Cultural Survival: Inviting applications for ‘Keepers of the Earth Fund’ to support Indigenous values-based community development.

Funding brief: Cultural Survival is pleased to announce the Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF) Call for Applications. The KOEF is a small grants fund that supports Indigenous values-based community development.  These grants have supported Indigenous-led projects on the leading edge of solutions to the most pressing issues for Indigenous Peoples everywhere. 

Grants can support projects focused on a vast array of development activities. Applications will be viewed with an eye toward innovation, Indigenous values woven into the design of the project, and projects addressing real-time development needs. The connection between Indigenous values and the proposed project should clearly articulated.

The primary purpose of the Keepers of the Earth Fund is to empower grassroots Indigenous communities in establishing their rights and retaining their traditional values.

They seek to fund projects that work in collaboration with others for the larger community as opposed to working alone. We encourage partnerships and networking, capacity building for results, and strategic approaches to Indigenous development.

Donor Name: Cultural Survival
Funding name: Keepers of the Earth Fund

Deadline: October, 27th, 2017

Funding details link:

Funding limit: Through the general KOEF, Cultural Survival intends to provide grants ranging between $500 and $5,000 to Indigenous-led and -controlled organizations and groups around the world. Upon successful completion of your initial grant, you may apply for subsequent grants of up to US$10,000.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: To be eligible for a KOE grant, all applicants must:
Be Indigenous-led or represent an Indigenous-led project;
Be a grassroots/local organization or group;
Have an organizational bank account or access to a fiscal sponsor.
They consider all applications on a case-by-case basis but prioritize small organizations with annual budgets less than US$150,000. If your organization’s annual budget is $150,000 or more, please contact us to discuss your project.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail:

Other important link:

How to apply: They receive written funding applications in the following ways:
By Email at
By fax to (617) 657-1290
Via postal service or other express delivery courier to: Cultural Survival, 2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA

You may also submit applications in the form of audio or video file:
Audio or Video Applications (in English, Spanish, or Portuguese only)
Cultural Survival accepts grant applications in audio or video format as an alternative to our written application. Your audio or video recording should answer all the questions listed in the written application guidelines. Please describe your community’s challenges and the solutions your community is using to overcome them. Include multiple voices from members of your community.
Please keep submissions to a maximum of 10 minutes.

Submit your audio or video application via any of the following:
Email your video application with the following information to
-Your organization’s name and any contact information you can provide
-The name and location of the Indigenous organization submitting the video
Upload your video to or and send a link via email to .
Mail a DVD or USB copy of the video to the address listed above.

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