Orvis Conservation Mission: “Our conservation work is focused on the restoration, enhancement, and long-term protection of fish and wildlife habitat. Grants are targeted toward those habitats that function as integral parts of the landscape and are faced with imminent threat of loss.”
Orvis donates 5% of pre-tax profits to conservation each year. These monies are divided among organizations we support through annual contributions and for major yearlong matching donation campaigns for conservation initiatives worldwide. We involve our customers by challenging them to meet a funding goal, which we match dollar for dollar. Frequently, other charitable foundations, such as the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, will also match donations.
Orvis usually awards matching grants to three projects a year. Because fly fishing is the core of the Orvis Company, one of these projects traditionally focuses on a fishing or aquatic issue. As CEO Perk Perkins says, “If we are to benefit from the use of our natural resources then we must be willing to act to preserve them.”
To read more about the Orvis Conservation opportunities visit www.orivis.com, or click on the Orvis logo in the bottom banner.