Ways to Give

Invest In Native Communities

There are many ways to help strengthen American Indian economies and build healthy Native communities. Each one makes a difference and each one is an investment in the talent, skills, and ingenuity of Indigenous people.

First Nations Development Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 54-1254491. Contributions to First Nations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Have questions? Contact:

Planned giving, stock gifts, donor advised funds, or IRA rollovers:

Monthly giving:

All other inquiries:

Donate Online

You can make a secure one-time or recurring monthly donation to First Nations online. To make a gift from outside the U.S., delete “United States” from the country field, and enter your country name.

Donate one time
Become a monthly donor

Donate by Check

Make a check payable to First Nations Development Institute and send to:

First Nations Development Institute
2432 Main St.
Longmont, CO  80501

Honor & Tribute Gifts

To donate in honor or in memory of a friend or family member dear to you, please make your gift online or by check, and e-mail donorservices@firstnations.org the following:

  • Honoree name
  • Occasion (Honor or Memorial)
  • E-mail or address of person you would like notified of your gift

Stock Giving

Save on taxes by donating stocks

Donating stocks or mutual funds allows you to avoid capital gains tax and often take a charitable deduction for the full value of the asset. We have invested in a secure stock donation tool to make it easier than ever.

Please note: When you donate stock, please use the link below so we can track your gift and send you the correct receipt, so you can get the tax savings you deserve.

Donate appreciated stock now

If you would prefer to make your donation through your broker, you can access our transfer information from the link above to notify First Nations of your gift.

Employer Matching Gifts

To increase your impact, check with your HR department to find out if your employer will match your donation. If it does, your employer can provide you with a form to fill out and send to us with your personal donation. Some companies have online options as well. We will verify your gift and return the form to your company, which will then issue a matching gift contribution directly to First Nations.

Email your matching gift form to us.

Planned Giving

Begin your legacy with us

To help you get started on your plans and legacy, you can use FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating your will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own, or use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney.

Have you already included a gift in your will or trust? Please fill out this form to let us know! We would love to thank you for your generosity.

Non-probate assets

Do you have an IRA, 401(k), life-insurance policy, or any other assets not included in your will? If so, these are called non-probate assets and you must plan your beneficiaries for them separately. Use this online tool to make your plans and designate us as a beneficiary of one or more of these assets.

Learn more about planned giving here.