Call for Proposals for Non-Profit Indigenous Organizations Addressing Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests Through Video

Deadline: 30 January 2016 The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently inviting indigenous organizations to submit a proposal to develop a video of maximum 10 minutes (preferably an animation video) on the practical use that Indigenous Peoples could make of the VGGT. Objectives The (animation) video should: Highlight the role of the VGGT as a tool for Indigenous Peoples to use in land related matters Turn into a tool that will enable Indigenous Peoples to learn about the … [Read more...]

The Indigenous Women’s Fund Promoting Well-Being of Women Worldwide

Deadline: 9 September 2015 The Indigenous Women's Fund 3rd Call for Proposals is launched by International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI) on the occasion of the International Day of World's Indigenous People. The fund is seeking proposals that aim to promote the well-being and “buen vivir" of indigenous peoples, based on the principle of free, prior and informed consent. Funding Information AYNI Fund will provide a co-financing of USD 5,000.00 to support projects led by indigenous women for … [Read more...]

Celebrating International Day of Indigenous Peoples- A List of 12 Foundations Promoting Indigenous Peoples Rights around the World

August 9, 2015 is the International Day of the World's Indigenous People!! This day is a day to recognize and appreciate all indigenous cultures. The United Nations is also holding a variety of events around the globe! This year's theme puts a spotlight on the issue of indigenous peoples' access to health care services, as improving indigenous peoples’ health remains a critical challenge for indigenous peoples. Certain indigenous people are vulnerable to exploitation, marginalization and … [Read more...]

The Global Greengrants Fund Protecting Indigenous People’s Right

The Global Greengrants Fund is a public charity that seeds environmental action through small grants. The Fund supports change from the ground up by channeling donations to local projects and grassroots campaigns for justice, primarily in the developing world and emerging economies. Global Greengrants Fund is committed to funding projects that are organized, led, and participated in by women. It support indigenous people to protect their lands and ways of life. The Global Greengrants Fund … [Read more...]

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Seventh Generation Fund is an Indigenous identity-based organization dedicated to the self determination of Native Peoples . Seventh Generation Fund supports projects engaged in community empowerment and organizing endeavors, issue advocacy, cultural revitalization, strengthening Indigenous knowledge and practices, and Native leadership development, in the following program areas. Program Areas Arts & Cultural Expression: Promoting traditional, contemporary, and media art forms that … [Read more...]

UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous People

The United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples offers opportunity for indigenous people to participate in the sessions of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Human Rights Council, including its Universal Periodic Review mechanism, and the treaty bodies. Purpose is to ensure that the voices and concerns of indigenous peoples are heard at the UN and contributing to increased international awareness of the rights, status, … [Read more...]

Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Funds

The Australian Government has introduced the Indigenous Advancement Strategy with the objective of achieving real results in the key priority areas of getting children to school, adults into work, and building safer communities. The new flexible programme structure supports a new way of working with Indigenous people, communities, industries, business and service providers, allowing for joint development of solutions that will work over the long term, including through regional or local … [Read more...]

Forest Peoples Programme Supporting Indigenous Forest Peoples

Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) was founded in 1990 in response to the forest crisis, specifically to support indigenous forest peoples’ struggles to defend their lands and livelihoods. The Foundation works on the following goals- Get the rights and interests of forest peoples recognised in laws, policies and programmes Support forest peoples to build their own capacities to claim and exercise their human rights Counter top-down policies and projects that threaten the rights of forest … [Read more...]

Swift Foundation Grants to US & Global Organisations Working for Indigenous People Issues

Swift Foundation is a Private Foundation Supporting Cultural and Biological Diversity through Environmental Protection & the Local Stewardship of Communities around the world. The Foundation focuses its work on communities outside of the United States where less funding is available. The first-time grants ranges between $15,000 and $35,000. Focus Areas Acknowledge and affirm the interconnected and holistic nature of addressing biological and cultural diversity. Recognize the … [Read more...]

The Christensen Fund: Financial and Logistical Support for Indigenous-led and Community-based Organizations

The Christensen Fund provides financial and logistical support for indigenous-led and community based organizations. The fund focus on the bicultural – the rich but neglected adaptive interweave of people and place, culture and ecology.Its mission is to buttress the efforts of people and institutions who believe in a biodiverse world infused with artistic expression and work to secure ways of life and landscapes that are beautiful, bountiful and resilient. Grant Information Grant size is … [Read more...]

The Onaway Trust: Assistance to Indigenous Cultures

The Onaway Trust was established in 1974 with the overall objective to relieve poverty and suffering. Spanning four decades, Onaway has supported a diverse and extensive number of projects worldwide, many of which have grown to become successful, sustainable organisations in their own right. Onaway’s vision is of a world where Native Peoples are able to maintain their traditional lifestyles and preserve their knowledge, skills and traditions for a sustainable future. It wants the world to be a … [Read more...]

Grassroots International Strengthening the World of Indigenous People

Grassroots International works in partnership with social movements to create a just and sustainable world by advancing the human rights to land, water, and food through global grantmaking, building solidarity across organizations and movements, and advocacy in the US. Grassroots International envisions a world in which a universal commitment to the health and well-being of the earth and all its peoples, fueled by successful global movements for economic and climate justice, has transformed … [Read more...]

Indigenous Fellowship Programme Supporting Human Rights

The Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) is a comprehensive human rights training programme that was established by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004). The programme contributes to build the capacity and expertise of indigenous representatives on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights in general and indigenous issues in particular, so they are in a better … [Read more...]

Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility for Development of Indigenous Communities

The Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility supports indigenous peoples to determine and develop priorities and strategies to fulfill development needs of their communities. Through small grants ranging from USD 20,000 to USD 50,000 and lasting up to two years, the IPAF supports the demand-driven initiatives of indigenous peoples’ communities by funding small projects that are designed and implemented by indigenous peoples' communities and their organizations, and that build on their culture, … [Read more...]

Keepers of the Earth Fund Supporting Projects and Rights of Indigenous People

The First People World Wide Keepers of the Earth grants supports projects that empower Indigenous communities. It supports grassroots/local organization or group representing an Indigenous-led project. The fund provides grant award of up to US$20,000. The purpose of the fund is to empower Indigenous communities to use their traditional knowledge and governance structures, decision-making processes, and alliances with other communities, to develop strategic approaches to working with … [Read more...]

Keepers of the Earth Grants for Indigenous Communities

Deadline: 31 October 2015 First People Worldwide is seeking applications for the Keepers of the Earth grants to projects that empower Indigenous communities. First Peoples Worldwide was first developed in 1997 by Cherokee social entrepreneur Rebecca Adamson, as a program of her non-profit First Nations Development Institute. Goal The goal of First People Worldwide is to promote traditional knowledge and Indigenous values in a way that will integrate the best of what the communities have to … [Read more...]

World Environment Day Today! 10 Open Opportunities (2015) for NGOs/Individuals Working on Environment Sector

Today is World Environment Day! The theme for this year's World Environment Day (WED)is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." The well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources, says UNEP, which celebrates the World Environment Day every year to increase awareness and encourage positive action to protect our planet. As climate change issues have occupied the … [Read more...]

United Nations OHCHR Indigenous Fellowships for Human Rights Training Programme 2015

Deadline: 25 May 2015 The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is currently accepting applications from indigenous persons for its Indigenous Fellowships Programme (IFP) 2015. IFP is a comprehensive human rights training programme contributes to build the capacity and expertise of indigenous representatives on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights in general and indigenous issues in particular, so they are in a better position to protect and … [Read more...]

Check Your Eligibility for Keepers of the Earth Grants

Eligibility Criteria for Keepers of the Earth grants Keepers of the Earth grants are open to Indigenous-led grassroots organizations, groups, societies, associations, consortiums, Tribes, or First Nations. Applicant must have an organizational bank account or access to a fiscal sponsor. Applicant’s budget proposal must fall within the budget as proposed by the foundation. Applicants must have not-for-profit certification (IRS letter, registration certificate). Projects will not be … [Read more...]

Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program for NGOs/CBOs Working in Papua New Guinea

Deadline: 29 May 2015 The United Nations Development Programme is currently accepting concept notes from eligible organizations in Papua New Guinea for its Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (UNDP GEF SGP) under 5th Operational Phase. The United Nations Development Program Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (UNDP GEF SGP) was launched by the GEF through the United Nations Development Programme to assist developing countries in fulfilling their commitment of … [Read more...]