The Cotopaxi Foundation
Giving is core to the Cotopaxi model. We tie our earnings to impact by allocating 1% of annual revenues to the Cotopaxi Foundation. Simply put, the foundation boosts our grantmaking, democratizes our impact, and helps us make a bigger difference in the communities we touch.
Advances our mission to support global poverty alleviation by directing grants to selected nonprofits.
Allows individuals and businesses to better support the Cotopaxi cause.
Ensures that Cotopaxi will remain a dedicated B Corp forever.
Responding To The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crises
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster. The IRC has offices across the country, but we work specifically with its Salt Lake City office to support Cotopaxi’s local refugee community. With the IRC SLC, we host educational events for refugee youth, offer bridge employment through our card-writing program, and contribute to the Cotopaxi Refugee Scholarship Fund.Visit Site
Participatory, Experiential Learning
As its name suggests, Escuela Nueva’s focus is education. More specifically, the organization seeks to provide student-directed education models to communities affected by conflict and limited opportunity. With over 86 schools throughout rural Colombia and Latin America, Escuela Nueva empowers students to be active participants in their education and brings schooling to those without access.Visit Site
Eradicating Malaria One Net At A Time
UN Foundation - Nothing But Nets
A campaign of the UN Foundation, Nothing But Nets is on a mission to eradicate malaria. Since its creation in 2006, NBN has delivered more than 13 million bed nets to families in need, along with other crucial malaria intervention services such as diagnosis, treatment, and training for healthcare workers. We’ve teamed up with Nothing But Nets to expand its work to end malaria in Ecuador and other parts of Latin America.Visit Site
Helping Refugees Make Utah Home
Utah Refugee Services
A division of Utah’s Department of Workforce Services, Utah Refugee Services helps refugees integrate into their new communities. It also helps them find family-sustaining employment. In partnership with Utah Refugee Services, we offer bridge employment opportunities for displaced individuals through our repairs program.Visit Site
How to Give
Every time you purchase one of our products, you’re contributing to the Cotopaxi Foundation. But we encourage you to be part of Doing Good by giving directly to the foundation. However you support our efforts, your contribution is making a difference.Donate Now
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Cotopaxi Foundation? Why did Cotopaxi launch a foundation?
The Cotopaxi Foundation is a Utah-based private 501c3 nonprofit organization. Giving is core to the Cotopaxi model. The foundation is the next step in terms of doing more good. 1% of our annual revenue goes to the Cotopaxi Foundation, which aims to boost our grantmaking, democratize our impact, and help us make a bigger difference in the communities we touch.
Is Cotopaxi changing its mission?
No. We’re still committed to helping alleviate global poverty and our grants and programs will continue to reflect that mission.
How is the foundation funded? What is the relationship between Cotopaxi and the Cotopaxi Foundation?
Cotopaxi gives 1% of revenue every year to the foundation. 100% of this corporate donation supports Cotopaxi Foundation grantees and impact programming, such as our card-writing program and Questival activations.
Will the Cotopaxi Foundation be doing any of its own programming?
While the Cotopaxi Foundation’s principal focus remains supporting leading nonprofits, we do look forward to increasing our community programs.
We will be launching some exciting new programs alongside partnerships, such as a new repairs program. We’re excited to share these developments with you!
How can I support the mission of Cotopaxi’s foundation? How will that money be used?
Donate Here All donations, including yours, will go directly to Cotopaxi partners and joint programming. Check our blog for specific examples of our programs.