Submitted by VF Corporation
The VF Foundation, the private grantmaking organization funded by VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), one of the world's largest apparel, footwear, and accessories companies, recently announced the recipients of its gifting cycle totaling $7.3 million in investments to 80 organizations around the world. The investments include $5 million in support of environmental justice and protection, social and economic equity, and community impact grants, and more than $2 million for disaster relief and global COVID-19 support.
"These investments represent our core values while also allowing us to scale our impact globally. We are proud that our grantees fully embody all that we believe in – protecting outdoor spaces, promoting the value of trade work, and contributing to a world that prioritizes equity and belonging for all people," stated Gloria Schoch, Director of The VF Foundation. "We bpaelieve these are vital issues where we can have significant positive impacts. These grants will help our valued partners advance their efforts while also creating movements that drive meaningful change."
Environmental Justice and Stewardship
The VF Foundation is committed to removing barriers to outdoor accessibility and promoting environmental justice and stewardship. Conservation and community organizations receiving grants within this focus area include:
Elevating the Trades
Dedicated to closing the skills gap of future leaders of the trades, The VF Foundation is investing in several partnerships that provide the leadership competencies and technical skills necessary for the next generation of essential workers to enter the workforce, including:
Equity and Belonging
The VF Foundation embraces inclusion, diversity, and education as pathways to pursue individual passions and economic opportunity. The Foundation is activating its vision by partnering with many organizations that use both human empowerment and organizational design to build a more inclusive and diverse workforce, including:
In addition to the investments made through its grant cycle, The VF Foundation has a robust, global disaster-relief program for communities in crisis throughout the year. In collaboration with VF Corporation associates, the VF family of brands and their consumers, The VF Foundation provided more than $2 million in COVID-19 aid through cash donations and creative cause marketing campaigns that directly supported vulnerable communities where VF Corporation operates around the world.
For more information about The VF Foundation or its granting cycles and requirements, and the complete list of grant recipients, visit www.vfcfoundation.org. For ongoing Foundation updates, visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VFCFoundation/, Twitter: @VFCFoundation, Instagram: @VFC_Foundation, or on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vfc-foundation/
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About The VF Foundation
Since its inception, The VF Foundation has donated more that $50 million globally to support non-profit organizations in driving movements for the betterment of people and the planet, including actions that define Worthy Work, embrace the fact that Outside Matters, and empower diversity, equity, and inclusion as we are Free to Be. Learn more at https://www.vfc.com/our-company/the-vf-foundation.
For more information, please contact:
Molly Cuffe Director, Corporate Responsibility Communications
VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including VansÂ®, The North FaceÂ®, TimberlandÂ®, WranglerÂ® and LeeÂ®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders. For more information, visit www.vfc.com
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