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:

Secure Online Donation

Make a one-time or recurring monthly donation to First Nations here.

To make a gift from outside the U.S., delete “United States” from the country field, and enter your country name.

Check or Money Order

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

First Nations Development Institute
2432 Main St 2nd Floor
Longmont, CO  80501


Corporate Matching Gifts

Ask your employer about corporate matching gifts to charitable organizations. It’s an easy way to double or even triple the impact of your personal contribution.

  • Consult your human resources department to find out whether your company has a matching gift program.
  • If it does, your employer can provide you with a form to fill out and send to us with your donation. Some companies have on-line 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 Development Institute.

Planned Giving

Planned giving includes donation options such as IRA Charitable Rollovers, Charitable Gift Annuities, and Charitable Bequests. With gift planning, you can provide long-lasting support for our organization while enjoying financial benefits for yourself. Learn more here.

Stock or Mutual Funds

Donating appreciated stocks or mutual funds to First Nations Development Institute strengthens our work in Native communities and can provide you significant tax and charitable gift benefits.

To obtain our broker and account information, please email donorservices@firstnations.org.

If you have already transferred securities to First Nations’ Charles Schwab account, please email donorservices@firstnations.org, or the Development Officer you are working with, the information below, so we can be on the lookout and provide proper tax acknowledgment.

  • The name of the stock and the number of shares being transferred to First Nations
  • Expected date of transfer
  • Donor name(s)
  • Mailing or email address where you would like the tax acknowledgment sent

Note: If you’d like your gift to go toward a specific First Nations’ program, please mention this is in your email. If no designation is included, we will apply your gift where it is needed most.