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.

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Planned giving, stock, donor advised fund, or IRA gifts:

All other inquiries and monthly giving inquiries:

Donate by Check

Prefer to send your donation by mail? Great! 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 email donorservices@firstnations.org the following:

  • Honoree name
  • Occasion (honorary or memorial)
  • Email or address of person you would like notified of your gift

Stock Giving

Save 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 this 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, send you the correct receipt, and 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.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

Save on taxes by giving from your IRA

If you are 70.5 or older, giving from your IRA helps reduce your taxable income — and for those over 73 who must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), an IRA gift is a simple way to fulfill it! We have invested in a secure IRA donation tool to make it easier than ever to give from your IRA, and receive tax benefits. It only takes a few minutes to use, and will auto-complete your paperwork for you.

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

Give from my IRA

DAF Giving

Easily make a grant from your Donor-Advised Fund

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations. If you have a DAF, you can use this secure DAF giving tool to make your impact today.

FreeWill’s DAF tool integrates with your DAF custodian automatically, and saves you the extra step of notifying us about your gift. By using the link below, you can:

  • Recommend how you’d like your grant to be allocated
  • Communicate your wishes to First Nations
  • Share the details of your DAF grant
  • Make your grant recommendation

Using this tool to grant from your DAF also saves us a lot of time, so thank you! It’s also a great way to ensure we have consistent financial support while saving cash for immediate needs.

Give from my DAF


We now accept donations of Etherum, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies! This gives us one more way to fund our work and can provide you with extra tax benefits.

Give cryptocurrency now

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 donorservices@firstnations.org

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.