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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.

FundingIndigenousPeoplesNEW! 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 9.

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




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

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

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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.

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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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