First Nations Development Institute is an American Indian institute that helps strengthen and revitalize the economies of Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. Our grantmaking program provides both financial and technical resources to tribes and Native nonprofit organizations to support asset-based development efforts.
First Nations offers grant support through the Eagle Staff Fund, as well as other donor-advised and donor-designated funds.
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Founded in 1980, First Nations began its national grantmaking program in 1993. Since then, we have provided $20.8 million in grants to 918 Native programs and projects in 40 states and trust territories.
Previous Grant Opportunities:
2014 Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative - Due March 14, 2014
All applicants will be notified by email on or before April 2, 2014 on the status of their application.
2014 Native Youth and Culture Fund (Phase 1 Proposal) - Due March 20, 2014
All applicants will be notified by email on April 8, 2014, as to whether or not they will be invited to submit a full proposal.
2014 Urban Native Projects - Due March 31, 2014
All applicants will be notified by email on or around April 21, 2014, as to whether or not they will be invited to submit a full proposal.