Dear Justice Outside Community,
I am so proud of our work together last year. At Justice Outside, 2022 was a year of growth, transformation, and connection. Not only did our team grow in numbers, strengths, and perspectives, we also expanded our programs and impact while deepening our connections with our communities. We deepened our connections with our community—from grantee partners to alumnx of our programs to funding partners. Our work was made possible by you: our generous, committed community who showed up for Justice Outside and our mission for advancing racial equity in the outdoors and environmental movements. Thank you!
On behalf of our staff and board, I’m proud to share Justice Outside’s Impact Report.
Here are just a few highlights from the report:
- We granted $2.5 million to 116 organizations in the environmental and outdoors movements. We’re so proud to have partnered with extraordinary organizations in the California coast, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Nanticoke/Siconese/Lenni Lenape Whittuck/Delaware River Watershed who are centering the experiences, knowledge, and power of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in their efforts.
- We had the largest number of graduates from our professional development and training programs. In 2022, we supported 28 young professionals in three Outdoor Educators Institute cohorts held simultaneously in Fresno, North Bay, and South Bay. In addition, we celebrated our first cohort of “Outdoor Educators Institute: Pathfinders,” a new program and 39 incredible leaders graduated from the Rising Leaders Fellowship.
- We exceeded our ambitious development goal of $4,945,500, raising over $6,000,000 to support our work for change and equity in the outdoors and environmental sectors.
Our work this past year is a testament to the brilliance, love, and perseverance of our communities, and yet there remains much to do. We will continue this work to build power with Black, Indigenous, and Leaders of Color to create the systemic change needed until we are all sustained and thriving as a collective. Please have a look at our impact report, and we invite you to join us as an amplifier, champion, and supporter in 2023. Thank you for being part of this work. Thank you for believing in Justice Outside’s mission.
In gratitude and community,
Kim Moore Bailey
President & Chief Executive Officer