DENVER – (Sept. 28, 2021) – The VF Foundation, the private grantmaking organization funded by VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear, and accessories companies, today announced its year-to-date contribution of $5.5 million to 60 organizations globally. The grant recipients were chosen based on their innovative contributions toward creating a more equitable and sustainable future.
Of the total $5.5 million granted, nearly $3 million supported causes aimed at creating more inclusive and accessible outdoor spaces; $1.2 million supported economic and community development; $1 million supported projects in sustainable innovation; and the remaining investments supported scholarships created to ensure more diverse representation in the apparel and footwear and outdoor industry.
“Now more than ever, we are focusing our investments on organizations that are actively creating a world that is more equitable, livable, and accessible to everyone,” said Gloria Schoch, Executive Director of The VF Foundation. “Our grant partners align with our core values and goals to create a more inclusive outdoors, empowering underrepresented talent in the apparel and outdoor industry and helping create a cleaner environment for the next generation.”
Fighting Climate Change with Regenerative Agriculture
The VF Foundation is helping mitigate the effects of climate change by focusing investments on regenerative agriculture as a transformative solution. The VF Foundation grant recipients in this space include:
Forum for the Future: Forum’s Growing our Future is a collaborative, multi-stakeholder initiative that strives to accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture in the United States. The support from The VF Foundation will help enable a