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Sacred Fire Foundation

Direct funding and technical support for Indigenous communities worldwide

Principal Office: USA

The Sacred Fire Foundation provides grants and fellowships to Indigenous communities and elders worldwide to ensure the continuance of indigenous wisdom and to raise awareness about the values of the indigenous worldview as a way to effect social change.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Grant Program. The Grant Program, Protecting the Sacred, provides small grants and organizational support for Indigenous wisdom keepers and communities worldwide so they can maintain their traditions and realize their own vision for sustainable development.

Grants are awarded in amounts up to $5,000 US dollars, but grant size may vary depending on the scope of the project.

About the program

Wisdom Fellowship Award. The Wisdom Fellowship Award honors the work of an elder who has demonstrated lifelong achievement in bringing wisdom, leadership and learning to their people and their community.

About the award

APPLICATION: The Foundation accepts applications on an annual grant cycle.

Find the Grant Application Guidelines

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


The Foundation raises awareness through events: (1) Ancient Wisdom Rising and (2) Voices of Wisdom.

The Media Program is a platform to share critical wisdom among people of different cultures and different generations using different types of media.

The Sacred Fire Foundation also provides a Blog and a Magazine.

Annual Reports and a Grant Application Packet (in English and Spanish) can be found on the website.

September 2021