Philanthropy

The funding dilemma: How do we turn pledges into action?

In 2021, at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, a group of environmental conservation donors made a historic $1.7 billion pledge to support Indigenous Peoples' and local communities' forest guardianship. But getting conservation funding to lndigenous or local community-led groups can be a challenge, particularly for larger funders. Commissioned by the Ford Foundation on [...]

By |2024-02-29T19:54:38+00:00February 29th, 2024|Approach, Capacity Building, Funding, Indigenous Peoples, Philanthropy|Comments Off on The funding dilemma: How do we turn pledges into action?

Towards better climate funding: centring Indigenous Peoples and local communities

“Money earmarked for Indigenous people that sits in a bank because of worries about Indigenous ‘capacity’ is water sitting in a locked fire hydrant while a city burns down because you’re worried the firefighters can’t handle the job.” This is how Tapestry Institute’s  Standing Our Ground for the Land: An Indigenous Philanthropy describes a key [...]

By |2023-11-29T16:05:47+00:00October 16th, 2023|Approach, Capacity Building, Funding, Indigenous Peoples, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Towards better climate funding: centring Indigenous Peoples and local communities