About The Cotopaxi Foundation

Giving is core to who we are. The Cotopaxi Foundation provides grants to nonprofits that help communities around the world facing extreme poverty. To date, we’ve helped reach an estimated 4.25 million people by improving access to health, education, and livelihoods

Sustainable Ethics

Our Focus

We concentrate our core efforts in Latin America’s poorest communities, investing in health, education, and livelihoods, categories identified by MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) to have high potential for alleviating poverty. We also support our grantees when they respond to emergency humanitarian efforts across the globe, as well as nonprofits in the U.S. working to improve education, health, and livelihoods.

How Our Foundation Works

The Cotopaxi Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which distributes at least 1% of Cotopaxi's corporate (PBC) revenue in the form of philanthropic grants. We also welcome donations to our foundation, 100% of which directly support our grantees and impact programs.

Cotopaxi Foundation Grantees

The Cotopaxi Foundation supports outstanding organizations improving standards of living for communities experiencing poverty. The foundation supports its partners through multi-year grants to create lasting impact through long-term programs. We do not accept grant applications.

2023 Outcomes

Aided 4.25 million people since 2014

Provided malaria interventions to 100,000+ people in South America

Helped our partners reach 340,000+ people in humanitarian crises

Kept 2,745,000 yards of fabric out of landfills since 2014

Expanded our program support to a total of 10 countries

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With Us

When you donate directly to the Cotopaxi Foundation, 100% of your contribution goes directly to our vetted nonprofit partners focused on alleviating poverty.

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Gear for Good®

As our company grows, so does our ability to reach those in need. Gear for Good is our promise to make durable products as sustainably as possible, and to use our revenue to support communities experiencing poverty. We hope you'll join us so we can make an even bigger impact together.

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Corporate Donations

The Cotopaxi Foundation is a nonprofit member of 1% for the Planet, so if your business is a member of 1% for the Planet, you'll receive credit toward your membership when you donate.

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