IDEX invests in the grassroots leaders in the Global South who are solving our world's most pressing problems and creating 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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Hope in the time of evict...

From San Francisco to Guatemala City, grassroots movements remain strong to support people losing their …

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Agitation meet agricultur...

IDEX Board Member Sasha Rabsey reflects on her visit with the Surplus People Project and …

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“Buen Vivir”: Learnin...

“We used to consult with the mountains, the plants, and the animals, but we’ve seen …

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Well, well, well…how on...

Prudent planning, savvy budgeting, and community contributions equal the judicious use of water in India.
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3 ways I brought the IDEX...

Pia Infante of the Whitman Institute reflects on the IDEX Academy and asks, how do …