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Native-Serving Nonprofits and Charity Watchdog Agencies

First Nations examined foundation investments in Native communities, documenting declines in investments by large foundations and dismal investments by community…

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We Need to Change How We Think: Perspectives on Philanthropy’s Underfunding of Native Communities and Causes

Why does philanthropy continue to only minimally support Native American organizations and causes? That’s the crux of the issue that…

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Indigenous Food Systems: Transformative Strategies to Perpetuate Nationhood

This report highlights how a few Native communities and organizations are engaged in work to protect Native food sovereignty and…

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Reviving Economies, Restoring Food Systems: Models of Food Enterprises in Indian Country

This report highlights five food enterprises in Native American and Native Hawaiian communities that are leading the way to increasing…

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Investing for the Future 2nd Edition – Workbook

The Building Native Communities: Investing for the Future  curriculum is designed to teach basic investing concepts to a diverse Native American…

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Outcomes Under the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative – 2015 to 2017

This report details outcomes and other factors involved with First Nations’ grantmaking activities under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems…

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Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative Grantee Feedback Report – 2011-2017

This report provides grantee perspectives and feedback on the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative and highlights the current state…

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Outcomes Under the Nourishing Native Children: Feeding Our Future Project

The Walmart Foundation and First Nations Development Institute created the Nourishing Native Children: Feeding Our Future Project to support 10…

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Growing Inequity: Large Foundation Giving to Native American Organizations and Causes – 2006-2014

This is the EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the larger “Growing Inequity” report. In that report, First Nations Development Institute examines the…