OVERVIEW: The cosmetics company Lush focuses its conservation grantmaking on environmental justice.
IP TAKE: Lush Cosmetics gives grantmaking priority to uncrowded funding fields and grassroots organizations.
PROFILE: 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’s environmental conservation grants center on “[d]efending the rights of nature and standing up for a healthy, sustainable environment for future generations.” Across all of its giving priorities, Lush supports “[n]on-violent direct action groups” working to create systematic change over the long-term.
Lush backs groups with annual incomes of $500,000. Lush limits its grants to a maximum of $25,000 per project and prioritizes “less popular” initiatives that have difficulty obtaining funding.
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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Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
8680 Cambie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6P 6M9