2013 Grants

Our 2013 list includes all grants from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014.

Climate Advocacy

blueEnergy, Nicaragua, $25,000
To strengthen the adaptive capacity of an indigenous Rama and Kriol community for climate change through the preservation of ancestral knowledge and cultural revitalization.

Climate Justice Alliance, US, $20,000
Funded via the Movement Strategy Center
To support the national Our Power Campaign: Communities United for a Just Transition.

E-Tech International, Peru and Ecuador, $35,000
To provide technical analyses and training for indigenous communities facing oil and mining development and pollution in Peru, Ecuador, and other Latin American countries.

Indigenous Educational Network, United States and Global, $30,000
Funded via the Polaris Institute US
To support organizing, campaigns, advocacy, trainings, network building and policy development for Native and Indigenous Peoples working for environmental and economic justice.

West Coast Environmental Law, British Columbia, Canada, $20,000
Funded via the Tides Foundation U.S.
To support their program of assisting First Nations’ use of Indigenous law to assert their governance rights over their land and resources.

Global Networks and Collaboration

CASA Centro de Apoio Socia-Ambiental, Peru, Columbia and Ecuador, $40,000
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund
To support CASA’s Indigenous Peoples Rights Fund working in Columbia, Peru and Ecuador by making small grants to community based organizations and NGOs.

Confluence Philanthropy, United States, $50,000 (two-year)
To support Confluence to enable their members to align their management of assets to promote environmental sustainability and social justice.

Cultural Survival, Guatemala, $80,000 (two-year)
To support Cultural Survival’s Community Radio program and their FPIC radio spot program, both based in Guatemala.

Earthworks, Peru and Ecuador, $20,000
To support grassroots activists fighting against irresponsible mining in their communities while advancing policy reforms that secure natural resources and public health for the future.

Forest Ethics / Business Ethics Network / Indigenous Environmental Network, Global, $20,000
To support a project to launch a website to share successful strategies to address corporate threats to Indigenous communities including: resource sharing, participation of diverse Indigenous voices, and a photography project.

GRAIN, Global, $70,000 (two-year)
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund
To support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.

Latin American Biodiversity Alliance, Latin America, $30,000
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund
To support the publication of this alliance of ten different organizations from Latin America to promote food sovereignty, self-governance, community control of native seeds, Indigenous People’s territories and community economic resiliency.

New Venture Fund, Global, $165,000 (two-year)
To support grantmaking and learning through the International Fund for Amplifying Agro-Ecological Solutions, a multi-donor collaborative fund.

Land Stewardship, Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity

African Biodiversity Network, Kenya, $20,000
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund
To support African Biodiversity Network (ABN) to strengthen four community research groups working on documenting agrobiodiversity in Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa.

Colorado Plateau Foundation, Southwest United States, $40,000
Funded via the Arizona Community Foundation
To provide capacity building grants to Native-led organizations working to sustain the lands, waters, and Native cultures on the Colorado Plateau.

EarthRights International, Peru, $30,000
To conduct legal advocacy and provide support for Indigenous groups threatened by unsustainable and environmentally deleterious development in the Peruvian Amazon.

EkoRural, Ecuador, $80,000 (two-year)
To mobilize the endogenous potential of rural families to sustainably manage their biodiversity, linked with urban-rural-relationships and policy interventions for Ecuador’s groundbreaking Constitutional mandate of Food Sovereignty.

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW), Ecuador, $25,000
To support ELAW’s collaboration with ECOLEX in Ecuador to train individuals and communities to defend their biological and cultural diversity from mining industry abuses.

Global Greengrants, Global, $100,000
To support the Global Greengrants Fund to protect, restore, and transform the Earth, through small grants to grassroots organizations, thus creating a more just and sustainable world.

Headwaters Project Initiative, Tides Canada, British Columbia, Canada, $25,000
Funded via the Tides Foundation U.S.
To support the promotion of a collective regional approach by First Nations (FN) to address the potential cumulative impacts of proposed development in the Sacred Headwaters.

MiningWatch Canada, Canada, $20,000
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund
To empower mining-affected communities when lives and rights are threatened; challenge foreign and national mining corporations’ influence and public-private partnerships.

SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Canada, $35,000
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund
To provide ongoing support to the Wet’suwet’en, Gitanyow, and Lake Babine Nation on development issues, and to have flexibility to support First Nations when critical issues arise that threaten their traditional foods and culture.

Sustainable Harvest, Central America, $35,000
To provide sustainable agriculture education and training for 34 Panamanian farming families in three communities, leading to completion of Phase 4 and Phase 5 of Sustainable Harvest International’s (SHI) five phase program and to expand SHI’s monitoring and evaluation of these families and the program as a whole.

Tahltan Central Council, British Columbia, Canada, $25,000
Funded via the Tides Foundation U.S.
To define and protect Tahltan inherent aboriginal rights and title, to protect the eco-systems and natural resources of Tahltan traditional territory through pursuing sustainable economic development, and cultural wellness by promoting traditional values.

The Gaia Foundation, Africa, $160,000 (two-year)
To demonstrate the vital role of indigenous knowledge and agro-ecological practices, the role of women in the governance of seed and food systems; and how these systems can be revived, enhanced and scaled up with the support of eco-calendars and eco-mapping methodologies.

The Indigenous Partnership, Global, $30,000
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund
To empower Indigenous communities to voice and showcase the myriad ways they use agro-ecological practices for the well-being and food security of all.

Resilient Local Economies

New Economics Institute, United States, $25,000
To support efforts to build the movement for local resilient economies through mapping and network building, thereby accelerating the transition to a just, sustainable economy.

Storyteller’s Foundation, British Columbia, Canada, $25,000
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund
To increase the resiliency of local people so that we thrive as land based citizens and assert our power to overcome threats to our ecosystems.

Transform Finance, United States, $35,000
Funded via the New Venture Fund
To enable Transform Finance to expand its programs around community engagement in finance and to develop training programs for social entrepreneurs and social justice leaders.

Global Development and Environment InstituteGlobal, $40,000
Funded via the Trustees of Tufts University
To foster private investment to benefit conservation and Indigenous Peoples by developing and disseminating a practical set of business-centric performance metrics to respond to the expressed demand among investors, entrepreneurs and conservation managers.

Working Villages, Democratic Republic of Congo, $50,000 (two-year exit grant)
To complete an irrigation system on their second farm and address the root causes of hunger and unemployment using scalable self-sustaining, and ecologically sound methods of agriculture.

Discretionary Grants

African Biodiversity Network, $20,000
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund

Clean Water Alliance, South Dakota, $10,000

Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, U.S., $2,000

Douglas Channel Watch, British Columbia, Canada, $7,000
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, Ecuador, $1,200

Friends of Muonde, Zimbabwe, $20,000
Funded via the Earth Island Institute

Groundswell International, Global, $5,000

Land is Life, Global, $10,000

Latino Community Fund, Washington, $15,000

Mt. Adams Resource Stewards, U.S., $7,000

Navdanya, $20,000
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund

New Course, Kenya, $25,000

Public Citizen, U.S., $10,000

Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs (RAVEN)Canada, $10,000

Slow Money, U.S., $5,000

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders, U.S., $2,000

The Center for Mind Body Medicine, South Dakota, $35,000

White Earth Land Recovery Project, $20,000

Grassroots International, Global, $70,000 (two-year)

Escuela Amazonica de Derechos Humanos, Peru, $24,000
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund

Ashinwaka, Ecuador, $24,000
Funded via Land is Life

Yansa, Mexico, $25,000

Madre Selva, Guatemala, $8,000
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund

Organic Consumers Association, United States, $30,000

Honor the Earth, United States, $10,000
Funded via White Earth Land Recovery Project

Asociation ANDES, Peru, $4,500
Funded through Global Greengrants Donor Advised Fund

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