Sunday, September 06, 2009

Grants for Organizations Working to Assist Indigenous Communities Adapt to Climate Change

From The Foundation Center...

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Honor the Earth Seeks Funding Proposals for Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative

Honor the Earth is a native-led organization established in 1993 to address the two primary needs of the native environmental movement — the need to break the geographic and political isolation of native communities, and the need to increase financial resources for organizing and change.

Honor the Earth's Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative will award grants to organizations working to increase Indigenous communities' capacity to prevent and adapt to climate change in ways that preserve and restore Indigenous cultures. In line with Honor the Earth's commitment to developing the next generation of Native American youth leaders, special funding is available for resilience projects that are youth-led and/or -focused.

Funding for the Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative will focus on two goals — development of culturally based, indigenous solutions to climate change based on re-localizing food and energy economies; and restoration of traditional knowledge as a key adaptation and mitigation strategy to ensure a safe and healthy future.

Please note that grantmaking resources for the 2009 fall/winter docket are more limited than in years past.

Complete application guidelines and forms are available at the Honor the Earth Web site.

Link to Complete RFP

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