First Peoples Worldwide – Grants

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY / Call for Applications
Keepers of the Earth Fund


To actualize FPIC and support Indigenous projects that strengthen traditional and contemporary governing structures in ways that align with community values, provide inclusive political systems and demonstrate principles of good governance.


First Peoples Worldwide seeks to fund:

Projects to build on Indigenous problem solving and decision-making processes.
Projects to bridge political representation for traditional and contemporary governance structures.
Projects to utilize traditional knowledge and cultural processes in political systems.
Projects to facilitate inclusion of the various Indigenous leadership and community sectors in the political systems.

All applicants must:

be an Indigenous led grassroots/local or community based institution in the Arctic or the Americas;
have an organizational bank account or a fiscal sponsor;
be willing to share project outcomes and lessons for use in case studies and formal training modules for Indigenous organizations, corporations and multinational agencies.

Proposals are due by midnight (EDT) May 31, 2012.

For more information: visit website