Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions

Through grant support, technical assistance and training, First Nations Development Institute provides Native communities with the tools and resources necessary to create new community-based nonprofit organizations and to strengthen the capacity of existing nonprofits and institutions. For more than 30 years, First Nations has supported hundreds of model projects that revitalize Native communities, while integrating social empowerment and economic strategies.

An essential component of First Nations nonprofit capacity building strategy is our Leadership, Entrepreneurial, and Apprenticeship Development (LEAD) program that is identifying and training the next generation of Native nonprofit leaders.

Recently Released Strengthening Native American Nonprofits Reports and Publications

First Nations Knowledge Webinar Series

First Nations Knowledge is a series of educational webinars created and hosted by First Nations Development Institute. Learn More...

Read Our Research Policy & Protocols

Our research is aimed at preserving, protecting and strengthening Native American assets.  
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