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Strengthening Native American Philanthropy

First Nations Development Institute

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2005–May 31, 2007
  • Location Longmont, CO, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The goal of the Strengthening Native American Philanthropy (SNAP) program is to increase the number of Native American philanthropic institutions and programs that actively support the Native American nonprofit sector and Native American communities; and to provide opportunities for collaboration among these institutions and their non-Native American counterparts.Multiyear funding will enable First Nations Development Institute to convene the SNAP advisory committee annually; develop and disseminate resource material; provide targeted technical assistance; conduct research on Native American philanthropy; engage policymakers and regulatory agencies on efforts to improve Native American philanthropy and strengthen tribal sovereignty over philanthropic assets; and raise awareness of Native American philanthropic issues through outreach and dissemination efforts.During the past two years, activities included completing all components of the SNAP manual; compiling a database of Native American philanthropy; launching the Web site; and convening the SNAP advisory committee for a planning process and to make future recommendations for the program.