First Nations has long supported Native communities and organizations as they fortify traditional food systems, increase access to healthy and fresh foods, and expand knowledge of the linkages between food, Native cultures and tribal economic growth.
GATHER Food Sovereignty Grants are part of First Nations’ three-year GATHER project funded with generous support of The Indigenous Peoples Fund at Tides Foundation and The 11th Hour Project of The Schmidt Family Foundation, along with additional organizational funders and individual donors. These grants support work that contributes to building a national movement that will fulfill a vision of Native food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems.
This funding opportunity coincides with planting season and is designed to support organizations in their work toward Tribal Food Sovereignty. Grants have been awarded over the past three years, with Year 3 grant applications currently being reviewed.
Learn more about grant recipients of Year 1 and Year 2 below.