Liberated Paths Grant

Forest stream running over glowing mossy rocks

Registration Deadline:

Friday, September 17, 2021, 11:00pm


Justice Outside aims to fund work that lies at the intersection of racial justice and the environment. This could include a number of organizations and programs, including recreation and experiential programs, conservation, climate, ocean conservation, environmental advocacy work, cultural and ancestral practices and education, and much more.

Your work is eligible for funding if:

  • You are working in one of these geographies: Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and/or California.
    • For work in Arizona and New Mexico: Your work is focused on the intersection of communities of color and the environment and/or outdoor recreation.
    • For work located on the Pacfic Coast of Oregon, Washington and California: Your work is focused on the intersection of communities of color and the ocean, marine conservation, and/or the coast*
    • For work located in greater Seattle, Washington; the greater Hood River area in Oregon; and in greater Portland, Oregon your work is focused on the intersection of communities of color and the environment and outdoor recreation.
    • Note: You do not need to have a 501(c)(3)status or be fiscally sponsored to apply for a grant

The Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program will prioritize:

  • Organizations or projects led by and serving Black, Indigenous, and/or Communities of Color
  • People and projects rooted within their communities, with the lived experiences they need to understand what approaches will work the best for their communities
  • Organizations or projects with an annual budget of less than $1 million
  • People or projects that have limited relationships with and/or funding streams from the larger philanthropic community

How to apply/register:

Our application is designed to be flexible and accessible. We are here to support you and work with you, especially if you have not submitted a grant application before. There will be no penalties for lack of traditional writing conventions, such as grammar, punctuation, and formatting in the application process. To make the process as flexible as possible, we are currently offering three ways to submit your application materials:

  • Written letter of intent
  • Video or phone interview with Justice Outside staff member
  • Audio recording

No mode of submission will be given preference over another. We ask that applicants choose only one submission method. If none of these methods work for your needs but you are still interested in applying, we would like to hear from you! Reach out to or call us at (510)839-0731.