The Sacred Fire Foundation is seeking applications for its “Protecting the Sacred Grant Program 2019” to support for Indigenous wisdom keepers and communities worldwide so they can maintain their traditions and realize their own vision for sustainable development.
- Awareness Building:
- They support projects that document Indigenous wisdom and worldviews in such a way that they can be shared with the rest of humankind. Indigenous ancestral wisdom might seem far removed from their lives, yet it is a treasure trove for all of humanity, allowing us to learn from the experience accumulated through millennia by Indigenous Peoples in relating to each other and the natural world in a more balanced and respectful way.
- Earth Stewardship:
- Indigenous Peoples are at the front-line of environmental devastation as their sacred lands become targets for exploitation and economic gain. They support projects that protect their Earth and promote the values of reciprocity and respect that are at the heart of sustainable living.
- They support projects that teach and inspire children and youth to learn from and participate in the traditional practices of their peoples: singing their songs, following their ceremonial cycles, and learning about traditional knowledge and healing ways.
- Food and Healing:
- They support projects in Indigenous communities aimed at keeping traditional food, healing sources, and practices alive, both for the sustenance of the people and the creation of awareness about the ways in which the earth continually supports us, individually and collectively.
- Language, Art and Culture:
- They support projects that revitalize Indigenous languages and arts, celebrating the richness of diversity necessary for cultures to flourish.
- Ritual and Ceremony:
- They support the rituals and ceremonies of Indigenous Peoples that strengthen the fabric of connection between humans, the ancestors, the sacred and the natural world.
- They support projects that help Indigenous youth understand and value their ancestral culture with dignity and strength, and to incorporate modernity in their lives in a balanced and effective way. The link between youth and elders is essential to the continuance of wisdom and the survival of cultures.
The maximum available for each project is US $5,000.
- Awards will be made to individuals, groups and organizations whose initiatives are complementary to and further the mandate of Sacred Fire Foundation.
- Ideally, applicants are a community/organization/group/association of Indigenous Peoples and have non-profit status or a fiscal sponsor with non-profit status.
- Organizations that are not a 501(c)(3) exempt organization may be considered but will receive an Internal Revenue Service form 1099 from Sacred Fire Foundation.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit https://www.sacredfire.foundation/apply-for-a-grant/