Legacy Fund*

CIER is grateful for all its supporters who invest in the future of our shared Earth. Every single donation — no matter how small — means you care about what we do, as we continue on our path to building sustainable Indigenous communities and protecting lands and waters now, and for future generations.

CIER is a non-profit that receives no core funding. Since its inception in 1995, we have, and continue to rely upon building support through those who care about our planet and how we treat it. We all belong to this wonderful Earth, where climate change is affecting all living things – children and families, wildlife, plants, and water. As the severity of environmental problems grow, we need to keep pace by gaining more supporters.

How can you help? We have developed a protected ecosystem: the CIER Legacy Fund. And like any healthy ecosystem, we need diversity — new partners and supporters to help CIER programs thrive into perpetuity. Please join us as we continue our journey of partnering with Indigenous communities to create a sustainable future by doing your part to protect the Earth we all share.

*The CIER Legacy Fund is a permanently invested endowment that will forever be a source of income exclusively directed to the future sustainability of resources for Indigenous communities to thrive and become leaders for positive environmental change.


CIER cherishes the earth we all share, show the world that you do, too! You can create your own fundraising activities that contribute to sustainable Indigenous communities and protecting lands and waters.

We’ve had supporters create GoFundMe pages, donate through Birthday parties in lieu of gifts, and more. Be creative and create your own event with the proceeds of your fundraising efforts supporting a great cause!

Many thanks to all our previous fundraisers and we hope you continue your support of CIER and the wonderful Earth we all share.


CIER supports Indigenous Nations in their roles as leaders of positive environmental change.