Honor the Earth Grant Programs


Honor the Earth programs focus on nurturing resilience in indigenous communities who are faced with daunting environmental and social realities. Resilience theory is a discussion in academic and environmenal arenas about how communities and societies will adapt to climate change. Our Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative focuses on two areas: Food Sovereignty and Energy Justice. In specific, Honor the Earth will fund restoration of indigenous food systems in Native communities, and Energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Native communities. We work to support and forward the development of culturally-based, indigenous solutions to climate change and peak oil based on re-localizing food and energy economies. We also hope to foster restoration of traditional knowledge as a key adaptation and mitigation strategy to ensure a safe and healthy future for our children and the next seven generations. Honor the Earth is currently accepting applications on an ongoing basis.  Please check their site to ensure you the have the most up-to-date information. 

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Honor the Earth only issues grants to Native organizations in the United States & Canada. Honor the Earth awards grants solely to organizations that are led and managed by Native peoples. Priority is given to grassroots, community-based organizations and groups with a lack of access to federal and/or tribal funding resources. 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. We acknowledge the challenges that smaller, newer groups have 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.