The Blue Sky Funders Forum inspires, deepens, and expands philanthropy to strengthen communities by advancing environmental literacy and connections to nature.
“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


Ready to tell a new story? Blue Sky invites funders and practitioners to reach new audiences and allies with a new, shared narrative, lifting up the benefits of time spent outdoors as a basic human right.

On our blog this month, a special essay on Rethink Outside from James Edward Mills of The Joy Trip Project.

Blue Sky Funders Forum founder Randi Fisher reflects on Blue Sky's growth, impact, and future as we celebrate our 5th anniversary!

Case Studies

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Kids in Parks program engages kids and families in outdoor recreation to foster lifelong wellness and meaningful connections to public lands.

Kids in Parks accomplishes this by...

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