Spring 2023 Liberated Paths Informational Webinars

Justice Outside is pleased to announce our spring 2023 grantmaking in the Carolinas and the San Francisco Bay Area as part of our Liberated Path grantmaking program. We will  offer informational sessions to support applicants and potential applicants along in the process of applying as our grantmaking team is piloting a new application platform.  Please … Read more

Blackbird Fields Forest Restoration

The Blackbird Fields Forest Restoration project aims to restore 3.75 acres of wooded lands and convert .25 acre to native grassland and meadow. We hope this will help increase tribal community access to the space, create a space that is free of aggressive invasive species, restore forest health, attract wildlife and provide it with habitat … Read more

Urban Sense Project

The Urban Sense Project by Four Youth supports early childhood and youth development by giving students the opportunity to connect more with nature. The garden will facilitate increased interaction with the outdoors in a fun and interactive way to promote both physical and mentally health. We are creating an interactive green space in a former … Read more


PHonk!Philly is produced by Elaine Smith Holton with fiscal sponsorship provided by Headlong Dance Theater, a 501c3 organization. The plan for PHonk! is to produce a day-long fall festival, public workshops, and pop-up music performances in public spaces throughout the year, provide artistic support to community actions, and contribute a values-based, grassroots platform to Philadelphia’s … Read more

Philly Gear Library

The “outdoors” is a place of contemplation, restoration, adventure, and life sustenance. It is available for all of us, though we know there are many barriers for melanated people and other historically marginalized communities. Philly Gear Library exists to address the barrier of gear ownership for those who want to experience outdoors adventures. We train … Read more

Lutris Health and Environmental, LLC

This project will bridge formal science education with informal science education by integrating our traditional ecological knowledge regarding environmental stewardship with an innovative Environmental DNA (eDNA) approach to better understand and restore our ancestral Leipsic River watershed.  At the forefront of interest in this proposal is the conservation of the world’s most threatened and endangered … Read more

INDIA: Inspiring Nature and Divinity in Americans

Inspiring Nature and Divinity in Americans (INDIA) aims to teach American youth emotional wellness, heritage, literacy, and environmental care through gardening education. Through this connection, there will be intergenerational bonding with families and awareness of environmental justice initiatives as well as numerous educational goals related to social activism, entrepreneurship, creativity, and STEM. Follow INDIA on … Read more

Dance Ecology and Water

Dance Ecology and Water aims to connect Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color communities to their fundamental rights as earthlings to clean, natural bodies of water. Their efforts are centered around returning the community to nature and rebuilding the once strong relationship that the community has had with the Delaware River Watershed. Through education and … Read more

Branch of Knowledge

Branch of Knowledge is a collective of Lenape matriarchs from the five Lenape communities. Our goal is to increase Lenape presence in Lenape homelands via traditional matriarchal leadership. We are focused on reconnecting to the land, building bridges between the displaced Lenape communities, and revitalizing our culture to protect our people and our homelands for … Read more

Nine Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color Led Organizations to Support This Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and solidarity through resource sharing. On this day, people around the world donate to, volunteer with, and partner with nonprofits they believe in. At Justice Outside, we want to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of our Liberated Paths grantee partners around the country … Read more