The Seventh Generation Fund has launched an open call for the Land, Water, and Climate Grant Program to recognize and support Indigenous Peoples’ traditional relationships and responsibilities to land, community, and spirit.
Land, Water, and Climate supports Indigenous Peoples’ traditional land and water stewardship and life systems practices; protects the integrity of sacred places, and the continuity of Life. It supports actions for land defense and water protection; advances Indigenous Peoples’ right of Free, Prior and Informed Consent; advocacy and direct-action strategies against Ecocide and Aquacide; supports frontline, education, and policy initiatives protecting sacred sites; and the development of community-led renewable energies, and climate change initiatives and adaptation projects rooted in cultural values.
The Land, Water, and Climate Program implements its work through the following pathways for ecological justice to assure the sacred birthright of future generations:
- Sacred Places and Sacred Relationships
- Climate Action for Future Generations
- Land Back – Water Back
- Renewable Energies
- Grant Award Range: $500 to $50,000 (average grant award: $10,000 – $25,000)
All applications must be submitted by Indigenous Peoples. Eligible applicants:
- Emerge from and are led by the Indigenous Peoples served and who are impacted by the issues, methods, and outcomes.
- Nurture and center the culture, language, values, traditional knowledge systems, and healthy lifeways of the Indigenous Peoples involved in and served by the project.
- Have 80% or more Indigenous Peoples in decision-making leadership as the Board of Directors or other decision-making entity, and have an Indigenous Executive Director, all Indigenous co-Directors/Project leaders, and Indigenous Peoples engaged throughout all aspects of the organization.
- Are an SGF Affiliate Project, a non-profit with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, a federally-recognized tribal nation project, or have a fiscal sponsor. If fiscally sponsored, the Seventh Generation Fund prioritizes applicants with Indigenous or People of Color fiscal sponsoring organizations.
- Have a project budget of <$500,000. Community-based organizing projects are prioritized.
- Are in good standing with Seventh Generation Fund without reports due or outstanding issues.
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