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

Two young Black people looking at a computer screen and in conversation. Behind them are more young people at work.

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.

Three Justice Outside Staff Members standing outside, speaking and laughing. Kim, our CEO and President, is holding an orange Justice Outside mug.

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

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

Justice Outside Board Vice Chair Celeste Royer’s Journey to Centering Equity

Earlier this year, Justice Outside Board Vice Chair Celeste Royer wrote a wonderful article for Ten Strands entitled “A Journey to Centering Equity,” which detailed her childhood experiences in the outdoors and her lifelong work in the environmental education field. We invite you to read it here, and to join Celeste and our entire team … Read more

First Mesa Annual Clean-Up, an Inaugural Liberated Paths Grantee, Featured in the Navajo-Hopi Observer

We’re excited to share that First Mesa Annual Clean-Up, one of 17 inaugural grantees of our newly launched Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program, was recently featured in a terrific write-up from the Navajo-Hopi Observer. We invite you to read the article to learn more about First Mesa Annual Clean-Up’s timely and important work. And if you … Read more

Justice Outside CEO Kim Moore Bailey Co-Authors New Article, “The Urgent Need for Nature During and After COVID-19”

As an organization that centers racial equity in all of our work, we’re keenly aware of the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on communities of color. Due to systemic racism, and the particular ways it plays out in city planning and healthcare, among many other institutions, people of color are becoming infected with and dying … Read more