The Blue Sky Funders Forum inspires, deepens, and expands philanthropy to advance opportunities that connect people and nature and promote environmental literacy.
“Education, if it means anything, should not take people away from the land, but instill in them even more respect for it...” —Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” ―President Jimmy Carter
“We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it." —Pope Francis


Funders are invited to join a dynamic discussion on new, field-wide efforts to increase the rigor and relevance of research on nature-based learning. Join us on August 28, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET.

New Mexico's Outdoor Equity Fund is ensuring that the outdoors can be a place for learning, healing, and recreation for more of New Mexico’s children.

Join Blue Sky for a conversation on "The Story of Us," our collaborative shared narrative campaign. Funders are invited to join webinars on August 5 or 19, and all are welcome to join webinars on August 13 or 27.

Case Studies

Space to Grow is an innovative public-private partnership to transform schoolyards in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods into vibrant green spaces for outdoor learning, active play, physical education and environmental literacy. Space...

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