KEEPERS OF THE EARTH FUND
Keepers of the Earth Fund is a small grants fund designed to support Indigenous Peoples’ advocacy and community development projects. Since 2017, the Keepers of the Earth Fund through small grants and technical assistance has supported 118 projects in 30 countries totaling over $528,000 in grants.
Keepers of the Earth Fund provides grants ranging between $500 and $5,000 that go directly to grassroots Indigenous-led organizations and groups to support their self-designed development projects based on Indigenous values. Of particular interest are projects focused on the following topics and their intersections: Free, Prior and Informed Consent, self-governance, the rights of leadership of Indigenous women, economic sovereignty, land rights, environmental and biodiversity protection, Indigenous language and knowledge retention, movement-building, equitable distribution of resources, and Indigenous participation in international, national, regional and local spaces.
In March 2020, we pivoted to make all of our funding available for COVID response by and for Indigenous communities. Read about funding for Indigenous-led COVID-19 responses.
Explore our current and previous grant partners:
COVID-19 Emergency Grant Partners
Although we are not currently accepting proposals, you can read our funding guidelines and instructions for submitting your project concept here:
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