Community Building through Funding

Philanthropy in Indian Country

Community Perspectives

First Nations Development Institute teamed with Nonprofit Quarterly to present a series of articles to highlight voices of respected Native American nonprofit leaders to sound off on a variety of topics related to philanthropy and its interactions with the Native American nonprofit sector. This is a rare opportunity for a larger audience to hear and learn from Native people who have been leading the way in fighting for Native communities and advocating for greater philanthropic support for the innovative work taking place in Native communities across the United States.

Perspectives from Philanthropy –
3-part series

Spoiler Alert: Narrative Change Needed to Support Indigenous-led Work, Hester Dillon, December 9, 2019

How to Seek, Find, and Engage Native American Staff and Board Members, Kevin Walker, December 16, 2019

Members of the Northwest Area Foundation (NWAF) board visit a Native-owned store Eighth Generation. Photo provided by NWAF. Published by The Nonprofit Quarterly.

Learning to Support Indigenous Communities: One Foundation’s Experience, Sean Buffington, December 16, 2019

Philanthropy and the Native Non-Profit Sector –
8-part series

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Combating the Erasure of Native People , Raymond Foxworth, October 14, 2019

People Powered: Strength-Based Movements, Olivia Roanhorse, October 21, 2019

Unpacking Capacity Building, Sarah EchoHawk, October 28, 2019

Linguistic and Cultural Revitalization in Indian Country: Lessons for Philanthropy, Brooke Mosay Ammann, November 4, 2019

Let’s Talk about Fundraising: A Perspective from Cochiti Pueblo, Trisha Moquino, November 11, 2019

Irrational Numbers: Charting a New Path in Indian Country, Michael E. Roberts, November 18, 2019

Celebrating Our Strengths: Authentic Partnerships for Nation Building, Valerie Segrest and LIsa Wilson, November 25, 2019

Philanthropy as Reciprocity, Sarah Kastelic, December 2, 2019

Building Partnerships in Indian Country: Rules for the Road, Sherry Salway Black, December 9, 2019