2014 IFIP World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy

September 23 -26, 2014 | Brooklyn, New York

IFIP thanks all the leaders, activists and supporters who came out to our Summit!

READ our Summit Report to learn about the speakers, sessions and much more.
LOOK at our Summit Evaluation Report which provides feedback and suggestions from participants.
WATCH a 2 minute video about the Summit.
IFIP\’s World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy, took place between September 23 – 26, 2014 in NYC right after the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP). This was be the biggest event in IFIP history and it had a remarkable impact on Indigenous philanthropy. The Summit was uniquely positioned to bring together thought leaders, philanthropists, donor agencies, and Indigenous visionaries in a powerful and informative event, resulting in concrete actions that will take Indigenous philanthropy to the next level.
The high-level plenary meeting of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly known as the WCIP took place on September 22-23, 2014, at the UN headquarters in New York. Indigenous and non-Indigenous world leaders shared perspectives and best practices on the realization of the rights of Indigenous peoples, including to pursue the objectives of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy will be IFIP’s flagship conference of the decade. Tracey Castro Whare from the Secretariat of the Indigenous Global Coordinating Group (GCG) organizing the UN WCIP, was on IFIP’s Summit Planning Committee ensuring that the message and the vision of WCIP is in line with IFIP’s Summit. We at IFIP continuously aim to establish the best, most efficient ways to practice Indigenous philanthropy, whereby Indigenous Peoples are our equal partners and not passive receivers. Through the Summit, IFIP created a forum where more than 300 donors, NGOs and Indigenous leaders came together to cultivate funding partnerships, leading to the improvement of the lives of Indigenous people globally.