A Truly Global Reach
About 30% of Patagonia grants go to non-U.S.-based organizations. To facilitate these international grants, Patagonia established a donor advised fund with Tides. By 2005, those grants totaled more than $5 million and it continues to grow.
"Grassroots groups abroad can sometimes be wary of corporate giving programs," said Lisa Pike, Director of Environmental Programs; "They worry that there will be 'strings attached.' So we actually have to encourage groups to apply for a grant. It all translates into a lot of paperwork and follow-up. And Tides has been a great partner through this process."
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