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The Way Forward
Philanthropy and Worldwide Indigenous Causes Connect at IFIP Conference
Read the article on Indian Country Today website
Cultural Survival Quarterly writes about IFIP and Indigenous Philanthropy
A New Way of Giving (pdf)
Messengers Between Worlds (pdf)
Can grassroots organizations affect high-level negotiations?
Reflections from Rio+20
United Nations Passes Declaration: Rights of Indigenous Peoples FAQ’s (pdf)
Current Trends in Philanthropy (pdf)
The Sharing Circle – May 2013 (pdf)
The Sharing Circle -April 2013 (pdf)
The Sharing Circle -March 2013 (pdf)
The Sharing Circle – Feb 2013 (pdf)
IFIP Newsletter – Spring 2012 (pdf)
IFIP Recognizes the Swift Foundation for Pioneering Work With Traditional Cultures Press Release (MS Word doc)
The Grantmaker’s Guide: Strengthening International Indigenous Philanthropy
A new pioneering report from the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) that gathers research, case studies and experiences of those building momentum toward a new paradigm of collaboration. Order yours now!
FREE: The New Indigenous Peoples Funding and Resource Guide
For a pdf of the Resource Guide, please complete this order form online. If you prefer to purchase hard copies, download the order form (pdf)
and fax to (518) 358-9544 or call us at (518) 358-9500.
The Indigenous Peoples Funding and Resource Guide, which was developed in collaboration with International Funders for Indigenous Peoples and First Peoples Worldwide, has been distributed to hundreds of Indigenous communities and nonprofit organizations in both English and Spanish. The Funding and Resource Guide helps build the capacity for Indigenous communities to increase their participation as successful grant-seekers. It contains practical information that includes the elements of a proposal; how to conduct foundation research; useful research websites; glossary of fundraising terms; and information on more than 250 foundations, corporations, and government agencies who provide funding for Indigenous and grassroots projects.
Ken Wilson, Executive Director of Christensen Fund quotes:
“By enabling indigenous organizations worldwide to identify potential sources of grant funds this Guide beautifully addresses an important reason why foundations and indigenous people have so rarely been able to partner directly, despite the needs and opportunities. The Christensen Fund is distributing the Guide among its grantees around the world to help them identify foundation’s with common interests and to begin to diversify their funding. We would encourage other foundations to do likewise.”
The Guide contains seven primary sections:
1. Elements of a Proposal, provides a brief description of what a proposal contains and examples for each section.
2. Researching Foundations, provides a step-by-step guide on how to conduct foundation research.
3. Research Websites, provides information on various websites that can assist you in your fundraising endeavors.
4. Glossary of Terms, provides definitions of key words found in proposal guidelines, elements of a proposal and other important terms.
5. Foundation and Corporate Grantmakers Funding Indigenous People, contains funding organizations that directly fund Indigenous organizations and projects worldwide.
6. International Foundation and Corporate Grantmakers, includes philanthropic institutions that fund in various countries and regions of the world.
7. Index of Regions, contains an index of the various regions and countries and the page number within the Guide where information on the funder can be found for a particular country or region of the world.
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Asian Conference Report 2011
IFIP collaborates with Sister affinity groups to provide members and the philanthropic community with the latest date research on emerging issues. We offer links to articles that have been featured in Cultural Survival Quarterly, a leading publication on Indigenous rights, and in Environmental Granmakers Association semi- annual journal, with articles related to the philanthropic and nonprofit fields.
On the Ground: IFIP Facilitates Donors Access to Meso America
by Melina Selverston-Scher, Ph.D. & Evelyn Arce-White
Cultural Survival Quarterly Magazine: Fall 2007 – Page 1 / Page 2
Funding Indigenous Conservation
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples Strives to Protect Pristine Environments by Evelyn Arce-White, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples From Enviromental Grantmakers Association Summer 2005 Issue
Land preservation efforts by indigenous peoples are a struggle that spans the generations. Yet the plight of ancient peoples to preserve pristine ecosystems generally goes unnoticed. This is the reality of the nearly 370 million indigenous peoples in more than 70 countries worldwide, whose involvement stems from a deeply inherent and sacred relationship with the land.
The Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) in partnership with an Alaska Native Steering Committee has launched the Alaska Native Fund to support Indigenous-led conservation work. The Fund’s mission is to: “advance Alaska Native priorities for protecting the land and sustaining our ways of life.” The goals of the Fund are to: 1) increase foundation and private resources for the conservation work of Alaska Native organizations; 2) support Alaska Native determination of environmental issues, strategies, solutions and funding; and 3) build relationships that will grow and strengthen the conservation movement in Alaska.
Report on the Alaska Seminar on Private Philanthropy, Indigenous Capacity, and Environmental Stewardship (pdf)
September 28-29, 2009, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage, Alaska
ACF Alaska Native Fund (doc)