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Environmental Grants and Support - Media Grants Program

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits
for Environmental Activism through Film

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Patagonia

Deadline Date:

08/31/19

Description:

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Grants typically ranging between $15,000 and $30,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations that use film and media as part of a campaign tool to promote environmental activism. Funding is intended to support campaigns that inspire audiences to become environmental activists through film and media.

Projects must take place within the following countries: United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia, Chile, Argentina, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

Through its environmental campaigns, Patagonia has witnessed the power of film to transform audiences into activists. To support grassroots groups that also use film as a form of activism, the Media Grants Program was created. This program specifically funds environmental nonprofits that use media, mostly film, as a tool tightly linked to direct-action campaigns.

Patagonia looks for groups using media as a strategic tool to advance a campaign that is in line with the general grants program. The project must outline how using media is the most appropriate avenue as a call to action for a targeted audience and how it fits into the overall strategy of the campaign efforts.

Through the Media Grants Program, Patagonia funds work that:
- Is tied to an environmental campaign
- Goes beyond education and awareness building of the general public
- Is designed with a call to action for a targeted audience
- Is a tool to accomplish goals within a specific environmental campaign strategy

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

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 their 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 are encouraged. Multipronged campaigns that push for greater environmental protections and force the government to abide by its own laws are supported.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185170

Estimated Size of Grant:

The funding range for a Media Grant is typically between $15,000 and $30,000, depending on the specific needs of the project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations or organizations with a comparable fiscal sponsor in the following countries may apply:
United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia, Chile, Argentina, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

Not Funded:
- Organizations without 501(c)(3) status or a comparable fiscal sponsor
- Trail creation, maintenance or restoration
- Any dam renovations, human-assisted fish passage infrastructure or hatchery programs
- Land acquisition, land trusts or conservation easements
- Research, unless it is in direct support of a developed plan for specific action to alleviate an environmental problem
- Projects that are solely focused on environmental education
- Environmental conferences
- Endowment funds
- Political campaigns
- Green building projects
- Bike advocacy, unless the project is in direct support of a climate change solution
- Event sponsorships or film festivals

Pre-Application Information:

There are two annual deadlines for the Media Grants Program:

April 30: All applications received in April will receive a response by the end of August.
August 31: All applications received in August will receive a response by the end of January.

To begin the application process, the applicants will 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 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.

Please note that the program guidelines are constantly updated, therefore, it is highly recommended to check 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.

Apply Online: 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 questions not answered in the Frequently Asked Questions and not related to CyberGrants or the application process, please reach out to the grants team at grants@patagonia.com.

Grant Coverage Areas:

Projects must take place within the following countries: United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia, Chile, Argentina, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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