Support Grassroots Indigenous Environmental Organizations
The Dollar a Day Fund works mission is to increase giving from non-Indigenous grassroots donors to Indigenous organizations working for environmental justice in their communities. The Fund does this by mobilizing resources to support Indigenous-led organizations working on addressing environmental justice issues. Some examples of issues include but are not limited to resource extraction, health impacts of environmental injustice and land theft in Indigenous communities, and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit (MMIWG2S) epidemic. The fund will also support Indigenous grantmaking and capacity building organizations that have played a key role in supporting Indigenous organizations.
According to a report by the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples, only 0.4% of all philanthropic funding by large U.S. foundations is directed to Native communities in the United States. Furthermore, according to data from Candid and Native Americans in Philanthropy, between 2014 and 2019 philanthropic institutions donated only $10,000,000 annually to Indigenous environmental organizations. These funds are often heavily restricted (meaning organizations can only use them on specific projects) and require jumping through hoops for funders just to be considered for support.
Dollar a Day operates as a project of Players Philanthropy Fund, a Maryland charitable trust recognized by IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178). Contributions to Dollar a Day are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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