The IFIP Learning Institute supports funders to strengthen, develop and adopt funding strategies and practices that values Indigenous Peoples, respects their rights and incorporate their values in what and how donors engage with Indigenous communities.
The aim of the institute is to transform at a systems change level the funding sector to one of understanding and respecting of Indigenous Peoples, which adopts value based partnerships and better resources Indigenous Peoples’ efforts.
In offering this new learning space to the funding community, IFIP is committed to making this a rich learning experience for funders and Indigenous leaders (grantmakers and non-grantmakers), who will be participating as institute faculty. Indigenous Philanthropy questions funders’ assumptions and offers deep reflections that are necessary for a funding community that is committed to social justice and movement building.
Opening retreat: A 3-day retreat from April 29-May 1, 2019 at Alnoba, Kensington, New Hampshire.
Virtual Meeting: Week of July 8, 2019 (Date TBA)
Closing retreat: September 20, 2019 in San Francisco Bay Area.
Institute community: Continue to learn and engage by joining the institute’s alumni to connect with peers who have embraced Indigenous Philanthropy values.
The Institute’s aim is to:
Foster greater understanding of Indigenous Peoples by funders and philanthropy: their cosmovision, values, way of life, and rights as peoples.
Support funders to adopt strategies that recognize and respect Indigenous Peoples and implement values-based practices, including a new paradigm of giving based on “The Four R’s of Indigenous Philanthropy” —Respect, Reciprocity, Responsibility and Relationships.
Promote transformative funding practices that embody Indigenous values and human rights, and come from a position of respect for Indigenous Peoples and appreciation of their knowledge, diversity, leadership, and activism.
The Institute’s further goal is to:
Grow the capacity of the funding field to better engage with Indigenous organizations and further resource Indigenous led solutions and efforts to advance their rights.
Promote an active and engaged community of funders who is more effectively partnering and collaborating to support the indigenous movement.