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Giving Back

We live out our ethos every day by supporting organizations that are working toward social and environmental change.  

Organizations We Support 

Every year we donate 1% of gross profits to environmental and social justice non-profits working to create a healthier planet for all.

 

Our mason jar deposit donations and in-shop bags fees are donated to Plastic Pollution Coalition. The Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of more than 1,200 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in 75 countries working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, waterways, the ocean and the environment. 

We have partnered with Carbon Ethics to offset all of the carbon emissions generated from our shipping and operations. Carbon Ethics is a non-profit organization focused on climate education and blue carbon ecosystem conservation. Focused on a community-based conservation model, Carbon Ethics places Indonesian coastal communities at the heart of their conservation work by enhancing the livelihood of these communities while mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Donation Efforts Past and Present

The Amah Mutsun Land Trust aims for a future where our people and all people may once again drink safely from clean and clear, flowing waters; hunt from healthy herds of elk and deer; and harvest salmon and abalone from resilient fisheries; behold and pray to a self-sustaining population of condors and eagles soaring the ridges and valleys; witness the sky darken with geese rising off our healthy lakes and wetlands; rest assured that those who have passed may rest in peace; and know their connection to land because they live connected to the land.

The Bail Project National Revolving Bail Fund is a critical tool to prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic disparities in the bail system.

Encompass is a Santa Cruz-based non-profit organization with about 40 programs county-wide providing services in behavioral health, family and social well-being, early childhood education, housing and more.

From policy change to educational programs, Save Our Shores ensures ocean conservation throughout the community. Save Our Shores supports the foundations of a thriving Monterey Bay: clean shores, healthy habitats, and living waters.

#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

The Live Like Coco Foundation is a non-profit organization helping kids in the Santa Cruz County area grow up healthy and with opportunities to pursue their dreams. The foundation is named and inspired by Coco Lazenby, a self-described “book lover, cat petter and environmentalist,” who was killed in a car accident in August 2015 at age 12.

Farm Discovery at Live Earth is a non-profit organization working in the Pajaro Valley community to empower youth and families to build and sustain healthy food, farming, social and natural systems. Live Earth Farm, is a 150 acre patchwork of working organic farm, riparian corridor, oak and redwood forest in the Pajaro Valley of Santa Cruz County, California.

Follow us on our Instagram @ethossantacruz for updates on our donation efforts and collaborations.

Reach Out To Us

We are always interested in learning more about how we can get involved in giving back. We welcome you to give us feedback, insights or questions you might have in regards to our donation efforts. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]

Thank you for helping us make this change possible. We wouldn’t be able to use our platform and privilege for good without your support. We love our Ethos Family.