The Indigenous Earth Fund will invest an additional $1 million from our fund, Liberated Capital. We are inviting proposals from Indigenous-led organizations and tribes working to build political power, movements, and lead campaigns to drive Indigenous solutions around climate change and conservation issues in the United States.
Examples of the work we seek to fund may include movement-building efforts and organizing campaigns that center Indigenous self-determination that promote sustainable food systems; land and forest management; protection and conservation of water sources and natural resources, or Indigenous-led data and research to advance advocacy efforts on climate and conservation solutions. We value and understand the importance of our sovereign tribal governments in this work and encourage projects led by, or partnered with, tribal nations. This list is not exhaustive.
Grant awards will likely range from $50,000 – $75,000 for one year. We operate through a trust-based model, so grants will be untethered resources that enable Indigenous-led organizations to get the work done how and where they see fit. The solutions and ideas will vary, and that’s ok! We want to celebrate and invest in the diverse wisdom Indigenous communities have been cultivating for thousands of years.
Grant decisions will be made by the IEF Advisory Committee, all of whom are Indigenous experts and leaders.
Black Mycelium Project
New Market, TN
Black Farmers Hub Green Book
Dreaming Out Loud, Inc.
African American Agriculturalists Association
Buena Vista, GA
BAMA Kids, Inc.
We keep raising money and awareness to support this multi-year campaign. And the work doesn’t stop with our grants. We’re committed to identifying the best ways to elevate the work of Indigenous-led conservation and climate efforts across the country. Interested in supporting this work? Reach out to us!