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Improving Equity and Accountability for Native American Communities with Community Foundations

Native Americans in Philanthropy

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2022–July 31, 2023
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The program goal is to investigate how United States community foundations can more effectively engage with Native communities to advance equity. Native Americans in Philanthropy will lead a series of convenings and conduct other data-gathering efforts through its networks of Native stakeholders, focused on the role of community foundations in relation to Native communities. Afterward, the grantee will produce a report that will share findings and recommendations for long-term, sustainable accountability and meaningful partnerships between Native communities and community foundations. While community foundations and their donors will be the ultimate audience for the work, this project will center the voice of Indigenous community leaders and provide them a platform for candid and honest guidance to community foundation leaders and their donors. Founded in 1990, Native Americans in Philanthropy promotes equitable and effective philanthropy in Native communities.