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...

First Feature Image

Food Sovereignty

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

Read More
second Feature Image

Alternative Economies

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

Read More
Three Feature Image

Climate Justice

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

Read More

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

Post Image

We are organized and we k...

An interview with Elizabeth Mpofu, Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum and La …

Post Image

What happens when we stop...

“Was I being open to engage in dialogue? Or was I reacting and trying to …

Post Image

“Another world is p...

Desmond D’Sa visits the oil-producing Niger delta 20 years after the murder and assassination of …

Post Image

“Every woman needs ...

An interview with Mphatheleini Makaulele, indigenous leader, farmer, activist, and Director of Dzomo la Mupo, …

Post Image

Supporting earthquake sur...

A partner reports how they’ve used resources from IDEX’s Nepal Recovery and Resilience Fund.