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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When defending the enviro...

The work of protecting ecosystems is becoming increasingly dangerous for grassroots activists. How should we …

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IDEX reimagines impact in...

With our partners, IDEX is designing new models of investment that support grassroots economic initiatives …

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Lo que significa «confia...

El proceso es importante. Es la manera en que se incluyen o excluyen nuestras voces, …

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What IDEX partnership loo...

A little glimpse of walking the road together
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Don’t let big ag me...

An interview in Civil Eats with the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa that may …