GRANTS FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
To promote an exchange of information and experiences about existing grant programs for Indigenous Peoples and to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration among grantmakers interested in funding Indigenous Peoples’ organizations and communities.
Organizers and Participants
The meeting is being co-sponsored by the World Bank Grants Facility for Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations Development/Global Environment Facility/Small Grants Program, and the First Nations Development Institute. Participants are grantmakers from private sector foundations and development agencies that provide grants for Indigenous Peoples organizations and communities.
12:00pm – 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm – 2:30pm Profiles and Partnerships
Participants will share profiles describing their program and possible avenues for collaboration.
2:30pm – 3:30 pm Critical Elements for Funding Indigenous Peoples
Panelists will discuss the rationale of providing grants to Indigenous Peoples as well as critical elements to consider. Topics may include the use of assessment tools, capacity building and technical assistance, and culturally compatible grantmaking.
3:30pm – 3:45pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Next Steps
Participants will brainstorm ideas on how the group can work together more closely to advocate for improved funding to Indigenous Peoples and how to continue networking and sharing experiences. Specific topics may include discussions on common proposal formats, sharing proposals among grantmakers, and capacity building resources.
List of participants
World Bank Ingigenous Peoples page