Our impact takes the form of giving, grants, scholarships, and our own set of initiatives and programs.
The application process begins with a simple email telling us a bit about you and-or your organization, the need or interest, and any other related specifics you’d like to initially share. We’ll then followup with you to further the process.
Presented below, our scholarships are named for individuals who we hold dear and have been impactful to our journey and identity. Each award is annual and offered in remembrance of the defining values and traits of its namesake.
Given below are our own set of initiatives and programs aimed at putting more Whitman in our days. Specifically, as called for in his poem This Is What You Shall Do.
The DuBose Foundation is the parent organization. And from the parent we gift and grant funding, award remembrance scholarships, and provide direction to initiatives and programs including sponsored 501(c)(3) organizations.
Our aim, our journey is two-fold. One, to help put more Whitman in our days. And two, to do so in perpetuity.
Along the way, we hope to connect people to nature and joy.
"…nothing less than the future of the national parks is on the line. By 2045, the United States is expected to have a majority nonwhite population, and if the majority of the voting public does not feel a strong connection to the parks, which cost billions of dollars to run and sit on eighty-five million acres of land, then they may cease to be parks. The “National Park Idea” is an idea, not a guarantee, and if it’s an idea that’s going to survive, then it’s about time we get some new ideas about how to make the parks more inclusive."
-- excerpt from Conor Knighton’s 2020 book Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park
"The Colorado River provides water to nearly 40 million people, flows through 9 National Parks, and drives a $1.4 trillion economy. If the Colorado River basin were a country, it would be the world’s 7th largest by economic output. But the river is stretched to its limit. Climate change and increasing water demand due to an expanding population is and will continue to present significant challenges that if left unaddressed, will impact our regional and national economies, degrade the environment, challenge our agricultural heritage and food production, and limit recreational opportunities from fishing and boating to skiing."
-- excerpt from americanrivers.org