Blue Sky Funders Forum 2020 Convening (Virtual)

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September 8, 2020 to September 10, 2020


Blue Sky Funders Forum invites you to save the date for our 2020 Virtual Convening on September 8, 9, and 10. Together, we will learn, network, and collaborate around opportunities to advance safe, meaningful outdoor experiences for all, and to rebuild healthier communities.

Over the past several months, we have seen the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbate and expose existing systems of inequities. As we work to address systemic injustices in community health, education, and the environment, creating more equitable and welcoming access to the outdoors for all people will be an important step. Now, more than ever, everyone deserves the right to safely spend time outside, and to experience the many benefits that nature provides.

During this virtual event, we will use interactive tools to have generative conversations to share innovations in our work, explore emerging challenges and opportunities, foster regional and interest area collaborations, and challenge each other to work in new and bold ways to advance racial and social equity. 


September 8, 1 - 4 PM EDT
National Funder Convening

September 9, Times TBD
Breakout Convenings

  • Chesapeake Bay funders (Hosted by Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, Chesapeake Bay Trust, National Park Foundation, NOAA, Prince Charitable Trust, Veverka Family Foundation)
  • Maine funders (Hosted by the Maine Environmental Funders Network)
  • Atlanta area funders (Hosted by Captain Planet Foundation and National Recreation Foundation)

September 10, 1 - 4 PM EDT
Sharing Regional Learnings and Activating Collaboration

If you are interested in hosting a regional or state breakout session in addition to those above, please contact Anupama Joshi by June 30. 
Save the date to join us on September 8, 9, and 10 and stay tuned for additional details and registration information. Registration is free and open to all staff and board members of grantmaking organizations and philanthropy-serving organizations, as well as Blue Sky advisors and invited guests.

Blue Sky Funders Forum is a working group of the Environmental Grantmakers Association, established to advance the myriad benefits of environmental literacy and stronger connections to nature.









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