Tribal Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of additional funding opportunities for tribes and Native organizations with donors representing a variety of causes and issues. Please note, this is not meant to be a comprehensive list and donor priorities may change. Additional guidelines and requirements are listed on each donor’s website.

Administration for Native Americans –

ANA supports Native American communities by providing financial assistance and capacity building, gathering and sharing data, and advocating for improved policies within HHS and across the federal government.

Indian Land Tenure Foundation –

Serving Indian Country in the recovery and control of rightful homelands. Initiatives include education, cultural awareness, economic opportunity, and legal reform.

Kalliopeia Foundation –

National giving with an interest in Indigenous programming that strengthens Native lifeways and worldviews. Other grant focus areas include spiritual ecology, soul in society, and media.

Lannan Foundation

Funding for Indigenous communities. Priority is given to rural projects consistent with traditional values in areas of education, Native cultures, the revival and preservation of languages, legal rights, and environmental protection.

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation –

Funding for Native arts initiatives. Other areas of interest include natural resources and animal habitat protection; natural disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery; arts, music, and human creativity; human services; animal welfare; professional development for educators; and special projects.

Notah Begay III Foundation –

Organizational mission is to reduce Native American childhood obesity and type-2 diabetes. Grant programs focus on healthy nutrition programs, healthy food access, and promoting physical activity.

Northwest Area Foundation –

Of all new grant dollars, 40 percent is dedicated to Native communities. Focus regions include Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and 75 Native Nations.

NoVo Foundation

Funding for Indigenous communities. Interest in a cross-section of areas, including but not limited to, violence against girls, women, and the earth; leadership of Indigenous girls and women; Indigenous cultural expression; healing from historical trauma and oppression; and Indigenous education.

The Office of Indian Economic Development – 

The Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED) supports American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by offering access to capital through grant opportunities and loan guarantees, and by providing technical assistance to federally recognized AI/AN Tribes.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians –

National giving for tribes and Native organizations. Special interest in areas of education, health, economic and community development, and special projects.

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation –

Financial assistance for organizations that support the preservation, promotion, and advancement of American Indian self-sufficiency and culture in the United States. Focus areas include American Indian entrepreneurism, education, and cultural preservation.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community –

Giving to tribes and Native organizations across the state, region, and country. In 2015, Shakopee donated nearly $19 million to projects and programs impacting Indian Country.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation –

Funding for Indigenous communities. Focus areas of interest include educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity, and community/civic engagement.

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