L.L. Bean Charitable Giving Program

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Purpose

The program is based on L.L.Bean's heritage and ongoing commitment to ensuring quality outdoor experiences for their customers. Conservation and outdoor recreation are the primary focus of their corporate charitable giving program.
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Funding Interests

To assist regional and national organizations to help the recreating public enjoy the outdoors in a responsible manner. L.L.Bean has contributed to organizations that promote conservation and stewardship of our natural resources. L.L. Bean reviews a very limited number of proposals from regional and national programs whose activities include the maintenance or stewardship of a natural resource. Priority will be given to proposals that include activities directly linked to their product line, such as camping, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, fly fishing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Geographic Focus

Nationwide

Types of Support

Capital, general support and multiyear/ continuing support grants.

Grant Size

$0 to $0

Requirements & Limitations

Only non-profit organizations designated as tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) are eligible.

Application Process

L.L.Bean does not have a formal application form. Please see the web site for specific requirements.

Deadlines

Proposals from qualifying organizations are accepted throughout the year. All proposals will be responded to within three weeks of receipt. The status of the request will be given at that time. In December, the L.L.Bean Board of Directors will review those proposals that have been processed for further consideration.

Comments

Past giving includes awards to the following organizations: Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy and the Ruffed Grouse Society.

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