GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Dutch Bros Foundation will give $250,000 toward wildfire relief efforts throughout the Western U.S., the company announced last week.
“It’s devastating to see what’s happening across our western states,” said Katie Hutchinson, vice president of philanthropy at Dutch Bros Coffee. “Our customers and communities have always been so supportive of us, we’re grateful for the opportunity to support them.”
Funds will be split between the Red Cross Western Wildfires Fund, MRG Rogue Valley Relief Fund, and the Latino Community Foundation Northern CA Wildfire Relief Fund — geared toward providing food, housing, and other resources to those impacted by the recent fires.
“In dark times, it helps to look for the light,” said Travis Boersma, co-founder and CEO of Dutch Bros Coffee. “In this case, that’s seeing friends, families, strangers and businesses come together to support each other.”
The Dutch Bros Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dutch Bros Coffee. The company itself has 400 shops in nine western states — many of them directly impacted by fires this year.