The New Field Foundation is one of the few foundations supporting organizations in French Speaking Africa. They also send out a resource bulletin with useful information (in both English and French). I wanted to share with one with you and encourage you to check out the New Field Foundation to learn more about their work.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is inviting indigenous peoples’ organizations and communities, and organizations that work with them, to apply for grants that fund projects and partnerships to promote the development of indigenous peoples and their unique cultural identity.

Grants ranging from US$20,000 to US$50,000 will be awarded to applicants from IFAD’s developing Member States through the Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF). Member states include, but are not limited to: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.

You can find more information on application requirements and an application form in English at

The closing date for applications is August 31, 2011.