The VF Foundation

Mission and Vision

The VF Foundation supports non-profit organizations in driving movements for the betterment of people and the planet, including movements that define Worthy Work, embrace the fact that Outside Matters, and empower diversity, equity and inclusion as we are Free to Be.

Worthy Work

  • Closing the Skills Gap

  • Restoring the value of The Trades

  • Championing education overall

Because work dignifies us.

Outside Matters

  • Protecting outside spaces

  • Increasing participation and access

  • Championing environmental sustainability

Because nature humanizes us.

Free to Be

  • Encouraging pursuit of passions

  • Fostering creativity

  • Embracing inclusion & diversity via human empowerment and organizational development

Because our differences unite us.

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501(c)(3) organizations that are based in or operating from the communities where VF Corporation and our family of brands are located are welcome to apply.

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2020 Grantees

Grantee Grant Purpose
CAMBER OUTDOORS Take Action Initiative & Cassie Heppner Memorial Scholarship Grant (Inclusivity, Equity, and Diversity Best Practices in Outdoor Industry)
TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND Equitable Community Recovery Fund; Atlanta's Cook Park;  Denver's Valverde Neighborhood; Dallas’ Alice Branch Creek Health & Wellness Park and Greenbelt; Los Angeles’ Urban Orchard
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY Fischer's Peak Design Plan, CO & Manchester Cedar Swamp ADA-Trail 
NATIONAL FOREST FOUNDATION Catalyzing Conservation & Creating Worthy Work through the Colorado Front Range Trail Stewardship Strike Team
IMPACT FARMING FOUNDATION INC Haiti Sustainable Agroforestry and Economic Development
FASHION SCHOLARSHIP FUND The VF Foundation Mentoring Initiative for Underrepresented Students
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION Conservation, Equity, and Climate Resilience within the City and County of Denver; and Develop and Implement an Incentive Prize for Innovation in Urban Conservation, Equity and Natural Climate Solutions
WESTERN COLORADO UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION Western Colorado University-Outdoor Industry MBA Scholarships for Underrepresented Students
DENVER ART MUSEUM INC The Creative Hub Programming
BIG CITY MOUNTAINEERS INC Expanding Access to Outdoor Experiences for Marginalized Communities & Cassie Heppner Memorial Scholarship Grant
CREATIVE DOWNTOWN APPLETON INC Mile of Music 
THE GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER OF CO Leadership Development and Social Support for LGBTQ+ Youth
CENTER FOR JACKSON HOLE Emerging Leaders Program
ELSEWHERE INCORPORATED Elsewhere Equity in Action (Building a Diverse and Inclusive Leadership Pipeline)
F3 FOUNDATION INC Pushups 4 Playgrounds
NATURAL SCIENCE CENTER OF GREENSBORO INC Battleground Parks District Zip Line
THE PARK PEOPLE AND DENVER PARKS AND RECREATION Denver Urban Forest Project: Denver Digs Trees 
AMERICAN MOUNTAIN GUIDES ASSOCIATION Covid-19 Crisis Response
NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION CENTER FOR BEST PRACTICES Outdoor Recreation Learning Network
RINO GIVES BACK Crush Mural Program with Artists and Underserved Youth
GREENSBORO CHILDRENS MUSEUM The Edible Schoolyard
SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FORESTS Clay Brook Forest Conservation and Ensuring Public Access to Trails (Hampton Falls, NH)
COLORADO OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL - OUTWARD BOUND WILDERNESS INC Keep the Outdoors Open & Cassie Heppner Memorial Scholarship Grant
PARADOX SPORTS Adaptive Climbing Training & Education
THE ACCESS FUND Indian Creek Climbing Conservation Initiative
WOMENS WILDERNESS INSTITUTE Outdoor G.I.R.L.S. (Girl Immigrant and Refugee Leadership Series)
ACTION GREENSBORO Downtown Greenway Community Outdoor Activation Program (COAP)
AMP THE CAUSE Community Day in the Outdoors
YAMPA VALLEY SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL Yampa Valley Natural Climate Solutions Project (Climate Action and Advocacy)
WISH FOR WHEELS Build/Give a Bike Initiative
COLORADO YOUNG LEADERS Saying YES to Youth Stewardship and Leadership
CUBA SKATE INC Sustainable Skate-Ability
OUTDOOR LAB FOUNDATION Jefferson County Outdoor Lab School Student Tuition Assistance Program 
ROUNDUP RIVER RANCH 2020 Roundup River Ranch Family Camps
VOLUNTEERS FOR OUTDOOR COLORADO INC COVID-19 Preparedness Response for Volunteer Stewardship of Public Lands
ECO-CYCLE INC A Climate Solution Under Our Feet: Community Carbon Farming
GROUNDWORK DENVER INCORPORATED Green Team in the Great Outdoors in Marginalized Communities
METRO CARING Growing Together - MC Gardens in Low-Income Neighborhoods
PIEDMONT LAND CONSERVANCY Piedmont Legacy Trails
WATER WALKERS Adventure-based Progamming for Low-Income, Inner-City Youth
UNITED WAY OF GREATER GREENSBORO INC United Way of Greater Greensboro Family Success Centers
DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION Career and College Success – Apprenticeship Program in the Skilled-Trades
TEACH FOR AMERICA Teach For America and the VF Foundation: Expanding Educational Opportunity Across the United States
COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION Scholarship Funding  for Outdoor Recreation Industry Studies Program for Underrepresented Students
AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND VF Foundation Scholarship Program
YEAR ONE INC Academic Success and Workforce Development for Colorado's Youth
MILE HIGH UNITED WAY INC United for Schools
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE TRIAD INC Inspiring Tomorrows
ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE COLORADO Sustainability Skills Initiative for Nontraditional Students
AMERICAN RECREATION COALITION Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Outdoor Recreation
ACTION GREENSBORO Campus Greensboro - Workforce Development
GREENSBORO CHAMBER FOUNDATION Minority Business Accelerator Program
COLORADO SUCCEEDS Homegrown Talent Initiative 
MI CASA RESOURCE CENTER Mi Casa Resource Center Career Pathways
HEART & HAND CENTER Whole-Child Programming for Northeast Denver Youth 
DENVER PARK TRUST St. Charles Place Park Development
EMILY GRIFFITH FOUNDATION INC Skilled-Trades Scholarship Program
GIRLS AT WORK INC Cassie Heppner Memorial Scholarship Grant
SHE BUILT THIS CITY Cassie Heppner Memorial Scholarship Grant
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER GREENSBORO INC Say Yes to Education Guilford 
CHILDRENS HOME SOCIETY OF NORTH CAROLINA INC Promise of Family Campaign
GREENSBORO CHAMBER FOUNDATION GROW Campaign 
READY FOR SCHOOL READY FOR LIFE Early Childhood Literacy 
GLOBALGIVING FOUNDATION INC  GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund 
FOOD ANGEL BY BO CHARITY FOUNDATION (VIA GLOBALGIVING) Covid-19 Relief (Hong Kong)
RICHMOND FELLOWSHIP OF HONG KONG (VIA GLOBALGIVING) Covid-19 Relief (Hong Kong)
ONE FOUNDATION (VIA GLOBALGIVING) Covid-19 Relief (China)
NON-PROFIT INCUBATOR (VIA GLOBALGIVING) Covid-19 Relief (China)
CHINA FUND FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION (VIA GLOBALGIVING) Covid-19 Relief (China)
CHINA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (VIA GLOBALGIVING) Covid-19 Relief (China)
BRAC (VIA GLOBALGIVING) Covid-19 Relief (Bangladesh)
CARE (VIA GLOBALGIVING) Covid-19 Relief (Cambodia)
GOODWEAVE (VIA GLOBALGIVING) Covid-19 Relief (India)
ACT FOUNDATION (VIA GLOBALGIVING) Disaster Relief - Flood Relief and Rebuilding (Indonesia)
ITALIAN RED CROSS (VIA GLOBALGIVING) Covid-19 Relief (Italy)
CANTONAL HOSPITAL AUTHORITY (VIA GLOBALGIVING) Covid-19 Relief (Switzerland)
UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION INC United Nations Foundation's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund (Global)
NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTR & PREVENTION INC CDC Foundation's COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (U.S.)
COLORADO COVID RELIEF FUND/MILE HIGH UNITED WAY INC CO COVID Relief Fund (Colorado)
AMERICAN RED CROSS - MILE HIGH CHAPTER Disaster Relief - Tornadoes and Floods (Tennessee)

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