IEN-WMAN Mining Mini-Grant Program

WMAN cohosts a unique mining mini-grant program with the Indigenous Environmental Network.

The IEN-WMAN Mining Mini-Grant Program offers financial grant assistance to communities threatened or adversely affected by mining in the U.S. and Canada. 

In 2022, the IEN-WMAN Mining Mini-Grant program will give away more than $200,000 in $4,000 USD grants to Indigenous communities and non-profit grassroots organizations across the U.S. and Canada. Our goal is to give at least 50% of the Mini-Grants to Indigenous communities.

We recognize that mining activity often has detrimental impacts to all aspects of community and cultural well-being and we encourage projects that strive to protect the environment, ecosystems, cultural resources, and community health from mining impacts. This program is of tremendous value to community-based organizations, many of whom have very few opportunities to access financial support outside of their own pockets.

There are three Mini-Grant cycles per year. Deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1.

Applications are accepted for each grant cycle during the month prior to the deadline.

Applicants may only receive one Mini-Grant in a twelve-month period.

To download a copy of the application for review, please click here, however applications will only be accepted through the online form.

Download a copy of the 2022 Mini-Grant Guidelines.

Apply online here.

If you have questions about the Mini-Grant program, please contact the WMAN Network Coordinator, ( or the IEN-WMAN Indigenous Coordinator, Sayokla Williams, (

We are happy to help you!

For a list of past grantees and short descriptions of the project for which they were funded, please click on one of the grant cycles below:

February 2022

October 2021

June 2021

February 2021

February, June, and October 2020

June 2019

February 2019

October 2018

June 2018

March 2018

October 2017

February 2017

October 2016

June 2016

February 2016

October 2015

June 2015

February 2015

October 2014

June 2014

February 2014

October 2013

June 2013

February 2013

October 2012

June 2012

February 2012

October 2011