Kay Riddell had an idea. She realized that in order to preserve nature, she would need to invest in its future defenders, and that meant starting with kids today. Working with her professional advisor and the San Francisco Foundation, she and her family have been able to launch the Youth Access to Nature Fund, which is now supported by multiple donors, and Oakland Goes Outdoors, which provides 7,000 middle school students in Oakland with immersive experiences in nature.
“The work with the San Francisco Foundation has enabled us to express a vision,” says Kay’s son, Jim Riddell. “I would have never been able to spread that message without the foundation.”