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

Highlights

The Student Conservation Association is piloting all-female crews in Chicago, creating unique pathways and opportunities for careers in conservation.

This three-part, interactive learning series will offer funders the opportunity to reflect on and deepen their understanding of equity and inclusion concepts. Facilitated by Youth Outside, this series begins June 24!

With support from the San Francisco Foundation, Oakland Goes Outdoors will ensure that every middle-schooler in Oakland, CA has positive, meaningful experiences in the outdoors.

Case Studies

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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