Cotopaxi Welcomes OneGoal as Newest Impact Partner

March 19, 2024

The US-based partnership works toward eliminating the “opportunity gap” so all students can realize postsecondary success

Salt Lake City, UT. (March 19, 2024)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Certified B Corporation™ and impact-driven adventure brand, Cotopaxi has been a leader in humanitarian work since its inception in 2014, and 2024 welcomes the addition of the newest Cotopaxi Foundation impact partner, OneGoal, achieving global poverty-alleviation through strategic and sustainable partnerships.

Expanding their poverty alleviation efforts within the United States, the brand’s philanthropic arm, the Cotopaxi Foundation, will support OneGoal’s work through grants, both nationally and in the San Francisco Bay Area. The partnership in the Bay Area specifically began in 2023 with the launch of a Cotopaxi store in Berkeley, California.

“The educational opportunity gap is by far the biggest driver of income disparity in the United States. OneGoal is on a mission to eliminate this gap and takes a unique and highly effective approach to ensuring all students get the opportunity to define their own future. They are poised to expand their reach in the coming years, so this is the perfect time for the Cotopaxi Foundation to add our support, and we could not be more excited,” states Charlie Clark, Cotopaxi’s Director of Philanthropy.

OneGoal believes every student should have an equitable opportunity to achieve their greatest postsecondary aspirations. A postsecondary education unlocks opportunities for students and entire communities. Their mission is to help students in the US achieve postsecondary success by working with schools and districts to transform advising and support so that all students can define their futures.

“We are excited to partner with Cotopaxi because our organizations share a commitment to our communities,” said Jelena Dobic, Chief External Officer at OneGoal. “ It’s one of OneGoal’s core values; we recognize that our community will only thrive through a deep belief in the combined perspectives, stories, talents, and passion of everyone involved in our effort.”

To learn more about the Cotopaxi Foundation and their impact partners visit www.cotopaxi.com/impact


Media Contact: Erin Wyer | Cotopaxi@Outsidepr.com

About Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi is a B Corporation that makes adventure travel gear to empower people to see the world and make it better. Our Gear for GoodⓇ promise is to make our products as ethically, sustainably, and durably as possible, while having a positive social, environmental, and economic impact. We dedicate 1% of revenue to the Cotopaxi Foundation, which supports nonprofit partners with proven track records of alleviating poverty. Through our Foundation to date, we have helped more than 4.25 million individuals experiencing extreme poverty. For more information, visit www.cotopaxi.com.

About OneGoal

OneGoal transforms postsecondary advising and support so that every student can define their own future. Together with their partners, OneGoal is building a movement to close the opportunity gap. They work side-by-side with partner schools and districts to build their knowledge and capacity. The result is more equitable and effective support for all students. Their unique approach, honed over 15 years, prioritizes strong human relationships. And it’s proven to deliver real student impact. 81% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution, and 73% of those who enroll persist one year after high school. An independent study by the University of Chicago found that OneGoal students are up to 40% more likely to earn their postsecondary degrees than students from similar backgrounds. For more information, visit www.onegoal.org.