Color My Outdoors

Color My Outdoors

30 Westgate Pkwy. #304
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 419-0531

Simone Adams
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2022
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2023
Number of sponsored projects: 1

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
$25/month and 6.5% admin fee

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Only projects located in our state or region
  • Type of service
  • No government funding
  • Other: Project must be led by a person of color plus a board or leadership team with 50% racial diversity

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • Food insecurity/Nutrition
  • Health
  • Homelessness
  • International development
  • Mental health
  • Open space/Parks
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: The organization and/or project must be focused on racial diversity and outdoor recreation, education or conservation.

Services we offer projects:

  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Insurance
  • Organizational development
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Other: Grant development, compliance and reporting

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
Color My Outdoors’ work is focused on improving racial diversity in outdoor recreation, education and conservation. Our mission is to change the outdoor narrative to include people of color. We envision a future where people of color feel welcomed and empowered in the outdoors.