Op-ed—Building equity and justice: An alternative model for grantmaking for environmental organizations

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Philanthropy News Digest published an op-ed from Justice Outside President & CEO Kim Moore Bailey about inequities in grantmaking in environmental organizations and how Justice Outside’s Liberated Paths grantmaking program offers a model for a restorative alternative rooted in racial justice. Click here to read and here’s a brief excerpt: Recent research from Yale University by … Read more

Fostering Community in North and South Carolina through Liberated Paths Program

In April, Justice Outside’s Liberated Paths team visited with community organizations working in the outdoors and environmental sectors in North and South Carolina to talk about our Liberated Paths grantmaking program, which seeks to support organizations in the region for the first time ever. Through the Liberated Paths program, we are working to create a … Read more

Connor Wilson

Heya, I’m C.J. Wilson, though most people call me Connor. I work as a freelance writer while pursuing my dream of writing novels, comics, and video games. I’ve also been nature lover and environmentalist pretty much my whole life… even if I didn’t get the chance to fully dive into that until adulthood. Nature is … Read more

Carlos Tafolla

Carlos Tafolla (He/Him/His) was born and raised in Kings County, California. The first time he had the opportunity to experience and connect with the outdoors was when he was in sixth grade. He and his entire class went on a class camping trip to Scicon. There he got to learn first hand about different plants, … Read more

Steven Carmona Mora

Steven Carmona Mora is a child of Mexican immigrants. They have a passion for social justice and working with grassroots organizations. Steven is very excited about the opportunity to build an understanding of the outdoors and leadership to train others to enjoy mother earth.

Stephanie Maercado

My name is Stephanie Mercado and I love recreating in the outdoors especially doing hikes around California . I am a volunteer with Latino Outdoors and joined this program to become a more well-rounded outdoors leader for my community.

Erika Enomoto

Erika Enomoto (she/her) has lived in Fresno since she moved from Japan with her family at the age of 10. During her undergraduate studies, Erika discovered her love for seeing people reconnect to their environment through community, growing food, and being outside. She currently works at Fresno Metro in the area of healthy food access, … Read more

Quinton Davis

Hi, My name is Quinton Davis! I am currently 22 years old and live in Fresno. I am originally from Kingsburg, California, and have previously lived in San Luis Obispo California where I received my associates degree in public health sciences from Cuesta College. Many of my hobbies include being physically active and I love … Read more

Romaine Desclos

My name is Romaine, like the lettuce. Or from Rome, in my first language (French). I am a Gabonese & French, BIPOCQT member working in mental health. I am a lover of nature and all of the wisdom it holds. I am a believer that we are powerful creators of our reality, and that it … Read more