United States

Cotopaxi is an outdoors company founded by Davis Smith. Named after his time in Ecuador, Smith created Cotopaxi to merge his love of travel and passion to fight poverty. Cotopaxi’s business model is that with every purchase, the company will give to those living in the world’s poorest regions. Cotopaxi is a certified B Corporation. B Corporations are businesses who balance mindful practices and profit. These companies meet the highest standard of social and environmental performance and public transparency. As a certified B Corporation, Cotopaxi gives at least one percent of their profits towards organizations that address poverty and aid in community development. Through this grant program, Cotopaxi has awarded 42 grants in six different countries. The outdoors company is also a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, giving grants to advance health, education, and livelihood initiatives around the world. Click here to check out their impact report.

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