National Park Service

    The Blue Sky Funders Forum is a national collaborative that helps members learn, connect, and grow philanthropy that supports the many benefits of environmental literacy and stronger connections to nature. We are a community united in the belief that when people have meaningful experiences outdoors their quality of life, health and social wellbeing improve, and in turn, their communities become stronger and more sustainable.

    Being prepared for the future requires all of us to understand the consequences of how we live on where we live – the connection between people and nature. Blue Sky brings supporters of this work together to learn from one another and to strategize how to scale up the impact of the effective programs that transform how people experience their surroundings. By making these essential learning opportunities more accessible, we grow and strengthen the constituency that makes well-informed choices, balancing the needs of today with the needs of future generations.

    Blue Sky is a working group of the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), established to promote connections between people and nature and facilitate collaboration among funders. This strategic partnership between EGA and Blue Sky provides more environmental literacy programming to the larger environmental grantmaking community. In addition, Blue Sky expands the conversation about connecting people to nature and developing healthy communities, reaching beyond environmental grantmakers to include education, health, and community funders.