How We Can Help

Want to Make a Difference in Native Communities?

We Can Guide You
Each of us wants to have healthy families and live in a community with a healthy economy. At First Nations Development Institute, we work to ensure this for American Indian tribes and communities. Our mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. We invite you to join us in our efforts.    

As a person or organization with philanthropic goals, we will work closely with you to ensure that we connect the appropriate strategies, issues, and resources to create, manage and/or expand effective and efficient grant programs that serve Native communities.

What We Can Offer You

First Nations can help guide your Native community gift strategies. First Nations can operate both U.S. and international grant funding programs.

First Nations can customize services to meet your needs from basic grantmaking services to complete program management and administration.

First Nations affords your grant program access into Native communities and provides immediate credibility. We can provide you with networking opportunities with key leadership and contacts throughout Indian Country.

Fees range from 5% for basic grantmaking services to 20% for comprehensive management and administrative services.

If you would like more information about our philanthropic services, contact Michael Roberts, president, at 303-774-7836 or via email at

For more information on programs that you can support explore the "Our Programs" section.

Together, we Identify and analyze issues, strategies and institutions relevant to your grantmaking.
Want to Make a Difference in Native Communities? We Can Guide You.