Fellows Network




Evelyn Arce

International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP), Executive Director

Mill Valley, California

For almost 10 years, Evelyn has been working for International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP), where she currently serves as its Executive Director. IFIP is an international organization whose membership is comprised of donors seeking to promote effective grantmaking strategies for Indigenous sustainable projects and communities. It accomplishes this by providing an educational forum that increases knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Philanthropy; and encourages innovation, collaboration and a cross-disciplinary understanding of Indigenous holistic approaches to sustainable living.

Evelyn has a Master’s of Art in Teaching degree from Cornell University, with a concentration in Agriculture Extension and Adult Education. She formerly served as a high school teacher for nearly seven years and instructed Science, Horticulture and Independent Living Skills.

As a Fellow, she incorporates the principles of systems thinking to further communicate IFIP’s vision, initiatives and research. She hopes to inspire true partnerships between organizations that seek to implement sustainable efforts that utilize Indigenous and traditional knowledge.

Selected Publications
Evelyn published A Grantmakers Guide and An Indigenous Peoples Resource Guide with colleagues at IFIP in 2011.

Updated April 2009.