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Environmental Grants and Support - World Trout Grants Program

Grants to USA, Canada, and International
Nonprofits to Protect and Restore Wild Fish

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Patagonia

Deadline Date:

08/31/19

Description:

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Grants typically ranging between $5,000 and $15,000 to USA, Canada, and International environmental nonprofit organizations for programs that protect and restore wild fish and their natural habitats. Funding is intended to support original programs that address the root causes of the problem and provide long-term solutions.

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.

The World Trout Initiative funds only groups and efforts working to restore and protect wild, self-sustainable trout, salmon and other fish species within their native range. This includes both indigenous freshwater and saltwater fish. Patagonia believes that the best way to accomplish this over the long term is by ensuring that populations have high-quality habitats and adequate stream flows, can migrate between habitats without human intervention, are not negatively impacted by hatchery and aquaculture operations, have protection from harmful non-native species and disease, and are not overharvested.

Through the World Trout Initiative, Patagonia funds work that:
- Restores native river, coastal and saltwater habitats
- Ensures dedicated in-stream flows that mimic natural stream flows
- Provides unassisted fish passage (without human intervention) to and from historically accessible habitats; priority is given to long-term, low-maintenance and natural channel solutions
- Fosters sustainable harvest techniques and eliminates irresponsible aquaculture and pollution
- Supports educational and scientific efforts in alignment with the mission of the World Trout Initiative

Patagonia looks for innovative groups that produce measurable results and work on long-term solutions to root causes of the problem. Proposed projects should be quantifiable, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and should include measures for evaluating success.

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 the Foundation has formed a connection through outdoor recreation, and through the network of retail stores nationally and internationally.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185171

Estimated Size of Grant:

The funding range for a World Trout Grant is typically between $5,000 and $15,000, 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.

Patagonia does not fund:
- Organizations without 501(c)(3) status or a comparable fiscal sponsor
- Trail creation, maintenance or restoration
- Any dam renovations
- 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

Patagonia does not create, fund or support projects that:
- Have artificial rearing, hatchery or aquaculture operations
- Promote or study human-assisted fish passage projects (e.g.,. trap and haul, fish elevators, barging)
- Endorse artificial or non-native habitat enhancement or augmentation projects
- Introduce or enhance fish populations not native to a particular body of water

Pre-Application Information:

We accept one proposal per group per our fiscal year (May 1–April 30). There are two annual deadlines for the World Trout 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 the 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.

Online Quiz and Application: 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 other questions, 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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