Justice Outside’s Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program Highlighted by Intersectional Environmentalist

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Intersectional Environmentalist is a platform that works to empower and instill joy in People of Color and historically excluded communities by amplifying their incredible legacies in the environmental space. In November, they hosted a live conversation on their platform reaching 450,000 people with Justice Outside’s Rena Payan to discuss the impact of our Liberated Paths … Read more

Celebrating grantee partners featured in Hilltromper

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An inspiring article on Hilltromper, Latine Leaders Changing the Outdoor Community, features three of our grantee partners: Mayra Pelagio-Muñoz of Reconnect Outdoors, Antonella De La Tore Marcenaro of PUENTES, and Latino Outdoors. In the article, these and other Latine leaders share about the ways they are changing the outdoor community by reconnecting Black, Indigenous, and People … Read more

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

Life in Motion Podcast: Advancing racial justice and equity in the outdoors

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Justice Outside’s Chief Program Officer Laura Rodriguez (she/her) and Director of Programs Dr. Mary Traylor (they/she) joined Illumine Collect’s Life in Motion podcast where they shared their own experiences of exposure to the outdoors growing up and how that has impacted their work at the organization. From the Outdoor Educators Institute to our Liberated Paths … Read more

Op-ed: What young professionals can teach us about grantmaking for climate justice

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In 2021, Justice Outside’s Rising Leaders Fellowship program brought together 20 early-career nonprofit professionals, most of them Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, to get hands-on experience with philanthropy. Fellows had the opportunity to design a $40,000 grantmaking program and decide to whom they would award grants and how they would distribute those funds across the selected grantees. … Read more

Philanthropy News Digest: To increase support for BIPOC-led climate work, foundations must get creative. Here’s how.

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Justice Outside CEO and President Kim Bailey Moore co-authored an op-ed alongside Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Program Officer Danielle Levoit and William Penn Foundation Program Officer Michele Perch about our Liberated Paths grantmaking program and the need for philanthropic organizations to invest in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-led efforts. Here’s the link to the article and a … Read more

Earth Day: Investing in People and Planet

When Black, Indigenous, and People of Color lead outdoor organizations and lead on climate and environmental justice, we root our work in joy, celebration, and community connection. And we know that movements rooted in authentic connection and joy are the movements that last, the movements that build momentum, and the movements that continue to bring more and more people into their folds. Read more

Always Be Birdin’ podcast — We have “literal roots into the earth”

“It doesn’t matter how you enjoy your outside. If it’s birding, if it’s fishing, if it’s hunting, if it’s swimming, it’s still the same because we’re still out here trying to connect with nature, connect with the land, connect with the water, and connect with each other.” -Sam DeJarnett, Always Be Birdin’ Small grassroots programs … 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

Liberated Paths Grantees Featured in Navajo Times

Indigenous Cultural Concepts and Sustainable Housing Initiative, two inaugural Liberated Paths grantees doing exceptional work at the intersections of conservation and cultural reclamation in the Navajo Nation, were recently featured in Navajo Times. Indigenous Cultural Concepts is promoting healthier and safer water through a filtration project that aims to offset the destructive impacts of nearby … Read more