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How Members Strongly Support The Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance 

Founded in 1989, The Conservation Alliance engages businesses to fund and partner with organizations that protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values.  1% for the Planet encourages member businesses to support the Alliance’s conservation efforts with their annual 1% donations.  Through its participation in the 1% for the Planet network, The Conservation Alliance has enjoyed financial support that has significantly increased its ability to conduct this work.

Since becoming part of the 1% for the Planet Network in 2006, 20 member businesses have combined to give over $700,000 in cash and in-kind donations to The Conservation Alliance.  During this same period, the organization has provided $7.9M in grants, meaning that 1%FTP business support equates to almost 10% of total funding.

The Conservation Alliance Impacts (2006-2013)

Year  Acres Protected  River Miles Protected Dams Removed Climbing Areas Acquired Marine Reserves Designated
2013 12,048,827 3 1
2012 1,124,841 39 3
2011 420,755 82 1 1 2
2010 1,546,000 700 2 1
2009 10,500,000 1,000 1 1
2008 7,005,000 2
2007 1,250 10 1 1
2006 5,759,000 1
TOTAL 38,405,673 1,833 9 4 5

Some of the supporting 1% for the Planet Member Businesses (member since) include:

The Conservation Alliance: Conserving Land for Future Generations

The Conservation Alliance is a group of like-minded outdoor industry companies that disburses its collective annual membership dues to grassroots environmental organizations, working to protect threatened wild habitat, preferably where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. The Alliance was founded in 1989 by industry leaders, including 1% member business Patagonia, who shared the goal of increasing outdoor industry support for conservation efforts. There are now more than 185 member companies, and disbursed $1.5 million in 2013 alone.

Since its inception in 1989, the Alliance has contributed nearly $13 million to grassroots conservation groups throughout North America.  The results of this funding have been remarkable.  Alliance funding has helped to save more than 42 million acres of wildlands; protect 2,748 miles of rivers; stop or remove 25 dams; designate five marine reserves; and purchase nine climbing areas.  By following a rigorous grant proposal review process, the Alliance ensures our grants go to organizations that can succeed given the necessary financial resources.

The Conservation Alliance’s goal is to grow to a point that its annual grant budget exceeds $2 million. Though The Conservation Alliance invites you to join our growing community of businesses that support conservation. By supporting The Conservation Alliance, you will invest in an array of the most compelling conservation projects in North America.

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