Since its inception in 2007, Keepers of the Earth has awarded US$2,129,465 to Indigenous communities around the world.
We’ve awarded 319 grants to 237 Indigenous organizations, representing 579 Indigenous groups in 62 countries.
Keepers of the Earth grants have directly benefited over 850,000 Indigenous people, and indirectly benefited over 18 million.
Africa (22 countries) - US$737,847 to 87 unique organizations (Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe).
Asia and Oceania (22 countries) - US$380,363 to 55 unique organizations (Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kirabati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vanuatu).
North America (3 countries) - US$411,705 to 38 unique organizations (Canada, United States, and Mexico).
South and Central America (17 countries) - US$594,550 to 56 unique organizations (Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela.
First Peoples Worldwide’s impact goes beyond financial contributions—our involvement helps projects acquire in-kind donations, volunteer and community support. By funding a project, we help its organizers gain legitimacy through proof of their capacity. In turn, this often helps them to attract further funding.
A sampling of grantee reports revealed that with US$966,709 awarded from Keepers of the Earth Fund, grantees attracted an additional US$16,910,428 because Keepers of the Earth Fund had committed funding to their projects. For roughly 80% of our grantees, Keepers of the Earth Fund is the first funding they have ever received.