Ever since receiving the first $25,000 grant from the Ford Foundation in 1980, First Nations Development Institute has partnered with a multitude of generous donors through the decades to help sustain and strengthen Native economies and communities across Indian Country.
Our donors all have their own special stories. The “why” behind their unwavering philanthropic support of Tribes and other Native-led organizations in areas such as food sovereignty, land stewardship, Tribal asset-building, language preservation and more.
It is with much gratitude to our donors and optimism for how our valued partnerships will continue to positively impact Indigenous communities that we shine a spotlight on these benefactors and feature their inspiring stories here.
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