Evelyn Arce - Executive Director
Based in the United States
International Funders for Indigenous People
Our Mission is to Convene and Educate Donors to Build Capacity and Enhance Funding Partnerships that Improve the Lives of Indigenous Peoples Around the World.
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) was born in 1999 as a project of First Nations Development Institute. As grant-makers voiced their need for support to be more effective in funding Indigenous development projects, IFIP became a donors' forum within which ideas could be exchanged and relationships developed.
Today, IFIP informs grantmakers and policy makers about the need for increased financial support of Indigenous causes; and provides a forum for Indigenous leaders to demonstrate how donors' contributions make a tremendous difference to their capacity to improve lives, strengthen communities, and protect the planet.
IFIP serves as a platform through which new and experienced donors share ideas about visionary philanthropic leadership and donors' roles in social change related to Indigenous peoples, communities, and concerns. IFIP provides international donors with relevant information, recommendations, and guidelines and offers a portal through which to connect directly with Indigenous grantseekers.