Our global initiative has supported many wonderful and distinct cultures across this beautiful planet, including campaigning for the survival of the San Bushman, assisting cultural preservation of the Monpas in Bhutan and other projects in East Timor, Spain, Australia, Southern Africa. We also work here at home providing assistance to the Navajo, Chumash, the Standing Rock Sioux Water Protectors and other Water/Earth/Life advocates. Explore our projects.
A significant part of what we do is connect and translate for diverse peoples and organizations. The Tribal Trust Foundation works with indigenous communities to improve enlightening cross-cultural communication, bridging cultures through the sharing of their ancient wisdom traditions. We provide these communities with practical guidance to better articulate their needs, while Indigenous groups may find strength through discovering new networks of communication and resources. Support the vision.
While our primary support is monetary or tangible, another key benefit to our work is educational—elevating indigenous causes to new levels of awareness and understanding. Humanity is waking up to the wisdom that exists in indigenous cultures, as well as the unique challenges they face. We share the stories and teachings that shape these cultures in order to carry their message of the interconnectedness of all life, to remind us how to live in harmony with Nature and each other. Learn more.
The Tribal Trust Foundation (TTF) furthers our mission of outreach by actively supporting respected, dedicated elders and wisdom keepers through our fiscal sponsorship program. We offer this vital assistance to help ease the burden of practical concerns, thereby enabling them to continue their sacred work of promoting and preserving the world’s indigenous wisdom and cultural traditions for the benefit of current and future generations. Meet our Partners.
Sharing indigenous wisdom and culture in support of Mother Earth and global healing.
We envision a world where all will receive, understand, and act upon the wisdom of indigenous ancestors and elders for how to live in harmony with Mother Earth and each other.
Hearing the Indigenous Voice
“THE ANCESTORS ARE ALIVE AND
THEIR VISION LIVES THROUGH US.”
— Ingrid Washinawatok, “Flying Eagle Woman”
Menominee Indigenous rights leader who helped build networks of Indigenous peoples to protect Native cultures and communities from social erasure, economic crisis, and environmental destruction. TTF believes in calling on and welcoming all ancestors to come alive through the sharing of prophecies, teachings, and the spirit of those who have walked this land in a good way, guiding us as stewards of Mother Earth/Water and her Life.
The Tribal Trust Foundation (TTF) actively supports wisdom keepers, elders and others dedicated to promoting indigenous wisdom through engaging our fiscal sponsorship.
As a fiscal sponsor, the TTF is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation that receives and disburses funds for programs that may or may not be incorporated, and provides administrative, financial, and other program support to groups that may lack administrative or fiscal capability.
Fiscal sponsorship is a structure that contributes to the nonprofit sector’s support, flexibility, and innovation, by enabling individuals and groups to conduct charitable activities and receive tax-exempt grants and donations without building a full organizational infrastructure or receiving a formal 501©3 nonprofit status from the IRS.
The TTF’s motivation in providing fiscal sponsorship to individuals and groups that are engaged in projects and programs that are aligned with its Mission is to support efforts that will realize both the goals of the TTF, and of those being sponsored.