Strengthening Native Institutions and Philanthropy - Resources

First Nations Development Institute provides resources to help in the development of Native Institutions and Philanthropic organizations.

(2014) - 35.14 KB

The purpose of this booklet is to provide information about nonprofit corporations to help you determine whether or not incorporating as a nonprofit is a good fit for your organization.


(2009) - 10.61 KB

This publication provides information on the major principles pertaining to the creation of a formalized philanthropic model. In addition to providing information about the basic legal structures and requirements of mainstream philanthropic models, it also provides information related specifically to tribes and tribal models.


(2009) - 9.71 KB

This worksheet provides a guide to addressing the issues important to the creation of a Tribal Foundation.


(2007) - 32.84 KB

This publication focuses on Native grantmaking institutions, discusses grantmaking models, and attempts to provide a road map through the sometimes confusing field of Native grantmaking organizations. Native-controlled grantmaking entities are supporting institution building through capitalizing nascent nonprofits in Native communities, and through funding innovative asset-building strategies.


(2006) - 17.77 KB

The Nonprofit Corporation Codes of the Cherokee Nation can be used as a guide for other nations.


(2006) - 17.77 KB

The Nonprofit Corporation Codes of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation can be used as a guide for other nations.


(2000) - 5.58 KB

This booklet provides an overview of legal questions and answers related to charitable giving and Native American causes.


(1998) - 15.83 KB

This letter from the Internal Revenue Service was in response to questions from First Nations Development Institute concerning organizations organized under tribal law and their qualification under Section 501(c)(3) and Section 7871 of the Internal Revenue Code.


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