Strengthening Native American Communities & Economies

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First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through direct financial grants, technical assistance & training, and advocacy & policy.

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Our Impact

Over the last 42 years, First Nations has had a tremendous impact across Indian Country through our work in many program areas. These mid-year 2022 numbers are just part of the story.

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2702 Grants

awarded to Native projects

$54.7 Million

in total grants awarded


States, D.C. & American Samoa in our grant scope so far

Keeping Native Communities Safe

At First Nations, the safety of our community partners is paramount. In light of the risk COVID-19 continues to present for Native communities, First Nations is postponing or cancelling all in-person meetings or gatherings hosted by First Nations. The policy applies to all First Nations’ mid- to large-size gatherings that bring together attendees from different communities or that require travel through multiple airports and cities. All First Nations events will be held virtually until we can safely and responsibly come together. We ask for understanding as we take active steps to ensure our partners, friends, and allies in Native communities stay safe.

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