Request for Proposals: 2015 Native Youth & Culture Fund

First Nations is seeking proposals for projects that focus on youth, and incorporate culture and tradition to address social issues in Native Communities.

RFP: Native Agriculture & Food Systems Initiative

First Nations seeks projects that address food system control, food insecurity and food deserts, with an emphasis on serving Native American children and families.

Request for Proposals: Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative

First Nations seeking projects from Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs that serve the field of Native American arts and artists in tribal communities in MN, ND, SD and WI.

Register Now

Registration now open for the third annual Food Sovereignty Summit, held October 26-29 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This is a forum for sharing and collaboration to build healthy food systems within our communities.

New Website Launched to Help Small Nonprofits

First Nations launched NativeGiving.org to promote current and past grantees who are focused on promoting the health and well-being of our most valuable resource – our youth.

RFP: NYCF
RFP: NAFSI
RFP: NACBI
2015 Food Summit
NativeGiving.org
 

Combating Predatory Lending

Native American Family Economic Security

Native American Family Economic Security: Linking Asset-Building Programs in Indian Country is a two-year project that works to develop, strengthen and expand programs/services that build the family economic security of Native communities through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites.

 
 

Financial & Investor Education

My Green Campaign

The My Green campaign is dedicated to teaching Native American youth receiving Minor’s Trust payments how to better manage their “Big Money.”  The campaign is led by Native youth, who share their stories and lessons learned.

 
 

Native American Business Development

Native Asset-Building Partnership Project

First Nations Development Institute launched the Native Asset-Building Partnership Project (NABPP) to help tribes develop tools and infrastructure for control of their assets.

 
 

Native American Foods & Health

Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative

First Nations launched the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI) to help tribes and Native communities strengthen their local food systems, improve health and nutrition, and build food security. This initiative helps Native communities develop innovative agricultural and food security projects.

 
 

Strengthening Native American Nonprofits

Native Youth and Culture Fund

The Native Youth & Culture Fund makes grants annually to support youth and culture programs in Native American communities. The projects cover a variety of areas, including youth-elder intergenerational programs, cultivating responsibility and leadership, and language programs. To date, First Nations has awarded 279 grants throughout the U.S., totaling $4.5 million. 

 
Combating Predatory Lending
Native American Family Economic Security
Financial & Investor Education
My Green Campaign
Native American Business Development
Native Asset-Building Partnership Project
Native American Foods & Health
Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative
Strengthening Native American Nonprofits
Native Youth and Culture Fund

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