As we look back on 2021, we take heart from the resilience and resolve of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-leaders in our network. We take lessons from the success of the hybrid models of our career pathway programs. We find renewed purpose in the broad demand and support for our unique programs, which model and advance racial justice in the environmental and outdoor movements. And we find momentum in the abundant and enthusiastic donor commitments and partnerships for our Liberated Paths grantmaking.
On behalf of our staff and board, I’m proud to share Justice Outside’s Impact Report.
Here are just a few highlights:
- We are Justice Outside. With our name change, we deepened our commitment to orienting all of our programs toward justice.
- We granted $1 million to BIPOC-led work in the environmental and outdoors movements. Our Liberated Paths grantmaking program welcomed 52 new grantee partners; we plan to grow to 100 grantees in 2022.
- We are growing our impact from the Pacific to the Atlantic. In 2021, we offered the second virtual cohort of the Rising Leaders Fellowship and provided training & support to 43 organizations across 13 states.
- We doubled our 2020 fundraising with $2.7 million raised. This abundance in our fundraising demonstrated that people and institutions are eager to invest in our vision and work in racial and environmental justice.
Justice Outside grew in every possible way in 2021, and we have positioned ourselves squarely for strategic growth in 2022. We can’t wait to share the story of this incredible year with you. Please have a look at our impact report, and we invite you to join us as an amplifier, champion, and supporter in 2022.
In gratitude and community,
Kim Moore Bailey