Orvis Stepping Up To The Plate With Grants
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Orvis, an outdoor focused retailer with 400+ locations is one of the popular retailers among fishermen, hikers, and outdoors people who like quality outdoor products. Recently, they have finalized their list of non profits they’ll be working with in 2015 to help make a difference. One of the benefits of being a larger company with good sales and profits is that you have the ability to give back to programs that align with your company which is exactly what Orvis is doing here.
The programs in which Orvis will be supporting in 2015
Multi-year collaboration with Orvis on the 1,000 Miles Campaign, to reconnect 1,000 miles of stream passage in watersheds throughout the United States. This project will open up waterways through the repair and/or removal of culverts and other obstructions. With an Orvis matching grant up to $90,000, the campaign plans to raise $180,000 or more.
Programs benefitting shelters and providing homes for rescued dogs across America. This program, whose goal is to ensure that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home, is so popular with Orvis customers that it more than tripled its goal in 2014. Orvis will match customers’ contributions to Petfinder up to $30,000.
Chesapeake Bay foundation
Benefitting its Oyster Restoration Program, which works to restore native oyster reefs in Maryland and Virginia to improve water quality and fish habitat in Chesapeake Bay. Orvis’ $30,000 matching grant aims to raise a total of $60,000 for this program.
Fish Forever partnership in Belize, empowering local communities to sustainably manage their fisheries, thereby increasing food security, conserving important marine habitats and species, safeguarding local jobs and creating coastal climate resilience.
The projects above are some of the highlighted projects for Orvis in 2015, but please keep in mind there are dozens of other charities and non-profit organizations Orvis helps support to cash donations and in kind donations. To learn more, visit www.orvis.com/conservation
All in all, Orvis will donate $1 Million to charities and philanthropies in 2015 which is great to see. This is part of their commitment to donate 5% of their pre-tax profits to charity each year.