The Cotopaxi Foundation

Giving is core to the Cotopaxi model. We tie our earnings to impact by allocating 1% of annual revenues to the Cotopaxi Foundation. Simply put, the foundation boosts our grantmaking, democratizes our impact, and helps us make a bigger difference in the communities we touch.


Foundation Purpose


Advances our mission to support global poverty alleviation by directing grants to selected nonprofits.


Allows individuals and businesses to better support the Cotopaxi cause.

B Corp

Ensures that Cotopaxi will remain a dedicated B Corp forever.

Meet Our Grantees

Each year, we award grants to outstanding nonprofit partners who are carefully selected for their track records at improving the human condition and alleviating poverty.

International Rescue Committee

Responding To The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crises

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster. The IRC has offices across the country, but we work specifically with its Salt Lake City office to support Cotopaxi’s local refugee community. With the IRC SLC, we host educational events for refugee youth, offer bridge employment through our card-writing program, and contribute to the Cotopaxi Refugee Scholarship Fund.

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Escuela Nueva

Participatory, Experiential Learning

Fundación Escuela Nueva

For the past 33 years, FEN has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of children and their families through quality education that equips and empowers them as individuals of a flourishing society; reducing inequality and combating poverty. Their participatory, cooperative, and personalized approach to learning nurtures an ethos of peace and participation where children, teachers, and communities are the main actors of change. Their goal is for all children, regardless of their context, to have access to quality education and opportunities to fully develop their human potential. Over the last two years, they have worked in over 1,260 rural remote schools in Colombia, training over 3,100 teachers and reaching over 45,400 children with high quality learning materials.

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United to Beat Malaria

Eradicating Malaria One Net At A Time

UN Foundation - United to Beat Malaria

A campaign of the UN Foundation, United to Beat Malaria (UBM) is on a mission to eradicate malaria. Since its creation in 2006, UBM has delivered more than 13 million bed nets to families in need, along with other crucial malaria intervention services such as diagnosis, treatment, and training for healthcare workers. We’ve teamed up with United to Beat Malaria to expand its work to end malaria in Ecuador and other parts of Latin America.

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Mercy Corps

Meeting the urgent needs of impoverished communities in the Americas

Mercy Corps

One of the most recognized global humanitarian organizations, Mercy Corps empowers people recovering from crisis. Currently, Cotopaxi supports Mercy Corps’s efforts to meet the urgent needs of Colombian and Venezuelan refugees through cash assistance, medicine, and small business grants. Over the next 18 months, the organization will lead a consortium to provide emergency cash assistance to nearly 90,000 Venezuelan refugees.

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Utah Refugee Services

Helping Refugees Make Utah Home

Utah Refugee Services

A division of Utah’s Department of Workforce Services, Utah Refugee Services helps refugees integrate into their new communities. It also helps them find family-sustaining employment. In partnership with Utah Refugee Services, we offer bridge employment opportunities for displaced individuals through our repairs program.

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The Chain Collaborative

Investing in Local leaders for transformational change

The Chain Collaborative

With the firm belief that lasting change comes from community driven strategy and buy-in, the mission of The Chain Collaborative is to invest in the capacity of Change Leaders in coffee-growing regions and accompany them as they drive grassroots, sustainable development in their own communities, according to their own visions for change. We've partnered with The Chain Collaborative to support the collective livelihoods of coffee growing communities in Manabí, Ecuador.

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Focus Countries

Looking forward, the Cotopaxi Foundation will allow us to expand the influence of our grant program and build on local activations, like our card-writing program. It will also make our giving more transparent and open to our supporters.

How to Give

Donate Directly

Every time you purchase one of our products, you’re contributing to the Cotopaxi Foundation. But we encourage you to be part of Doing Good by giving directly to the foundation. However you support our efforts, your contribution is making a difference.

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Corporate Donations

Are you looking to donate on behalf of your organization? Connect directly with our Foundation Team to learn more about our corporate programs and how to partner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Cotopaxi Foundation? Why did Cotopaxi launch a foundation?

The Cotopaxi Foundation is a Utah-based private 501c3 nonprofit organization. Giving is core to the Cotopaxi model. The foundation is the next step in terms of doing more good. 1% of our annual revenue goes to the Cotopaxi Foundation, which aims to boost our grantmaking, democratize our impact, and help us make a bigger difference in the communities we touch.

Is Cotopaxi changing its mission?

No. We’re still committed to helping alleviate global poverty and our grants and programs will continue to reflect that mission.

How is the foundation funded? What is the relationship between Cotopaxi and the Cotopaxi Foundation?

Cotopaxi gives 1% of revenue every year to the foundation. 100% of this corporate donation supports Cotopaxi Foundation grantees and impact programming, such as our card-writing program and Questival activations.

Will the Cotopaxi Foundation be doing any of its own programming?

While the Cotopaxi Foundation’s principal focus remains supporting leading nonprofits, we do look forward to increasing our community programs.

We will be launching some exciting new programs alongside partnerships, such as a new repairs program. We’re excited to share these developments with you!

How can I support the mission of Cotopaxi’s foundation? How will that money be used?

Donate Here All donations, including yours, will go directly to Cotopaxi partners and joint programming. Check our blog for specific examples of our programs.