The VF Foundation

Our Purpose

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.

FY 2020

Impact Report

We strive to be purpose-led in everything we do.  With our partners, we are innovating and problem-solving in collaborative ways to drive transformative, lasting change to create a more equitable and sustainable world.  We’re proud to issue this report and share stories of meaningful impact across the communities where VF operates.

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Grantmaking Priorities

Outside Matters

  • Protecting Outside Spaces
  • Increasing Participation & Access
  • Championing Environmental Sustainability

Because nature humanizes us.

Worthy Work

  • Closing the skills gap
  • Restoring the value of the trades
  • Championing education overall

Because work dignifies us.

Free to Be

  • Encouraging pursuit of passions
  • Fostering creativity
  • Embracing inclusion & diversity via human empowerment and organizational development across our grantmaking priorities

Because our differences unite us.

Disaster Relief

  • Humanitarian Relief and Recovery

Because helping others is a responsibility that we all share.

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Our grantmaking is focused on programmatic work that is strongly aligned with our priorities and takes place in the communities in and nearby where VF Corporation and our family of brands are located.

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Eligibility & Limitations

Qualifying organizations must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Federal Tax Code (or international equivalent).  The VF Foundation does not fund event sponsorships, capital campaigns or general operating support. 

Grant Cycle Timeline

The VF Foundation makes decisions on grant requests annually according to the following schedule:

     -Application Portal Open:  February 1, 2021

     -Submission Deadline:  March 31, 2021

     -Decisions and Funding Made By:  June 30, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

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