WE’RE IN THE BUSINESS OF CHANGE
At Campion, we believe in the power of people and place. We envision a nation where dignified housing is a human right and public lands are conserved for generations to come. We leverage our capital and focus on access to housing as a solution to homelessness and conserving public lands as a solution to the climate crisis.
Knowing that the tough issues they were tackling would require multiple strategies and tactics, Tom and Sonya Campion founded two entities: the Campion Advocacy Fund and the Campion Foundation. Both were seeded with capital from the public offering of Zumiez, the world’s largest sports retailer which was co-founded by Tom in 1978. Tom remains Chairman of the Board and is active in shaping the culture of Zumiez, which currently has nearly 700 locations across all 50 states and three continents.
The Fund and Foundation make investments on the federal, state, and local levels to end homelessness and protect public lands and climate. The organizations are separate entities, but they work in the same program areas.
As a 501(c)(4) organization, Campion Advocacy Fund engages in direct advocacy for change in the legislative and political arenas.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, Campion Foundation grants to other 501(c)(3) organizations that are running “on-the-ground” programs in its areas of interest and strengthens these organization’s capacity.
We are enthusiastically vocal about what we believe in.
We are working toward a future where the wrongs of the past are righted, rather than repeated.
We seek out tough problems and find bold ways to solve them.
our strategic priorities
We’ve got some of the best in the business at Campion. Our team is knowledgeable and passionate about ending homelessness and preserving public lands.