Increasing individual giving to Indigenous organizations working for environmental justice in their communities

See the full list of over 175 Indigenous organizations we've made grants to here!

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Unique Fundraising Model

The Dollar a Day Fund is an all-volunteer organization and employs a unique grassroots, peer-to-peer fundraising model. Supporters contribute ~$1/day through monthly or annual donations. Supporters will play an active role in recruiting additional donors and growing this effort.

Because the Dollar a Day Fund's staff is working pro bono, all funds raised will be sent directly to the organizations in unrestricted grants. The organizations will be able to use the funds on any organizational needs.

Interested in working with the fund to bring in more individuals to the movement? Please fill out the contact form or reach out directly to

Accountability & No Grantee Burden

An Indigenous-led organization, sourced from the grantee lists of Indigenous grantmaking organizations, will receive a grant each time $1,000 is raised or every day (if funds raised exceed $1,000). The organizations will not be asked to submit proposals or reports.

This fund is accountable to the organizations it is supporting and will constantly seek to learn and improve its work to ensure it benefits Indigenous communities.

Donor Education & Transparency

Key Data

0.4% of all philanthropic funding by large U.S. foundations is directed to Native communities in the United States (source)

1.2% of all global giving by U.S. foundations went to Indigenous peoples between 2011-2015 (source)

Indigenous peoples make up less than 5% of the world's population but steward 80% of the world's biodiversity (source)

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 “Indigenous peoples are living with the overlapping effects of colonialism, industrial exploitation and climate change. However, we retain a powerful commitment to protecting all that generates life, both within our ancestral practices and the life-giving forces within the land. This is why Indigenous peoples throughout the world—and primarily Indigenous women and girls—are at the very forefront of movements for decolonization and climate justice.”

- Siku Allooloo, an Inuit-Taino writer and community organizer from Denendeh (Northwest Territories, Canada)


Dollar a Day is a project of Players Philanthropy Fund a Maryland charitable trust recognized by IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178, Contributions to Dollar a Day are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.