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Nia Tero Foundation

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Nia Tero Foundation is a natural resource conservation nonprofit based in Seattle, WA that was founded in 2017. As of 2019 they had $150 million in revenue and $148 million in assets.

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...

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Conservation Equity.

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Program areas at Nia Tero Foundation

Place-anchored partnerships with indigenous peoples: Nia Tero partners with indigenous peoples who manage collective territories that hold ecosystems vital for their well-being and of a scale vital to the well-being of all humanity. We are developing regional strategies together with indigenous leaders from our three initial regions: pacific islands, amazonia and the canadian boreal. We expect that the implementation of these strategies will result in the maintenance or improvement of the well-being of our partners and in the strengthening of territorial guardianship. We anticipate additional outcomes such as deepened recognition and expanded application of indigenous peoples' expertise to local and global sustainability challenges, establishment of durable support mechanisms, and the proliferation of indigenous guardianship globally.

Knowledge and 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 will require developing systems that combine externally defined and measured metrics with biocultural metrics defined and measured by our partners themselves. Additionally, Nia Tero recognizes the essential need to proliferate learning from indigenous guardianship of vital ecosystems around the globe. We support research to further understand global contributions of indigenous peoples and improve bio-cultural approaches to measuring progress against locally defined goals for all our partnerships. We seek to build a robust evidence base to mainstream indigenous peoples' guardianship and understanding of well-being, globally.

Amplification and scaling: enabling conditions are needed for each of Nia Tero's place-anchored partnerships to succeed and for Nia Tero to achieve its mission. To secure and amplify our partnerships, Nia Tero is investing in key actions that support policy essential to the security of indigenous guardianship, cultural continuity and spirituality among our partners, ecosystem and social monitoring systems, and mechanisms to secure durable support for indigenous guardianship. We also intend to invest in storytelling to amplify the importance of equitable partnership with indigenous peoples as a way of addressing some of the great socio-environmental/cultural challenges of our time.

Form 990s for Nia Tero Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Dec 5, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF

Financials for Nia Tero Foundation

Total grants, contributions, etc.$150,599,440
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$248,914
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$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-952
Total revenues$150,847,402

Vendors for Nia Tero Foundation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
KimbiaFundraising software2020-06-25
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-25
███████████Content management system software2020-06-25
████████ ██████ ███ ██ ████Tax accounting2019-09-30
█████████ ████████Software2019-03-05
███ ████████████ ███General Contractor$341,4212018-12-01
████ ████Program Strategy Support$148,0002018-12-01
███████████ ██████Strategic Planning and Management Support$101,0002018-12-01
...and two more vendors

Personnel at Nia Tero Foundation

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Peter SeligmannPresident and Chief Executive Officer$545,870Dec. 31, 2018
Monique LadaExecutive and Board Manager$114,665Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ██████████Senior Partner Lead$140,250Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ██████Treasurer and Secretary-Dec. 5, 2019
████████ █████ ██████Chairman$0Dec. 31, 2018
████ ████████████Vice Chairman$0Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ███████Senior Vice President$226,062Dec. 31, 2018

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