Funding for Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support
Although indigenous issues cut across many program areas, including culture, education, health, and sustainable development, most funders that currently support indigenous communities do so through their environmental, human rights, and international development programs. Based on more than two dozen interviews with grantmakers, a survey, and a literature review, this report finds that funders employ a variety of strategies, including direct giving, intermediaries, long-term investments and indigenous control of philanthropic resources to support indigenous communities. It outlines program and operational strategies as well as tools for partnering with indigenous communities.
Publication date: November 2015
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