First Peoples Worldwide’s Keepers of the Earth Fund aims at supporting Indigenous-led projects and increasing access to funding for Indigenous communities and supporting Indigenous-led projects that create greater Indigenous control of Indigenous assets.
It supports strategies that address Indigenous development (e.g., land use and conservation, traditional decision-making, climate change, food security, etc.).
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All applicants must:
- be an Indigenous-led grassroots/local organization or group;
- have an organizational bank account or access to a fiscal sponsor; copies of fiscal sponsor’s terms and requirements will be requested.
- insure project activities will be completed outside of the United States.
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- Indigenous-led grassroots/ local projects
- Control and self-determination of Indigenous homelands
- Strategies for redressing evictions (i.e., mapping, co-management, advocacy)
- Indigenous stewardship – land and natural resource models
- Traditional knowledge
- Community organizing and Start-up costs for Indigenous organizations (i.e., by-laws, registrations, certifications, etc.)
- Appropriate technology and learning exchanges
- Advocacy for Indigenous voice within policy forums
Grant Size and Timeframe
Grant amounts range between $250 and $20,000 USD. First time awards generally range between US $2,500 to $5,000. Project timeframes are between six and 12 months. It can take up to eight weeks to review and process your request. First Peoples Worldwide may contact you for additional information.
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