Please take into account that in order to be considered for an Indigenous Women’s Fund Grant the community or organization must meet all the following criteria:
1. The applicant must be an Indigenous community, Indigenous organization, Indigenous tribe or a non-profit organization working for the rights of Indigenous peoples.
2. The applicant must be registered in accordance with current legislation and be based in the country where the resources of the grant will be used. The applicant must demonstrate Indigenous community support of the project through documentation.
3. The applicant may be under the fiscal sponsorship or another organization. A community or Indigenous peoples’ organization may request a non-profit organization legally registered as a non-profit organization within the country to act as the applicant and grant recipient. In such cases, the applicant must explicitly state the relationship between the Indigenous organization and the fiscal sponsor. In addition, the applicant must indicate the name and address of the Indigenous community or tribal representative benefitting from the project.
4. The applicant may only present one proposal.
5. Groups may send proposals at the local, national, regional or international levels.
1. All applications must be designed to directly benefit Indigenous peoples in a culturally appropriate and sustainable way that includes both Indigenous women and men, from the unique perspective of the Indigenous community.
2. The proposal budget should not exceed $5,000 USD.
- Grant recipient organizations should contribute at least 20% of the total to the project.
- The contribution may be made in case or in-kind, including personnel costs and local services.
- The budget must be based on a realistic assessment of local costs.
- The applicant must earmark 5% for administrative expenses.
- The applicant must detail other contribution sources and amounts, including those by the applicant organization.
- Budget must be expressed in US Dollars.
3. The timeline of the proposal must be executed within 12 months of the receiving the grant.
4. Proposals may be submitted in Spanish, English or French. Se recibirán propuestas en español, inglés y francés.
5. Applications must be received no later than 15 January 2010. Late applications will not be considered.
6. Applications must be accompanied by a copy of the registration certificate, in alignment with legislation applicable for each respective community and country.
7. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For further information (including application guidelines, application format and budget format), please visit IIWF/FIMI