International Economic Development,
International Migration & Refugee Issues,
Private Independent Foundations,
Mission: IDEX connects a passionate and engaged network of supporters to the visionary leaders and organizations creating lasting solutions to their communities' most pressing challenges.
Results: Over the past 30 years, IDEX has supported more than 500 grassroots, community-led projects led by women, youth and indigenous people in 35 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Annually, our partners serve approximately 2 million people, enabling farmers to be sustainable agricultural innovators, helping families build income, equipping community members to fight against human-made climate threats, empowering more women as leaders, and much more.
With IDEX's support, several of our partners have been globally recognized for their game-changing models and solutions, for example: challenging Monsanto on the right to know what is in South Africa's food; pioneering a new model of joint community ownership of land in India; and empowering hundreds of rural women with new ways to build strong livelihoods in Mexico.
More on IDEX's impact here: http://www.idex.org/impact/
Target demographics: Effective women-, youth-, and indigenous-led organizations that are working in food security, alternative economies, and climate justice.
Geographic areas served: Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal, India, Nepal, United States
Programs: Providing multi-year flexible grants for locally-led initiatives and grassroots organizations in the Global South. IDEX also works with its grantee partners to scale their successes by building their capacity and leadership; linking them to broader social change movements at the regional, national, and global levels; and amplifying their voices and victories.