Our Work



The International Funders for Indigenous Peoples has committed substantial resources over the years to analyze data about the nature of philanthropic support for Indigenous communities around the world. IFIP produces original research that is building a knowledge base of Indigenous philanthropy.


IFIP, FIMI, and AWID came together in 2014 realizing there is a gap in conversation, backed up by research around funding for women’s organizing within indigenous communities. The result is “A Call to Action: Insights into the Status of Funding for Indigenous Women’s Groups”. Download your guide here.


IFIP has been working together with GrantCraft, a service of The Foundation Center, to produce a new guide on Indigenous philanthropy, Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support” . The guide will be launched on November 9Download your guide here.





2014 IFIP World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy Report provides learnings from grantmakers and Indigenous Peoples who participated in the 2014 summit. Download your guide here.



The Indigenous Peoples Funding and Resource Guide provides resources for groups seeking funding for Indigenous projects and is available in English and Spanish. Download your guide here.




The Grantmaker’sGuide : Strengthening International Indigenous Philanthropy. A pioneering report that supports grantmakers in their philanthropy through examples from experienced grantmakers. Download your guide here.




The Sharing Circle: IFIP’s bi-annual report on projects and collaborations.
The Sharing Network: IFIP’s e-newsletter with listings of current events and opportunities to make connections.



United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) Funders Toolkit: The toolkit demonstrate ways funders can engage respectfully and positively with Indigenous Peoples within the context of the UNDRIP. UNDRIP sets out the individual and collective rights of Indigenous Peoples. Download the tool here.