We are honored to invite you to the 11th Annual Conference of the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP)! This year’s theme, Toward a Better World: Strengthening Indigenous Sustainability, recognizes important contributions from the Indigenous, philanthropic and investment worlds to honor and defend our Mother Earth. This gathering will showcase and celebrate innovative investment strategies in both the Indigenous and philanthropic worlds.
This year’s conference will be held in San Francisco, California from the evening of May 15th through lunch on May 18th, 2012 at the beautiful Kabuki Hotel and Traditional Japanese Spa. San Francisco was chosen for its role as a key nexus for Indigenous and Social Venture philanthropy.
IFIP addresses, in particular, the exclusion of Indigenous Peoples from sustainability policymaking as it is mirrored by the disproportionate lack of attention they receive in philanthropy: they are five percent of the world’s population, yet they receive less than 2/100 of one percent of philanthropic dollars.
At IFIP, you will meet a community of donors that thinks globally, acts locally and operates holistically; working in partnership with the communities they seek to fund. We will enhance your understanding of the challenges to survival that we face today and present practical and inspiring solutions from Indigenous scholars, activists and community leaders from the US and around the world.
We hope you will join us!
IFIP Conference Planning Committee