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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, 2007–May 31, 2009
  • Location Longmont, CO, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Strengthening Native American Philanthropy program aims 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 facilitate opportunities for collaboration among these institutions and their non-Native American counterparts. In designing the program, First Nations Development Institute consulted with tribes, Native American associations, and peer organizations–all of which expressed an interest in initiating their own philanthropic programs. The initiative includes efforts in the areas of research, documentation, information services, regional conferences, and advocacy for a sound legal environment for tribal foundations.