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‘Land Defenders and Water Protectors’ Grant for Indigenous Peoples in United States

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted September 11, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on October 10, 2019
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The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is accepting proposals for ‘Land Defenders and Water Protectors’ to support Native led actions against incursions, unwanted development, and extractive industries as well as threats to sacred sites in Indigenous communities, lands and territories.

- Peaceful direct actions and frontline organizing
- Sacred site protection
- Environmental education and issue advocacy
- Indigenous appropriate and traditional technologies

Eligibility Criteria
1) Leadership and Decision-making: A minimum of 80% Indigenous Board of Directors and also an Indigenous Executive Director;
2) Nonprofit Status: 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status, Fiscal Sponsorship, or other tax-exempt status (if operating within the U.S.).

Grant Range: from USD$500 to USD$10,000.

The Fund does not support: Individuals, Non-Native organizations, religious missionizing efforts, purchase of vehicles, heavy equipment, capital campaigns, or scholarship funds.

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The Land Defenders and Water Protectors grants are aimed at U.S. Indigenous Peoples’ community based organizations doing community education, frontline advocacy and peaceful direct actions responding to the desecration of Mother Earth.
Deadline: 11 Oct
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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Sep 11, 2019
Sep 11, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Sep 13, 2019
Sep 13, 2019

Thanks, Ana. I wish I knew of someone to send this to:-(