagonia retail store administers a local grants program. Retail store grant applications are accepted year round. Local store information can be accessed here


About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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