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IFIP conferences convene key Indigenous leaders, IFIP members and visionary grantmakers for deep discussion on the most important issues in the field, from Indigenous women and climate change to decolonizing philanthropy. These popular events consistently receive high ratings from participants as pivotal events that have changed their perspectives and how they work.
Through the years, IFIP has organized over 14 conferences, 4 of them international. As a result, IFIP grew from 40 conference participants to 240 at our latest conference. IFIP also shares our expertise through partnerships with other grantmaker affinity groups, including  the Edge Funders Alliance, Council on Foundations, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and International Human Rights Funders Group.


IFIP’s Regional Conference, held in Lima, Peru, from October 25–27, 2016, was attended by over 240 participants and included a diverse array of leaders from the donor, Indigenous, and NGO communities, highlighting why Indigenous Philanthropy offers a tremendous potential to strengthen the self-development of Indigenous communities. The conference theme was Buen Vivir: Supporting the Role of Indigenous Peoples in Bio-Cultural Diversity, Human Rights and Sustainable Economic Models.
IFIP’s planning committee dedicated the event to the late Lenca activist, Berta Cáceres of Honduras, and to other Indigenous leaders who tirelessly fight to protect their lands. Click here for more details on the LAIFC 2016.


laifc-crLatin America Indigenous Funders Conference 2016: Buen Vivir: Supporting the Role of Indigenous Peoples in Bio-Cultural Diversity, Human Rights and Sustainable Economic Models.
IFIP worldsummit reportWorld Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy, 2014
Asia Summit ReportIFIP Asia/Pacific Indigenous Peoples Resource Sustainability and Funders Summit, Bali, Indonesia, 2011: Supporting Rights and Sustaining Economies in Key Indigenous Community Landscapes
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10thAnnualConferenceReportIFIP 10th Annual Conference Report, Oneida Territory, NY, 2011
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9thConfReport9th Conference Report – Tofino – 2010: “Building and Sustaining Coalitions: Finding Common Ground for Education, Environment and Human Rights Advocacy”.
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7thConfReport7th Conference Report – Santa Fe, New Mexico – 2009: “Fostering Local to Global Partnerships”.
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QueretaroConferenceReportMexico and Central America Convening, Queretaro, Mexico, 2008: “Awakening Consciousness & Forming Alliances Indigenous Peoples and Philanthropy”
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6thLinkingCircleLinking Circles VI, San Francisco, 2007: “Weaving a New Way in Philanthropy”
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