Our business partners demonstrate to their customers a shared commitment to Wild California, wilderness recreation and our state’s quality of life. We partner with corporations to provide volunteer opportunities for employee team building, workplace giving and promotion of shared values. We are extremely grateful for their support.
The Conservation Alliance is a group of outdoor industry companies that disburses its collective annual membership dues to grassroots environmental organizations. We direct our funding to community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat, preferably where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. The Alliance was founded in 1989 by industry leaders REI, Patagonia, The North Face, and Kelty, who shared the goal of increasing outdoor industry support for conservation efforts. We now have more than 160 member companies, and will disburse $900,000 in 2008.
In 1973 a young man stopped by Patagonia’s offices to make a pitch. He called himself, ambitiously, "Friends of the Ventura River," and his plan was to restore the filthy trickle near our headquarters to its former, wild self. A lone activist with monumental goals, he envisioned fish life, shore birds and untainted riffles in a channel ruined by pollution. He gave us hope. We gave him desk space.
By 1985, we formalized our support of environmental activism by committing 10% of our pre-tax profits to grassroots environmental groups. Later, we changed our pledge to at least 1% of sales or 10% of pre-tax profits – whichever is more. We give at the grassroots level to innovative groups overlooked or rejected by other corporate donors. We fund activists who take radical and strategic steps to protect habitat, wilderness and biodiversity. We have given over $31 million in grants and in-kind donations to more than 1,000 organizations since the program began.
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