2023 Awardees

Kuri Mamas – $1,500

Four indigenous women

Kuri Mamas is a group of the Napu Kichwa People based on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. They are a land-based people facing threat of extinction and eco-cide via big agriculture, deforestation, land grabbing, and (il)legal mining.

Grant funds will support their “Remembering our Stories, Reforesting our Minds, Replenishing our Spirits” workshops. They are reactivating traditional knowledge through storytelling in their native language, preserving history, honoring traditional medicine, songs, dance, weaving, and ways of relationship with the forest.

IG @iyarina.aafs + @eli.virkina

Sankofa Village Arkansas – $2,500

Text says Sankofa Village Arkansas Community Collaborative with five Black women underneath

Sankofa Village Arkansas is a forming intentional community and future community land trust (CLT). They center Black healing, liberation & regeneration in their work toward housing affordability, wealth-building, and climate resiliency. In 2024 they will relaunch their land search for their first village in Central Arkansas. In addition to the future ~35 household village, the intention behind the CLT is to strategically stabilize multigenerational affordable housing, steward native habitat, and engage in climate resiliency strategies for the broader Black community in Arkansas. 4/5 members of the collaborative indicate that a stipend helps remove barriers to their participation. Funding that supports stipends is key in encouraging community participation at decision-making scales. Their decision making is and will continue to be 100% Black.

IG @sankofavillagearkansas

2022 Awardees

The 2022 grant funding round focused on communities that were providing a diverse set of services to their community including healing services and housing or work opportunities.

Serenity Solidarity – $5,000

a group of people, mostly BIPOC, gathered in a room smiling at the camera.

Serenity Solidarity, Inc. is a nonprofit that is focused on raising funds for BIPOC communal living and community service initiatives that are radically inclusive. We work hard to ensure that our projects and initiatives are accessible to, and led by, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We are building our first agricultural and communal living project in Central Virginia, whose residents will be activists dedicated to environmental, racial, social, and land justice projects, and BIPOC people in need of housing.


Sovereign Earthworks – $5,000

Sovereign Earthworks is a cooperative/constellation of Trans, Queer, Two-Spirit, Gender-Expansive, Black & Indigenous Folx, rooted in our divine connection to Earth Mother and nourished by the medicine of our ancestors. We are committed to building and imagining a future that centers food sovereignty, autonomous self liberation, and deep ancestral healing allowing us to reclaim our stories for the eighth generation.


2021 Awardees

The August 2021 grant round focused on communities that had acquired land and needed support to build housing units or infrastructure to support an intentional community.

Traveling Nunk – $3,000

Sister Clear Grace has built a mobile monastery called “The Great Aspiration.” She will be bringing her experience of the Dharma into our inner cities, our poorest of towns, our camps, our borders and wherever the call is heard.


Sister Clear Grace smiling with palms together under chin. The background is two shelves of lit, tall, red candles.

The Grove at Freedom Village – $3,000

The Grove’s vision is to cultivate a place that supports, nurtures, and celebrates each community member’s individual genius and talent to produce a healthy, self-reliant, and sustainable community. Communities grow and flourish when individuals do.


The Grove, where clean, innovative technology meets country living. for the people, for the planet. Blue and while background

Omega Village at Seeds Collective – $3,000

The Seeds Collective and “MiCom” (micro community) is envisioned to be an experimental community, a living laboratory, for sustainable community building that incorporates solutions for housing, power, water, food, commerce, education, and social tech/value transformation. The community is located in the rural horse community on the eastern edge of Aiken County in South Carolina. The project centers around a 4.25-acre homestead site that includes a fully functioning commercial kitchen and cafe, onsite grid power, and a commercial well. The property is designed to allow multiple income streams associated with local sustainable food ventures and sustainable living.


a small cabin with a sign that says Seeds Cafe

Conscious Culture Cooperative – $3,000

We are a collective, community, and cooperative located on 8 beautiful acres in Olympia, WA. We are a venue for cultural events, social gatherings, consciousness raising workshops, activities, and fun.


A row of tall flowering, corn, squash and sunflower plants. pine trees in the background.


NativeWomanshare is created BY and designed FOR Indigenous, Two-Spirit & QBIPOC community of rural Southern Oregon and seeks to first serve these marginalized communities who do not usually experience real safety and support in most other local spaces. Historically, Southern Oregon holds a strong culture of transphobia, homophobia, white supremacy and racism with few spaces that offer safety and celebration.

Since 2020, we are creating community space for Queers & BIPOC to live, collaborate, grow food from our farm and learn Indigenous Land Stewardship to remediate the land for ongoing fire relief. To help with the recent emergencies of COVID-19 wildfire relief and the significant tolls that these crises have taken on our local Queer and BIPOC communities, NativeWomanshare is also offering short to long-term emergency housing, as well as camping gear, food, winter clothing, and basic goods from our Resource Center as needed. 


Picnic table under wooden frame. roof lined with vining plants. Potted plants on stumps in bright color pots.

The following projects will receive support from the Council including access to training, networking, legal support, and land search support.

Black Femme Freedom Collective

This is a group of eight black women (majority single mothers) who are building an intentional community in the State of Georgia to alleviate the stress and pressure of living in a western society. This group of women believe that living in community is the best way for them and their children to not only survive, but thrive.

SafeLinx Intentional Community

Our mission is to provide sustainable affordable housing and to improve food security and nutritional health outcomes for low-income BIPOC vulnerable populations to create pathways for healing and self-sufficiency.


A space for sustainable education, permaculture, holistic healing, culture and social entrepreneurship connecting Spain and southern Africa.


Restoring true community. Following the steps of our Ancestors. Transitional housing in an historically Black neighborhood in Shelby, NC.

Silent Cry

A forming intentional community for at-risk youth. Our whole mission is healing through pain and adversity through agriculture farming and gardening.