Mujeres Amazónicas (Women Defenders of the Amazon)

$20,000 to support Mujeres Amazónicas for several Indigenous women-led events and mobilizations in the Ecuadorian Amazon city of Puyo organized around International Women’s Day and highlighting Indigenous women’s leadership in the resistance to extractive industries on Indigenous territories. Additionally grant funds are supporting the Mujeres Amazónicas managed emergency health fund, which is continuing to provide Covid related support to women land defenders and their families in remote villages throughout the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Black and Indigenous Liberation Movement

$25,000 to contribute to supporting participation of more than 100 Black and Indigenous participants from across the Americas attending a weeklong Anti-Mining Camp in the Kichwa community of Serena in Napo in the Ecuadorian Amazon. To combat extractivism, the Anti-Mining Camp is providing an opportunity for the Black and Indigenous Liberation Movement network to embark on a joint community organizing, capacity building, and storytelling journey as part of efforts to develop collective grassroots anti-mining strategies.

Organización Waorani de Pastaza (OWAP)

$5,000 to support Indigenous leader from Ecuador, Nemonte Nenquimo, the co-founder of the Indigenous organization Ceibo Alliance and the first woman leader of the Waorani people to attend Climate Week in New York City to share lessons learned and engage people through events and dialogues around next steps to secure long term protection for the Upper Amazon through Indigenous-led solutions. Nenquimo is taking part in Climate Week events in New York this year in the wake of a historic climate victory: the passing of a national referendum in Ecuador to protect the Yasuní rainforest, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.


$10,000 to support national level organizing and media campaigns as part of the successful Ecuadorian referendum on whether to keep the country’s largest oil fields, the “Ishpingo – Tiputini – Tambococha” (ITT), known as block 43, permanently in the ground. Block 43 covers the northeast part of Yasuní National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon, among the most biodiverse places on Earth and home to Indigenous peoples living in isolation.

Fundación Alianza Ceibo

$15,000 to support an Indigenous-led Women’s Leadership School that is promoting a new model for economic, environmental, and cultural resilience led by women in some of the Indigenous societies hit hardest by oil extraction, mining, and agriculture in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The school is designed to bring women together to foster empowerment and livelihood opportunities while bolstering economic resilience, food sovereignty and traditional healing systems through a collaborative design process with Kofán, Siona, Secoya and Waorani stakeholder communities, as well as providing accompaniment for 5 community-based women’s associations.

Organización Waorani de Pastaza (OWAP) and Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (CONAIE)

$5,000 to support two inspiring Indigenous leaders from Ecuador, Nemonte Nenquimo, the co-founder of the Indigenous organization Ceibo Alliance and the first woman leader of the Waorani people, and Leonidas Iza Salazar, who was elected last June as the new president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), towards the transportation, accommodation, and day-to-day expenses of bringing them from the Amazon rainforest to participate in panels, workshops, keynote speaking events, and climate marches during Climate Week NYC.

Repórter Brasil

$10,000 to support a multimedia investigation to tell the story of what happened to Brazilian Indigenous rights advocate Bruno Pereira and British journalist Dom Phillips who were brutally murdered in June 2022, as well as highlight the stories of the Indigenous communities within the Javari Valley that are fighting for their way of life and protection of their lands in the face of increasing violence and illicit activities impacting them.

Pueblo Originario Kichwa de Sarayaku

$10,000 to support Pueblo Originario Kichwa de Sarayaku’s governing body and plan, including monitoring ongoing compliance of legal victories and holding several planning assemblies on their territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon. A key gathering that this grant contributed towards is the First Summit of Knowledge of the Indigenous Peoples (Kawsari I) held on Sarayaku territory as a space for Indigenous peoples to discuss and highlight their proposed solutions addressing the deforestation and climate emergencies through rights-based approaches.

Fundación Hakhu Amazonía

$5,000 to support Indigenous-led campaign, communications and legal efforts seeking the cancellation of mining concessions in the Napo region of the Ecuadorian Amazon where thousands of individuals are engaged in illegal mining. Legal efforts resulted in the temporary suspensions of mining rights and a commitment from the government to address environmental damages caused to date by illegal mining, but Fundación Hakhu Amazonía is pushing for more long-term actions to protect the rights and security of impacted Indigenous communities.