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


Join our first policy webinar of 2018 to learn about the statues of federal funding for programs that connect people and nature.

Blue Sky advisor Allison Price writes about connecting people and nature in zoos and shares the collaborative work being done by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on our blog.

Blue Sky and the Bay Area Environmental Education Funders Collaborative invite you to join us on May 23, 2018 for day of learning and collaboration as we uncover the power of networks to increase equitable access to nature and all of its benefits.

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The Student Conservation Association’s (SCA) mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land....

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