Grantee Partners

African Centre for Biodiversity

Founded in 2003 and registered in 2004 The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) (previously ‘Biosafety’) is a South African based nongovernmental organization with staff members in South Africa, Tanzania and Mozambique. The ACB is committed to carrying out research, analysis, capacity and movement building, and advocacy and information-sharing in order...

AgroEcology Fund

The AgroEcology Fund is a force of many and diverse voices, mobilizing resources to build power that transforms food systems and fosters the wellbeing of people and the planet. Working with partners across the world, robust, rural and urban communities will offer dignity and livelihoods for food producers in 30...

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa – AFSA

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is a Pan African platform comprising more than 30 networks and farmer organizations working in Africa to influence agricultural and food systems policies, and to promote African solutions for food sovereignty. AFSA serves as a continental platform for consolidation of issues pertaining...

Asociacion Interamericana Para La Defensa Del Ambiente – AIDA

AIDA is a nonprofit environmental law organization that works across the Americas to defend threatened ecosystems and the human communities that depend on them. Environmental health and human rights can no longer be protected by working within the political boundaries of individual nations: the 35 countries of our hemisphere are...

Asociation ANDES

The Asociación ANDES seeks to advance a rights-based approach to human development by creatively using Sumaq Causay (Buen Vivir), the ancient Andean principle of wellbeing, to merge lessons from the past with those of the present to build holistic and resilient communities and biodiverse food and agricultural systems for the...

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

BALLE represents thousands of communities and conveners, entrepreneurs, investors and funders who are defying “business as usual.” We spark and deepen relationships among a growing movement of people using business to create healthy, equitable and connected communities. Our mission is to create local economies that work for all.

California FarmLink

California FarmLink supports the success of beginning, limited-resource, immigrant and other under served farmers. Through its capital and land access programs, FarmLink works to build a diverse, sustainable farming community across California that includes women, people of color, immigrants, young and old, who are too often under resourced and under-capitalized...

Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental

The Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA) is a nongovernmental organization promoting the human right to a healthy environment. Since 1993 with the support of Swift Foundation, CEMDA has carried out a legal research and a media campaign as well as filed a complaint with the national Ombudsman in order...

CHIRAPAQ

CHIRAPAQ, Centre for Indigenous Cultures of Peru, is an indigenous association which for over 30 years has been promoting the affirmation of identity and the recognition of recognition of indigenous peoples’, with a special commitment to indigenous children, youth and women. We accompany the training processes of indigenous leaders, strengthening...

Climate Justice Alliance

The Climate Justice Alliance believes that we can address the root causes of the climate crisis while creating meaningful work and livelihoods for a majority of the 17 million unemployed people in the US. This will require a radical transformation of the economy. Communities are already beginning to implement real...

Colorado Plateau Foundation

Colorado Plateau Foundation connects the philanthropic community to on-the-ground initiatives by growing a sustainable supply of resources and giving grants that enhance the work of Native-led organizations on the Plateau. Our grantees have solutions, and provided with the skills to elevate their work, they become stronger and more stable from...

Community Alliance for Global Justice

Community Alliance for Global Justice is a grassroots membership-based organization in Seattle that educates and mobilizes to strengthen the food sovereignty movement. CAGJ is committed to anti-oppressive organizing as we build solidarity across diverse movements. CAGJ seeks to transform unjust trade and agricultural policies imposed by corporations, governments and other...

Confluence Philanthropy Inc.

Confluence Philanthropy advances mission-aligned investing. It supports and catalyzes a community of private, public and community foundations,  individual donors and their values-aligned investments representing more than $71 billion in philanthropic assets under management, and over $3 trillion in managed capital. Confluence is an international organization, with the majority of members based in the U.S., and...

E-Tech International

E-Tech International is a nonprofit organization made up of scientists and engineers who put environmental knowledge and technology at the service of indigenous communities impacted by extractive industries. We provide analysis, training and tools so that these communities can effectively defend and restore their territory; demanding basic rights to clean...

Earthrights International

EarthRights International supports communities threatened by the social and environmental impacts of extractive and infrastructure projects. We oppose mega-projects that threaten ecosystems and the people who depend on them for survival, protect environmental defenders from brutal and unjust repression, and train indigenous legal advocates eager to defend their own communities...

EcoDecision

Established in 1995, EcoDecision is a social enterprise dedicated to developing new ways to fund biodiversity conservation and sustainable rural livelihoods. It seeks this objective through the creation of financing mechanisms and the development of value chains that diversify the income of local producers and contribute to the conservation of...

Ecuarunari

The ECUARUNARI are the Confederation of the Peoples of the Nationality, Kichwa, of Ecuador, that groups 12 indigenous peoples of the Ecuadorian sierra. The Women’s Council of ECUARUNARI has been promoting and working in the defense of Maize and other varieties of seeds that are threatened and about to disappear by...

EkoRural

EkoRural works with urban and rural communities in the Central Highlands of Ecuador to strengthen local food systems. These agroecologically-based food systems provide access to healthy, local and affordable food for urban families as well as generate income, new social bonds and recognition of small farmers. We work with community...

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW)

The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) helps communities speak out for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. We are a global alliance of attorneys, scientists, and other advocates collaborating across borders to build a sustainable, just future. ELAW partners, working in their home countries, know best how to...

Fundación Gaia Amazonas

Gaia Amazonas is a Colombian NGO committed to the protection of biological and cultural diversity of the Amazon rainforest. Since 1990, we have worked with Indigenous communities of the Northwest Amazon for the recognition and implementation of their rights, territories and governance systems, as the most viable strategy for forest...

Fundacion Savia Roja

Savia Roja is recognized for its work with grassroots organizations and social movements, and for its deep respect and regard for people’s betterment. Savia Roja is immersed in campesino and indigenous organizations through informal education projects focused on popular education, agroecology, environmental education, and organizational strengthening.  Solidarity, justice and participation...

Gitga’at First Nation

Laxgalts’ap, “Old Town, ” is located north of the remote village of Hartley Bay where the Gitga’at first nation live today. Old Town is considered the heart of the Gitga’at, where they lived for generations. The historical ecology of the Gitga’at is written on the landscape, which is bounded at...

Global Alliance for the Future of Food

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food cultivates healthy, equitable, renewable, resilient, and culturally diverse food and agriculture systems shaped by people, communities and their institutions. We are a unique collaboration of philanthropic foundations that have come together to strategically leverage resources and knowledge, develop frameworks and pathways for...

Global Greengrants Fund

Global Greengrants Fund gives voice to people whose lives are most impacted by environmental harm and social injustice. Every day, our global network of people on the frontlines and donors comes together to support communities to protect their ways of life and our planet. Because when local people have a...

GRAIN

GRAIN is a small international nonprofit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems. Our support takes the form of independent research and analysis, networking at local, regional and international levels, and fostering new forms of cooperation and alliance-building...

Groundswell International

Groundswell International is a global partnership of local NGOs and civil society organizations that strengthen rural communities in Africa, the Americas, and Asia to build healthy farming and food systems from the ground up. Groundswell works with rural communities to improve their lives by strengthening and spreading agroecological farming and...

Grupo Allpa

Grupo Allpa is a nonprofit organization that promotes and facilitates the conservation, regeneration and sustainability of cultures and ecosystems in Ecuador. It works through research, development and education on practical alternatives and applied ecology, aiming to build sustainable life models in agreement with Sumak Kawsay (Right Livelihood) and Nature’s Rights.Grupo...

Honor the Earth

We’ve had a remarkable year from renewable energy work in the village of Pine Point, the work towards minobimaatisiiwin – the good life – in that village, to our victory against the Sandpiper Fracked oil pipeline. We have been challenged more than ever. To us Standing Rock is a Selma...

Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island

Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues. IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of...

Indigenous Law Research Unit

The Indigenous Law Research Unit (ILRU) is a research unit at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law committed to the revitalization of Indigenous laws. Led by Dr. Val Napoleon, we partner with and support work by Indigenous communities to articulate their legal principles and processes, on their own terms,...

International Funders for Indigenous Peoples – IFIP

IFIP is the only global donor affinity group dedicated to indigenous peoples worldwide. Our mission is to expand the sphere of funders and collaborative action among funders and indigenous peoples to support and advance issues of importance to indigenous communities. Donors and indigenous leaders are afforded opportunities to learn from one another...

International Indigenous Women’s Forum – FIMI

FIMI brings together indigenous women leaders and human rights activists from different parts of the world to coordinate agendas, capacity-build and to strengthen leadership. FIMI encourages indigenous women’s participation in international decision-making processes by ensuring the consistent and serious inclusion of indigenous women’s perspectives in all discussions regarding human rights....

Land is Life

Since its founding in 1992, Land is Life has built a broad, trusted network of Indigenous leaders, communities and organizations defined by solidarity, transparency and a shared vision of the future. They foster long-term partnerships directly with grassroots Indigenous organizations to strengthen their operations and ability to defend their rights...

Latin American Biodiversity Alliance

“Alianza Biodiversidad” is an alliance of civil society organisations and farmer’s movements in Latin America that has as its focus the struggle for peasant-based food sovereignty and agroecology, and against the expansion of the industrial food systems in the region. The Alianza carries out research, communication, capacity building and advocacy...

MiningWatch Canada

MiningWatch Canada undertakes research and analysis of industrial mining, as well as related policies and laws, in Canada and concerning Canadian mining operations abroad. We provide timely information and take action in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and mining-affected communities struggling to defend their rights and to prevent or redress mining...

Office of the Wet’suwet’en

The Office of the Wet’suwet’en, representing the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, have been taking steps to enhance Clan engagement in regards to land use and natural resource decisions. Informed decision-making is the foundation of the Wet’suwet’en traditional governance system. We are using our traditional laws and processes to engage with governments...

Rudolf Steiner Foundation

RSF Social Finance offers innovative opportunities to invest, give and get funding that generate positive social, economic and ecological impact. Since 1984, RSF has made over $450 million in loans, grants and investments supporting social enterprises in the areas of food and agriculture, education and the arts, and ecological stewardship.

Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management – SATIIM

We are the Maya and Garifuna of southern Belize who discovered in 1997 that the government had turned our ancestral lands into a park – in 1994. We first created SATIIM to ‘co-manage’ our land with the government – until an oil company started to dynamite paths across the park....

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

How does a small local-vocal conservation crew achieve such high impact landmarks, win precedent-setting battles and connect a diverse region with one clear stance on watershed protection? SWCC swims against the current! They live in and love the Skeena Watershed – home to Canada’s second largest wild salmon migration. They...

SkeenaWild Conservation Trust

SkeenaWild believes that clean air, clean water, thriving wild salmon and healthy ecosystems are fundamental to the cultural, social and economic wellbeing of Skeena communities. We strive to develop long term solutions within these focus areas: Habitat Protection: provide support, leadership and education regarding development that threatens the health, resilience...

Slow Money Institute

We believe that our health, the economy’s health and the environment’s health would all be significantly improved if there were a million new, small and mid-sized organic farms in the United States. Through local networks, public meetings large and small, and lots of peer-to-peer learning, we’ve steered more than $50...

Sole Food

Sole Food Street Farms is a Vancouver, B.C. based social enterprise that transforms vacant urban land into street farms that grow artisan quality fruits and vegetables. Sole Food’s mission is to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and...

Storytellers’ Foundation

Storytellers’ Foundation is an award-winning community-based economic development organization in the Upper Skeena region of northwest British Colombia. Our staff live and work in the community as community organizers and popular educators. We support people to explore the tension of being visitors on stolen land (un-ceded Gitxsan territory) and are...

Terralingua

Terralingua was founded in 1996 with a mission to sustain the biocultural diversity of life—the world’s invaluable heritage of biological, cultural and linguistic diversity. Through our research, we pioneered the idea of biocultural diversity. Through education, policy-relevant work and our flagship magazine Langscape we foster understanding of the vital importance...

The Center for Mind Body Medicine – CMBM

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine creates communities of hope and healing. We have the world’s largest, most effective, evidence-based program for healing population-wide psychological trauma and stress. We bring together a variety of techniques drawn from the world’s healing traditions as well as modern medicine to help whole populations learn to heal...

The Cultural Conservancy

The Cultural Conservancy (TCC) is a native-led indigenous rights organization based in San Francisco, CA. Our mission is to protect and restore indigenous cultures, empowering them in the direct application of their traditional knowledge and practices on their ancestral lands. Over the past 30 years we have worked with indigenous...

The Gaia Foundation

The Gaia Foundation seeks to restore a respectful relationship with the Earth, our source of life and with each other. Through long term partnerships with local and indigenous communities, civil society groups and social movements, we are building seed, food and climate change resilience, enabling small farmers, especially women, to...

The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty

TIP aims to improve ways of linking indigenous peoples interested in pursuing self-determined development. It facilitates them in taking a leadership role in agrobiodiversity dialogues at the policy and academic research levels. TIP advocates and strengthens this voice of indigenous groups in the popular narrative by offering them platforms like...

The Oakland Institute

The Oakland Institute is an independent policy think tank, bringing fresh ideas and bold action to the most pressing social, economic and environmental issues of our time. The Institute’s meticulous research and analysis is referenced by policymakers, academics and the media and has provided tools of truth to the impacted...

Thousand Currents (formerly International Development Exchange – IDEX)

IDEX identifies, evaluates, grows and amplifies lasting solutions to our shared global challenges—solutions that mainstream agroecology, create lasting prosperity, unleash climate solutions and fortify grassroots organizing by local leaders. IDEX connects a passionate and engaged network of supporters to the visionary organizations and movements around the world that directly address...

Traditional Native American Farmers Association

Agriculture has always been the bases of our communities’ culture and economy. Through various socio-economic pressures, native agriculture has been in a downward cycle. In the past few years there has been an increased interest in agriculture in our communities, as a way to regenerate our culture, health and economics....

Transform Finance

Transform Finance aims to turn capital into a force for transformative change by building a bridge between the worlds of social justice and finance. It informs, organizes and supports investors through thought leadership, advocacy, advisory services and the $1.2 billion Transform Finance Investor Network. It works closely with social justice...

Wataniba

Wataniba is a socio-environmental work group composed of professionals and technicians from different disciplines. Founded in 2005, we have been working with the Indigenous organizations of the Venezuelan Amazon in programs to promote and defend their rights as peoples, in monitoring extractive activities that are carried out illegally in their...

West Coast Environmental Law

West Coast Environmental Law harnesses the power of law to solve complex environmental challenges. We are transforming environmental decision-making in Canada through collaborative legal solutions that bridge Indigenous and Canadian law. By putting the law in the hands of communities, strengthening protection for nature and creating legal risk for those...

White Earth Land Recovery Project

The mission of the White Earth Land Recovery Project is to facilitate the recovery of the original land base of the White Earth Indian Reservation while preserving and restoring traditional practices of sound land stewardship, language fluency, community development, and strengthening our spiritual and cultural heritage. We are working on...

Yansa Group

Yansa’s mission is to foster frontline community leadership in an equitable, safe and just transition to renewable energy. Together with indigenous communities in Mexico, Chile and Kenya, we advance utility-scale community-owned renewable energy production, and work to strengthen accountability and respect for collective rights in connection with mainstream renewable energy...