Oak Foundation Supports Justice Outside and Environmental Leaders of Color

five young people hold a snake in the outdoors surrounded by greenery and trees

Justice Outside Expands Liberated Paths Grantmaking to the U.S. South Oak Foundation has announced a two-year $500,000 grant to Justice Outside, a national leader in the critical work of creating a more racially just, inclusive, and equitable environmental and outdoor movement. Oak Foundation funding will support Liberated Paths Grantmaking, a national program by Justice Outside … Read more

Big news! The Youth Access to Nature Fund joins the Justice Outside family

“rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion.” bell hooks (All About Love) We, at Justice Outside have been so honored to be in the movement for community healing and the work for our collective liberation. Together with our program participants, grantees, and you, our community, we … Read more

Highlights of 2021

This year, 2021, has been such a big journey, full of growth for Justice Outside! Thank you for being together with us in this work. As the year draws to a close, we want to lift up some important developments and milestones for this work, for our community, for our grantees, and for our movements. … Read more

Announcing ‘Working Toward Racial Equity:’ A Training Series with the Lawrence Hall of Science

Today, in collaboration with the Lawrence Hall of Science BEETLES project, we are proud to announce the kick-off of the 2-year training series, Working Toward Racial Equity, which supports environmental and outdoor science organizations to build capacity to foster equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant work environments and organizations. The National Science Foundation is funding this … Read more

We are Justice Outside!

“Justice Outside” elevates our ultimate mission of advancing racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement. Bold, clear, and forthright, our new name tells the world exactly who we are, highlighting the work we’ve been doing for years to center the voices and leadership of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are building a more inclusive future for the movement.  Read more

Congratulations to Justice Outside’s Inaugural Cohort of Liberated Paths Grantees!

In August 2020, Justice Outside announced a bold vision for our new Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program: to build a more racially just and sustainable outdoor and environmental movement. We sought to support programs and organizations that cultivate and celebrate the contributions of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color, and affirm the many experiences and identities … Read more

Justice Outside Announces its Inaugural Cohort of Liberated Paths Grantees!

In August 2020, Justice Outside announced a bold vision for our new Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program: to build a more racially just and sustainable outdoor and environmental movement. We sought to support programs and organizations that cultivate and celebrate the contributions of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color, and affirm the many experiences and identities … Read more

Congrats Acta Non Verba!

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in Oakland and beyond by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Founded and led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, California. ANV … Read more

Justice Outside grantee FoodWhat?! named 2019 California nonprofit of the year!

Justice Outside is thrilled to share this wonderful news from one of our grantee organizations, FoodWhat?! Our heartfelt congratulations to their entire team! – On June 5th, “Food, What?!” was honored as the California Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bill Monning for the 17th District. “Food, What?!” staff joined Senator Monning to celebrate this achievement … Read more