Written by: Daryl Kenny and Jett Brooks
Did you know that Orvis commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting nature? We call it the Orvis Commitment, and we take that word “commitment” very seriously. In fact, over the past 20 years, we have raised and donated over $19 million for a wide variety of conservation causes in the United States and abroad.
In 2016, Orvis is excited to partner with three non-profit organizations to raise over a third of a million dollars as a part of our annual Customer Matching Grant program (our cornerstone commitment program, through which we match customer donations with a substantial cash grant). The 2016 grants will support the following organizations and projects:
- The Clark Fork Coalition and its Eight Gr8 Trout Streams campaign to re-water, rehabilitate, and reconnect critical trout streams in Montana’s Upper Clark River basin. Learn more.
- The Petfinder Foundation and its programs benefiting shelters and providing homes for rescued dogs across America, ensuring that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a loving home. Learn more.
- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its Oyster Restoration Program, which works to restore native oyster reefs in Maryland and Virginia, thereby improving water quality and fish habitat in Chesapeake Bay. Learn more.
In addition to our Customer Matching Grants, every year Orvis donates smaller grants to organizations that preserve and restore fish and wildlife habitat, support communities, and advance canine health and well-being. In 2016, we look forward to partnering with Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, Casting for Recovery, Project Healing Waters, and the Morris Animal Foundation on a variety of exciting initiatives.
Learn more at orvis.com/commitment.
“If we are to benefit from the use of our natural resources, we must be willing to act to preserve them.”
– Perk Perkins, Orvis CEO