Current Projects

Setting the Table for a Healthy Food System in Indian Country Grant

As part of First Nations’ Food Pantry initiative, our Setting the Table for a Healthy Food System in Indian Country Grants support work to build the organizational and program capacity of Tribal food pantries and food banks, thus boosting control, cultural responsiveness, and infrastructure of community food systems.

Made possible with the generous support of the Walmart Foundation, this grant opportunity is vital to understanding the nature and profile of Tribal food pantries and food banks and the role these entities serve in addressing food needs of their communities.

Through this grant, the capacity of Tribal food banks and Tribal food pantries to serve Tribal citizenship and families will be strengthened.

Apply for the 2021 grant opportunity 

First Nations expects to award 12 grants averaging $35,000 to support Native American-led food pantries and food banks. Access the online application here. Applications are due November 12, 2021.

Questions about applying?

First Nations hosted two Q&A webinars covering the grant application process. Access the presentation materials and recordings here.


Check back for details about grant awards and future opportunities for funding through First Nations’ Food Pantry Initiative.

Click here to learn more about the Nourishing Native Foods & Health program.