Land Defenders & Water Protectors Rapid Response

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples’ Land Defenders & Water Protectors Rapid Response supports Native led actions against incursions, unwanted development, and extractive industries as well as threats to sacred sites in Indigenous communities, lands and territories. Land Defenders & Water Protectors Rapid Response grants will be available for Indigenous Peoples’ community based organizations doing frontline advocacy and peaceful direct actions responding to the desecration of Mother Earth. 
Please refer to our general grant making guidelines.
Grant Range: $500 to $5,000
Proposals Due: Friday April 7, 2017
Send to:
     Seventh Generation Fund
     ATTN: Land Defenders Water Protectors Rapid Response
     P.O. Box 4569
     Arcata, CA 95518   OR   email:
Organizations that wish to apply must adhere to the following:
  • Be a non-profit organization with 501(3)(c) tax-exemption status. OR partner with a non-profit that can provide a 501(3)(c) tax-exemption status that can serve as your fiscal sponsor (as to allocate funds). Community-based projects that do not have non-profit status are welcome to contact SGF regarding Affiliate Program/Fiscal Administration for consideration to our Affiliate Program. 
  • Engagement, Leadership & Decision-making –80% or more Indigenous Board of Directors, and an Indigenous Executive Director. 
  • Emerge directly from the community and are led by the Indigenous Peoples impacted by the project.
  • Be in good standing with Seventh Generation Fund.
If you have any questions, please contact Eli Bargas, Program Assistant for Land Defenders & Water Protectors Rapid Response, directly at (707) 825-7640 x115 or at