Ways to Give: You Can Help

Make an Investment in Native Communities with an Online Donation


Make a Recurring Donation
Join our Circle of Giving. Through our monthly giving program you will provide First Nations with a growing dependable base of support and empower tribal communities for generations to come.
Make a One-Time Investment
Join our Circle of Friends and make a one-time donation to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual and cultural wellbeing of tribal communities.
Honor and Memorial Gifts
This is an especially meaningful way to honor someone special in your life. Such gifts are appropriate anytime, and especially on birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or other significant dates.


If you prefer to give using PayPal, you can donate to First Nations via the PayPal Giving Fund. Click here.  

Support First Nations with a Check, Money Order or Stock Gift

Check or Money Order

To support our work, please make a check payable to First Nations Development Institute and send to:

First Nations Development Institute
2432 Main St 2nd Flr
Longmont, CO  80501

First Nations Development Institute's EIN: 

Stock Gifts

A gift of appreciated stocks or mutual funds may be a tax-advantaged way for you to make a significant impact on First Nations’ immediate goals to preserve Native cultures, build stronger tribal economies, expand financial education, increase access to healthy foods, and so much more. 

Donating appreciated stocks or mutual funds to First Nations is simple and can be made by taking a few quick steps:

  • CALL your broker or account administrator.
  • PROVIDE your broker with the following information for First Nations Development Institute’s broker and account information:

John D. Farrington
Merrill Lynch
910 Princess Anne Street, Ste. 102
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Direct:  (540) 899-2460
Toll Free: (800) 846-4258
Email: john_farrington@ml.com
Account Number: 78 D 04001
DTC #: 0671

  • SPECIFY which stocks you want to give.*
  • CONTACT Jona Charette in our Development Office at jcharette@firstnations.org to let us know of your gift, so we can track it, send you a receipt for tax purposes, and thank you for your thoughtful gift.

*Gifts will be valued at the average market price on the day your gift enters our account.

If you have any questions, please contact Jona Charette at jcharette@firstnations.org in our Development Office. You can also reach us by phone at (303) 774-7836, or visit our web site www.firstnations.org/give for more information.

Please visit our Planned Giving site to learn more about the benefits and to use the Planned Gift Calculator. Click here!

Corporate Matching Gifts

Increase your contribution to First Nations Development Institute by asking your employer about corporate matching gifts to charitable organizations. It's an easy way to double or even triple the impact of your personal contribution.

How to Make a Matching Gift Through Your Employer

  1. Consult your human resources department to find out whether your company has a matching gift program.
  2. If it does, your employer can provide you with a form to fill out and send to us with your donation. Some companies have on-line options as well.
  3. We will verify your gift and return the form to your company, which will then issue a matching gift contribution directly to First Nations Development Institute. It's that easy.

Plan Your Legacy

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How We Use Your Gift

Contributions Breakdown - FY 2017



For more information view our latest annual report and financial information

Our Commitment to Donors and Native Communities

First Nations is committed to transparency and accountability. We consistently receive top ratings from charity evaluators. First Nations is the most highly-rated American Indian nonprofit in the nation. Indeed, for the seventh year in a row, First Nations has received the top 4 Star rating from Charity Navigator — only 4% of the nonprofits it rates achieve this highest distinction for seven consecutive years.


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