Honor the Earth


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The mission of Honor the Earth is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities.

Funding Interests

Honor the Earth has had the privilege of working in partnership with and awarding grants to over 100 grassroots Native organizations. From sacred sites protection and energy justice initiatives to language and lifeways restoration, these groups work diligently to protect their land, their lives, their culture and traditions against great odds.

Geographic Focus

North America

Types of Support

Honor the Earth supports activities that assist in the preservation of Native lifeways, preserve Indigenous languages and traditional knowledge, foster youth development and participation, maintain traditional foods systems, protect environmental and natural resources, and activities that work toward the decolonization of our communities.

Grant Size

$1000 to $5000

Requirements & Limitations

Honor the Earth issues grants only to Native organizations in the United States and Canada in the following program areas: Environmental & Energy Justice; Building Sustainable Communities; and Youth.
Honor the Earth awards grants only to organizations with 501(c)(3) status or an equivalent. You will be asked to provide proof of this nonprofit or tax-exempt status when applying for a grant.

Application Process

The application process is described in detail on the website.


Proposals are due for the Spring cycle on January 15 and for the Fall cycle on September 15.

Recent Grants

Grant 1

Grantee: Black Mesa Trust, Arizona
Amount: $
Purpose: Black Mesa Trust is an independent, Indigenous, non-profit environmental organization that has recently succeeded in forcing Peabody Energy, the world?s largest coal company, to end its 40-year drawdown of the Navajo Aquifer and the use of its waters for Peabody's Black Mesa Mine slurry operation. The Aquifer is the sole source of potable water on Black Mesa and is essential to the physical survival and the religious and cultural lives of Hopi and their Black Mesa Dine neighbors.<br><br>

Grant 2

Grantee: Native Community Action Council, Nevada
Amount: $

NCAC is an organization of Western Shoshone and Southern Paiute peoples brought together by a common need to address the adverse human health impacts believed to be plausible from exposure to hazards from US nuclear development at the Nevada Test Site. The NCAC research has demonstrated that Native American communities downwind from the NTS were disproportionately exposed to radiation from the 1950s and 1960s that was ignored in follow up studies except for the research conducted by the NCAC. Funds will be used for general support, in particular for two board meetings to provide much needed organizational development, refocusing and prioritization.

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