Thursday, 6 October 2011

Honour The Earth Seeks Grant Proposals for the Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative

Founded in 1993, Honor the Earth is a Native-led organization and a unique national initiative that works to break the geographic and political isolation of Native communities.

Honour the Earth is currently seeking grant proposals for the Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative under the Native Communities Program 2011.

Honor the Earth’s Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative is the only funding that will be granted as part of its 2011 funding cycles. Resilience Theory is a discussion about how communities and societies will adapt to climate change. Honor the Earth’s Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative will grant to organizations working to increase Indigenous communities’ capacity to prevent and adapt to climate change in ways that preserve and restore Indigenous cultures. 

        To support and forward the development of culturally-based, Indigenous solutions to climate change based on re-localizing food and energy economies;
        To foster restoration of traditional knowledge as a key adaptation and mitigation strategy to ensure a safe and healthy future for children and the next seven generations.
Funding Areas
Honor the Earth will grant funds to organizations and projects working in two areas:
        Implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency/weatherization improvements to advance community dignity and energy sovereignty and
        Creating food security utilizing Indigenous varieties and organic production.
        All projects must include ongoing efforts aimed at restoring Indigenous wisdom and sustainability in Indigenous territories.

Geographic Restrictions
Honor the Earth only issues grants to Native organizations in the United States & Canada.

Nonprofit Status
Honor the Earth awards grants only to organizations with 501(c)(3) status or an equivalent. You will be asked to provide proof of this nonprofit or tax-exempt status when applying for a grant. Smaller, newer groups might face challenges in obtaining 501(c)(3) status. However, Honor the Earth adheres strictly to this requirement in order to facilitate transparency and accountability.  If you wish to apply but do not have 501(c)(3) or similar status, a fiscal agent may be used.

Last date for submitting the applications is October 17, 2011.

For more information and details, you can visit this link.

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