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...]

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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...]

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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...]