One of First Nations many champions wanted to share with you why she feels First Nations’ mission and approach make a world of difference.
First Nations Knowledge
Join us for a series of educational webinars that seeks to educate Native Americans who are involved in food-systems work and agriculture, plus those who lead or work for Native nonprofit organizations.
New Indian Giver Newsletter
Latest issue of Indian Giver newsletter is now out! Read about some of our current projects that are helping revitalize Native communities.
Plan Your Legacy
Visit First Nations’ new planned giving site to learn about how you can leave a gift that will have a lasting positive impact in Native Communities.
2013 Annual Report Now Available
View our latest annual report to learn more about our efforts to strengthen American Indian communities and economies.
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
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.