THE CHRISTENSEN FUND: Northwest Mexico Program

Deadline: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 00:00
Discipline: 
Open
Region: 
Latin America

THIS IS AN INTERNAL DEADLINE ONLY. THE 2017 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED. THE LAST DEADLINE WAS ON 08/31/2017. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES.

The Northwest Mexico grantmaking program supports Indigenous and local communities in their efforts to revitalize traditional knowledge and practices for the effective self-management of land, water, foodways and health; to revive adaptive traditional agricultural systems and to enliven participation and engagement across generations in all facets of Indigenous cultural life. We support communities of farmers, fishers, artisans and their allies to realize the promise of Mexico’s constitution through the exercise and implementation of Indigenous rights and territorial governance.

Alongside some support for regional, national and international convening and networking, our grantmaking in Northwest Mexico is directed toward:

  • The Chihuahua Sierra Madre — a rich refugia of North America’s agrobiodiversity where Native farmers steward ancient and important varieties of maize and other crops
  • The Sonoran Desert-Gulf of California — where Indigenous Peoples have artfully integrated their lifeways with the fragile desert ecology using complex systems of taboo and traditional governance