Partners & Donors
ITM has been supported from the beginning by
IFAD works with rural people to enable them to grow more food, increase their incomes and resilience, and determine the direction of their own lives. Since 1978, IFAD has invested US$17.7 billion in rural development, reaching about 460 million people and helping to build vibrant rural communities.
Tamalpais Trust is a twenty-year charitable lead family trust created in 2012. Grant awards are made through RSF Social Finance in San Francisco, California. The Trust is governed by an Indigenous-led Navigation Council and we rely upon the advice of Indigenous Advisors and colleagues. It supports the development and strengthening of Indigenous-led initiatives, organizations, and global networks that promote and serve Indigenous cultures, economies, and lifeways, values and knowledge, human rights, ceremonial practices, and the protection of sacred waters and lands.
The Christensen Fund is a private foundation founded in 1957. A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization governed by an independent Board of Trustees. Since 2003, the focus of TCF work has been biocultural diversity. Under this complex, holistic approach, TCF seeks to support the resilience of living diversity at the landscape and community levels around the world in partnerships with Indigenous Peoples and others.
The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty is one of the key partners that has been working hard to build this network. Its mission is to improve ways of linking indigenous peoples and local communities interested in pursuing self-determined development and to facilitate these communities in taking a leadership role in matters of agrobiodiversity.
Established in 2012, NESFAS emerged as an outcome of the collaborative activities between the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty (The Indigenous Partnership) and Slow Food. While Slow Food brings into play the importance of pleasure through good, clean, and fair food, the Indigenous Partnership reaffirms the importance of local food systems and the age-old role of Indigenous Peoples as guardians of agro-biodiversity which is inextricably linked to their cultural identity and their rights towards food sovereignty and food security.
Find a full list of the organisations connected to Slow Food and the Indigenous Terra Madre Network.