Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions

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The Wisdom of the Giveaway: A Guide to Growing Native American Philanthropy

This 2000 guide from First Nations Development Institute and the Center for the Study of Philanthropy offers an overview of…


Research Note: Economic Impact of Tribal Colleges in the Northwest Area Foundation Region

In addition to providing education, Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) also contribute to a community’s economic development. TCUs have direct…


A Systems Thinking Approach for Increasing Wellness in Urban Indigenous America

Even though 72% of all American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN), and 78% of all AI/AN children live off of reservations, it…


Native American Women, Leadership and the Native American Nonprofit Sector

This report examines gender and leadership within the Native American nonprofit sector. Overall, it finds that the leadership ranks of…


A Case for the Native Nonprofit Sector: Advocating for Cultural, Economic and Community Change

This report explores the history of Native and non-Native-led nonprofits in Indian Country and shares findings from interviews with key…


Telling Our Giving Stories: Native Philanthropy and Community Development

This report provides information on 63 Native American-led grant making organizations in North America. Forty-one of these are tribally-affiliated grant…


Investing in Native Youth: Grantmaking Trends from the Native Youth and Culture Fund

This report analyzes data from the five most recent years (2010-2014) of First Nations’ grantmaking activities under the Native Youth…


A How-To Guide for Incorporating a Nonprofit Organization

The purpose of this booklet is to provide information about nonprofit corporations to help you determine whether or not incorporating…


American Indian Leadership: Strengthening Native Communities and Organizations

This report draws on data from more than 93 leadership programs, organizations and initiatives, to provide a summary of the…