Pawanka Fund

The Pawanka Fund—which is an Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Learning Initiative – is an Indigenous-led grant-making effort supporting Indigenous Peoples initiatives engaged in promoting and protecting traditional knowledge, well-being, rights and self-determined development.

It is committed to the concept of intercultural philanthropy, based on ancestral practices of solidarity and reciprocity of Indigenous Peoples. Intercultural Philanthropy builds from the knowledge that Indigenous Peoples have our own learning processes, systems of knowledge and ways to integrate new information, values, and interpretations and to share them with younger generations.


Grant Amount:
$50,000; $50,000; $100,000
Grant Length:
One Year; One Year; Two Years
2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019
Program Area:
Global Networks and Collaborations