The VF Foundation, the private grantmaking organization funded by VF Corp., announced the recipients of its gifting cycle totaling $7.3 million in investments to 80 organizations around the world. The investments include $5 million in support of the environment, social and economic equity and community impact grants, and more than $2 million for disaster relief and global COVID-19 support.
“These investments represent our core values while also allowing us to scale our impact globally. We are proud that our grantees fully embody all that we believe in – protecting outdoor spaces, promoting the value of trade work, and contributing to a world that prioritizes equity and belonging for all people,” stated Gloria Schoch, Director of The VF Foundation. “We believe these are vital issues where we can have significant positive impacts. These grants will help our valued partners advance their efforts while also creating movements that drive meaningful change.”
Environmental Justice and Stewardship
Conservation and community organizations receiving grants within this focus area include The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land and the Impact Farming Foundation.
Elevating the Trades
The VF Foundation is investing in several partnerships that provide the leadership competencies and technical skills necessary for the next generation of essential workers entering the workforce, including the National Forest Foundation and U.S. Forest Service and Emily Griffith Technical College.
Equity and Belonging
The Foundation is partnering with organizations to build a more inclusive and diverse workforce, including: Camber Outdoors and the Fashion Scholarship Fund.
The VF Foundation provided more than $2 million in COVID-19 aid through cash donations and creative cause marketing campaigns that directly supported communities where VF Corporation operates around the world.
For more information about The VF Foundation or its granting cycles and requirements and a complete list of grant recipients, go here.