Lush Cosmetics: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The cosmetics company Lush focuses its philanthropic giving on environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.

IP TAKE: Lush Cosmetics prioritizes uncrowded funding fields and grassroots organizations.

PROFILE: Based in Canada, Lush Cosmetics bases its charitable giving on the belief that it is the company’s “[r]esponsiblity to advocate for the environment, animals and people in need.” Lush supports nonprofit organizations around the world focusing on grassroots groups working in environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.

Lush recognizes “[a]nimals as sentient beings, deserving of care and protection and who should not be subjected to cruelty or exploitation for human gain.” Lush only backs groups with annual incomes of $500,000 or more. Lush limits its grants to a maximum of $25,000 per project and gives priority to “less popular” initiatives that have difficulty obtaining funding. Its animal-related grantmaking is purposefully broad in order to support a wider range of related projects. Organizations based in the North America and working overseas must demonstrate how they are involving local communities in the decision-making and implantation of the project.

Lush accepts unsolicited grant applications throughout the year via its website.


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8680 Cambie Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada V6P 6M9