Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Environmental Grants and Support - Media Grants Program

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Patagonia

Deadline Date:

08/31/19

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

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.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

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.

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Documentar...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length documentary films in development stage to post-production. Funding is intended to support independent, nonfiction films that demonstrate effective storytelling, feasibility and originalit

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Psychology Graduate Student to Research the Effects...

Deadline 06/15/20

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International graduate psychology student for research and demonstration projects that foster understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholastic achievement, primarily for children in kindergarten through eighth g

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to Canada Nonprofit Organizations and Individuals for Outdoor Safety Education for Yo...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants ranging from $750 to $2,500 to Canada nonprofit organizations and individuals for programs that promote outdoor safety and encourage youth and outdoor leaders to avoid outdoor risks. Funds may be used to train and educate youth and outdoor leaders on risk avoidan

GrantWatch ID#: 139039

Grants to USA and Canada Rescue Groups and Individuals to Assist with Health Care Costs for ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $1,000 to USA and Canada animal shelters, rescue agencies, and individuals to assist with costs of urgent medical care for animals that are injured, abused, or neglected. Funding is intended to relieve financial strain, help animals recover, and eventual

GrantWatch ID#: 140837

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits to Promote Environmental Sustainability

Deadline 06/01/20

Grants starting at $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for environmental sustainability initiatives to improve ocean health. Funding is intended to support innovative projects that meet challenges faced by the marine and sailing industries.

GrantWatch ID#: 142067

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations for Community-Based Chamber Music Edu...

Deadline 03/13/20

Grants ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 to USA, Canada, and International organizations for community-based chamber music education programs. Funding is intended for programs that make it possible for students to experience chamber music for the first time and for adult pl

GrantWatch ID#: 144087

Grants and In-Kind Grants to Alberta and British Columbia Nonprofits for Safety, Education, ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants and in-kind grants to Alberta and British Columbia nonprofit, charitable, and educational organizations for programs that contribute to the well-being and health of residents in the Funding Source's area of service. Eligible programs will focus on the areas of ed

GrantWatch ID#: 144191

Grants to Canada Nonprofits for Education, Environment, Medical, Social Services, and Arts a...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Canada nonprofit organizations for programs or projects that will benefit, improve, and develop Candian society. Funding will be awarded to programs in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, medical, and social services. Innovation is consider

GrantWatch ID#: 145799

Award to USA or Canada Individual for Contributions to High School Astronomy Education

Deadline 03/01/20

Award of $500 to a USA or Canada high school astronomy teacher or educator to recognize outstanding contributions to astronomy education. Candidates for this award demonstrate outstanding teaching and commitment to planetarium or classroom-based education, including the

GrantWatch ID#: 149963