EIN 82-1949563

Nia Tero Foundation

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Through just and transparent agreements, Nia Tero seeks to ensure that indigenous peoples have resources available to defend and govern territory, manage and protect natural resources, and pursue livelihoods within healthy ecosystems. Partner with ind...
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Program areas at Nia Tero Foundation

Uphold: place-anchored partnership with indigenous peoples:nia Tero is committed to working alongside indigenous peoples in geographies central to the well-being of all humanity. Our initial regions include the pacific islands, amazonia, and the boreal forests of canada, where we work with indigenous peoples who share a collective territory and have strong governance systems in place to protect their homelands and waters. In addition to our growing network of partners in regions, we also are partnering on an initiative called the wayfinders circle, a fellowship of 12 initial members from across seven socio-cultural regions with a willingness and capacity to share their vision and experiences to inspire all people to re-imagine development, conservation, and the way we relate to each other and earth. (sched. O) in total, our place-anchored partnerships support indigenous peoples who are guardians of over 100 million hectares of territory.
Science & learning:nia Tero is committed to gathering knowledge that can enable measurement of the impact of our partnerships through both standard social and ecological indicators as well as indicators of well-being defined by our indigenous partners themselves. This includes developing systems that combine traditional environmental metrics with biocultural metrics that are defined and measured by our indigenous partners.
Expand: amplification and scaling:in order to expand recognition and support for indigenous guardianship worldwide, Nia Tero is pursuing three ongoing bodies of work that integrate both our place-anchored partnerships as well indigenous peoples, as well as aligned organizations, networks and initiatives, outside of those partnerships. First, through grantmaking, convening and direct technical support to indigenous peoples and their chosen allies, we provide support to strengthen policy frameworks, security and self-governance of indigenous peoples. Second, through strategic convening and facilitation, as well as targeted grantmaking and fundraising, we are working to increase direct financing for indigenous guardianship. (see schedule o) and lastly, through compelling storytelling and communications, we support the elevation of voice, ways and means of indigenous peoples to increase awareness of indigenous guardianship and inspire change.

Grants made by Nia Tero Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Rudolf Steiner BenevoleSupport$1,610,250
Conservation International (CI)Support$1,000,000
Expedicionarios Da SaudeSupport$290,000
...and 30 more grants made totalling $3,671,043

Who funds Nia Tero Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund (GSPF)Community & Human Services$20,000,000
Mulago FoundationExempt Purpose of Organization$5,000,000
John D & Catherine T Macarthur FoundationIn Support of General Operations of Nia Tero.$4,500,000
...and 2 more grants received

Personnel at Nia Tero Foundation

Peter SeligmannChief Executive Officer$550,000
Leigh MorganChief Strategy and Op Officer$360,294
Christopher FilardiChief Program Officer$306,964
Margarita Mora TeranManaging Director , Partnerships$218,519
Tracy RectorManaging Director , Storytelling$213,720
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for Nia Tero Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,408,997
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$893,978
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$499
Total revenues$4,303,474

Form 990s for Nia Tero Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-10-19990View PDF
2019-122021-02-19990View PDF
2018-122019-12-05990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
Data update history
July 10, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
July 6, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
July 2, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $5,000,000 from Mulago Foundation
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsInternational-focused organizationsCharities
Human rightsForeign affairsInternational developmentWorld peace
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General information
501 E Pine St No 300
Seattle, WA 98122
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Website URL
(206) 339-1293
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NTEE code, primary
Q30: International Development, Relief Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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