Martinez, CA - August 13, 2020 - In Solidarity Project is opening its applications for its fourth grant cycle in partnership with Intersectional Environmentalist. The program supports underrepresented, underserved and marginalized communities in the outdoors including individuals and nonprofits in service of people of color, LGBTQ+ community members, people with disabilities, and people of size. In Solidarity Project awarded its first three grants to Black Girls Trekkin, Angelou Ezeilo and Fat Girls Hiking.
This grant cycle includes two $1000 grants and begins August 13 and closes August 25. Applicants must reside in the United States and can apply by visiting tinyurl.com/insolidaritygrants and providing a short description of their work (75 words or less) and a link that shows their work (a website, article, or social media platform). The recipients will be announced September 1, 2020.
Baker said, "This grant program is one way we are bringing the outdoor industry together to build a more inclusive future."
Baker and Intersectional Environmentalist are also inviting companies to match the monthly grants. The Intersectional Environmentalist is matching the donation for September. For more information about this matching opportunity, companies should email email@example.com.
ABOUT IN SOLIDARITY PROJECT - Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge
In Solidarity Project - Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge works to build a better, stronger, more diverse outdoor industry. They work closely with industry partners to sign The Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge and to facilitate and lead DEI-focused consulting projects, training workshops, and speaking engagements. They focus on enhancing representation across staff and executive teams, media and marketing, and athletes/ambassadors. By building a relationship of support, empathy and understanding, versus external skepticism and internal stress, they are moving the outdoor industry towards authentic inclusion. Insolidarityproject.com
Teresa Baker is the founder of the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge, which pairs leading outdoor brands in one-on-one relationships with inclusion advocates to advance representation for people of color across the industry. The organization is focused on enhancing representation across staff and executive teams, media and marketing, and athletes/ambassadors. By building a relationship of support, empathy and understanding, versus external skepticism and internal stress, they are moving the outdoor industry towards authentic inclusion.