IDEX invests in initiatives led by the women, youth, and indigenous people who are solving our world's most pressing problems. Supporting grassroots leaders in the Global South creates lasting, transformative change - a world with...

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Food Sovereignty

...where everyone has access to healthy and sustainably grown food.

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Alternative Economies

...in which all communities not only have economic security, but prosperity.

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Climate Justice

...with healthy and equitable ecosystems that can sustain an abundance of life.

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Our Community

"IDEX truly focuses on helping grassroots groups build sustainable organizations that are dedicated to empowering community members." ~Kellye Denton, a long-term IDEX volunteer

"IDEX goes to the most remote and neglected places and finds organizations that don’t yet have the kind of funding they need, but have potential to grow." ~Susan Kahn, IDEX supporter

"IDEX’s work felt even more ‘real’ to me while visiting their partner ASHA in Nepal. I could see how effective they are in providing grassroots leaders with the fuel to do even more." ~Ravi Agarwal, IDEX donor

"My experience as a donor and volunteer for IDEX has been an education in values-driven philanthropy." ~Jonah Silas Sheridan, IDEX donor and volunteer

The latest from the IDEX blog

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Press release: Voice of W...

Voice of Witness and IDEX are launching a collaborative book and outreach project to highlight …

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Beyond climate change pla...

Highlighting an IDEX article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review that shares the reasoning behind …

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The IDEX Academy, in poet...

Sharing “IDEX ACADEMY No. 3,” a poem by Betsy Hale, IDEX Academy graduate and mentor, …

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Poetry Pause: Climate Jus...

A poem by Elizabeth Mpofu, Chairperson of Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum (ZIMSOFF) and General …

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A Masterclass on “Buen ...

Insights from the Mayan Tzeltal cosmovision shared by María Estela Barco Huerta of DESMI.