The Arctic Funders Collaborative exists as a group of philanthropic funders investing in the Arctic who wish to support and contribute to the collaborative efforts needed for Arctic communities, cultures and ecosystems to thrive. Explore our website to learn more about our collaborative activities and our community of Northern grantmakers.

The Arctic Indigenous Fund is seeking a young Indigenous leader from NWT or Yukon to join our team of Advisors!

Learn about the AFC’s accomplishments and activities in 2017/2018 and our upcoming exciting initiatives in the year to come in the AFC 2017/2018 Annual Report:

Marine Conservation Opportunities in Chukotka and the Russian Arctic Webinar

Russia will have a large impact on the Arctic’s future. Home to over 50% of the Arctic’s coastline, Russia’s plans for increased resource extraction and shipping along the Northern Sea Route are likely to have profound repercussions in the Arctic. Despite its out-sized importance, the Russian Arctic receives little conservation attention.


Join David Gordon and Eduard Zdor to learn about marine conservation opportunities in Chukotka, just across the Bering Strait from Alaska, and in the Russian Arctic. During this webinar, participants learned about ecological connectivity between Russia and Alaska, threats to marine biodiversity, and strategies to engage with Russia to foster marine conservation. Mary Turnipseed from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation shared about the foundation’s interests in learning about the role that philanthropic support can play in the Russian Bering and Chukchi Seas to protect marine ecosystems and populations shared by the US and Russia. Barbara Lanciers from Trust for a Mutual Understanding also joined the panel to discuss what they have learned as a funder already supporting collaborative work between Alaska and Chukotka.

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In an effort to support Northern organizations trying to learn about Northern funding opportunities, we have compiled a Northern Funding Opportunities Resource, a list of philanthropic funders currently granting to the North or who provide grants Northerners may qualify for. You can also view our Philanthropic Funding in the North 101 to learn more about philanthropic funding.

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