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


What happens when the kids speak up? Blue Sky advisor Jackie Ostfeld shares the story of how the Every Kid Outdoors Act became law of the land.

Blue Sky members the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Sand Hill Foundation are working closely with partners at the Children & Nature Network to increase their grantees' capacities for learning, networking, and collaboration.

Rather than creating formal programming, Free Forest School engages the adults already in young kids’ lives in creating meaningful connections to nature. Learn more about this approach on our blog.

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As the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service (NPS), the National Park Foundation (NPF) generates private support and builds strategic partnerships to protect and enhance America’s national parks for...

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