35 years of strengthening Native American communities & economies
Request for Proposals: Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative
First Nations seeking projects from Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs that serve the field of Native American arts and artists in tribal communities in MN, ND, SD and WI.
Registration now open for the third annual Food Sovereignty Summit, held October 26-29 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This is a forum for sharing and collaboration to build healthy food systems within our communities.
New Indian Giver Newsletter
The latest issue of Indian Giver newsletter is now out! Read about some of our current projects that are helping revitalize Native communities.
New Website Launched to Help Small Nonprofits
First Nations launched NativeGiving.org to promote current and past grantees who are focused on promoting the health and well-being of our most valuable resource – our youth.
Plan Your Legacy
Visit First Nations’ new planned giving site to learn about how you can leave a gift that will have a lasting positive impact in Native Communities.
2015 Food Summit
Strengthening Native American Nonprofits
Native Youth and Culture Fund
The Native Youth & Culture Fund makes grants annually to support youth and culture programs in Native American communities. The projects cover a variety of areas, including youth-elder intergenerational programs, cultivating responsibility and leadership, and language programs. To date, First Nations has awarded 279 grants throughout the U.S., totaling $4.5 million.
Combating Predatory Lending
Native American Family Economic Security
Native American Family Economic Security: Linking Asset-Building Programs in Indian Country is a two-year project that works to develop, strengthen and expand programs/services that build the family economic security of Native communities through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites.
Financial & Investor Education
My Green Campaign
The My Green campaign is dedicated to teaching Native American youth receiving Minor’s Trust payments how to better manage their “Big Money.” The campaign is led by Native youth, who share their stories and lessons learned.
Native American Business Development
Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative
The goal of the Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative (NACBI) is to increase the organizational, managerial and programmatic capacity of Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs supporting the field of Native arts and artists.
Native American Foods & Health
Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative
First Nations launched the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI) to help tribes and Native communities strengthen their local food systems, improve health and nutrition, and build food security. This initiative helps Native communities develop innovative agricultural and food security projects.