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Thousand Currents

ThousandCurrentsGrants for grassroots projects in agriculture, water resources, climate change, and other environmental concerns

Principal Office: USA



Thousand Currrents is a nonprofit organization that promotes grassroots solutions to address the problems of poverty in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Leading themes are food sovereignty; alternative economies; and climate justice.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Grassroots Solutions. Grant making in Thousand Currents includes attention to sustainable agriculture; erosion control; water security; climate change; environmental conservation; and related issues in natural resources management and environment at the community level.

These concerns are integrated with empowerment of women and girls, health and nutrition, training and education, and other social issues.

Grant recipients are nonprofit partner organizations in selected countries.

About the program

APPLICATION: Thousand Currents does not accept unsolicited grant requests.

However, interested development organizations in the the Thousand Currents partner countries (Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Zimbabwe) can contact Thousand Currents regarding the selection criteria for Catalyst Grants of US$5 thousand.

Thousand Currents invites the most successful of these small grantees to become its partners, and to benefit from continued and expanded funding.

About grant making

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Thousand Currents currently works with partner organizations in the countries identified below.

South Asia: India, Nepal

Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Latin America and Caribbean: Guatemala, Mexico, Peru


The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) give an overview of Thousand Currents. The organizational name is new from 2016, before which it was called International Development Exchange (IDEX).

Thousand Currents lists its current Catalyst Partners.

Contact Us offers complete information, including an email form.

Last Profile Review

June 2019