The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund (IPRF) is an Indigenous-led effort to respond to urgent community needs while taking a long-term view on building community resilience.
With the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities across Canada and around the world are facing an unprecedented moment; one that is challenging our collective ability to deliver services that communities depend on. For Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations working to respond to COVID-19 in the context of pre-existing economic and health disparities, the impacts are even more pronounced.
The Fund is governed by an Indigenous Advisory Council that approves all governance, resilience fund projects, communications and fund‐raising strategies and recommendations related to the work of fulfilling the purpose of the IPRF.
Any Indigenous-led organization or Indigenous-serving organization working to foster resilience in Inuit, Metis and First Nations communities anywhere in Canada can apply for resiliency funds ranging from $5,000 to $30,000. For examples of eligible projects, see the Applicant Guide.
The Fund is made possible thanks to the contributions of several foundations and funders. Including the All One Fund, The Counselling Foundation of Canada, Laidlaw Foundation, The Lawson Foundation and The McConnell Foundation. As well as Toronto Foundation, Trottier Family Foundation, VanCity Community Investment Bank, Vancity Credit Union and Suncor Energy Foundation.
We warmly invite others to join us on this journey to advance community resilience for Indigenous Peoples.
The application period is currently paused.
Applications for IPRF funding have been temporarily paused given the high volume of requests we have received over the summer. Stay tuned for a new call for applications starting in September 2020. If you would like to be notified when this announcement is made, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our mailing list.