Youth Access to Nature Fund — Meet the Current Cohort

In 2022, we are so excited to be able to expand on our grantmaking capacity as we welcome the Youth Access to Nature Fund, formerly held at San Francisco Foundation, into our Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program. We want to take this moment to lift up and welcome the strong and vibrant community that the Youth … 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

Inside Philanthropy: “Green Grantmaking Program Offers Alternative Paths for Getting Funding to the Grassroots”

Today we’re grateful for the thoughtful coverage of our Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program by Michael Kavate for Inside Philanthropy. From the introduction: A couple years ago, Kim Moore Bailey embarked on a series of conversations with the heads of the small, grassroots environmental groups that her organization, Justice Outside, supports. The leaders, who were all … 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

Outdoors for All Act to Pass the House!

YES! The Outdoors for All act passed the House. By investing in our community parks, playgrounds, trails and green spaces through the Outdoors For All Act, we will create thousands of jobs, improve flooding resilience, manage stormwater, while directing investments to underserved communities, and working towards every community having access to a quality park. 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

Changing the Narrative of the Outdoors: Tammy Pham’s Herstory in Mountain and Snow Sports

As part of honoring Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we’re pleased to share a guest post from Yvan Tran about Tammy Phan, both members of Outdoor Asian. Their conversation speaks to the highs and lows in getting outdoors as womxn of color and the role of community and mentorship in the process. Outdoor Asian Washington provides opportunities for Asian & Pacific Islanders and other communities of color to connect with the natural world through celebrating land, oceans, coasts, and culture. They are one of our inaugural Liberated Paths grantees. Read more

On Accountability and the Path Ahead

Dear Friends, Yesterday’s ruling in the trial of Derek Chauvin is a welcome if overdue expression of accountability. As many have rightly pointed out, true justice would entail George Floyd still being alive. While the three guilty verdicts can’t bring him back, we acknowledge the important message sent by the jurors in this case. We’re … Read more

Ambassadors for Land Conservation and the Center for Native American Youth Celebrate Women’s History Month

The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) honors Women’s History Month, recognizing the contemporary contributions of Native American women every day. Our mission at CNAY is to improve the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American youth. CNAY works toward this mission through projects such as Ambassadors for Land Conservation, a program that is partially supported by Justice Outside’s Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program. Read more