Kahtoola was founded on the idea that giving back is a responsibility we have as a business. And for over two decades, we've proudly invested in organizations that are making a real difference in the lives of others. Organizations that inspire us and that share our core values around preserving indigenous cultures, building outdoor community and protecting our environment.
If you're part of a foundation that's working to elevate people in any or all of these spaces, we'd love to hear from you! Our grants are distributed three times a year, and new applications are accepted each round.
Spring cycle: March 31
Summer cycle: July 31
Fall/Winter cycle: November 30
A Positive Legacy
How does an unlikely businessman start a company he can feel good about? For Kahtoola Owner and Founder, Danny Giovale, it began by doing more than just selling products. It began with putting people first
By the time he started designing his first set of hiking crampons, Danny had been on adventures the world over. And while the experiences themselves always began as the focus, they often took a backseat to stories about the inspiring people Danny and his friends met along the way. For Danny, this was especially true of the Tibetan people and culture.
As his new company began to take shape, Danny decided he wanted to focus on people and the responsibility he felt to give back. And he wanted Kahtoola associates to be part of it.
With that in mind, our Kahtoola for the People (KFP) program was born. Starting on day one, whether the company turned a profit or not, we've invested 1% of our revenue in helping empower others and giving them choices.
Kahtoola for the People was a successful program that we're immensely proud of, but as we've grown and evolved our approach to giving back has had to keep pace