74 Grantmaking Program

First Nations Development Institute is an American Indian institute that helps strengthen and revitalize the economies of Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. Our grantmaking program provides both financial and technical resources to tribes and Native nonprofit organizations to support asset-based development efforts.

First Nations offers grant support through the Eagle Staff Fund, as well as other donor-advised and donor-designated funds.

If you would like to be notified of our grant opportunities as they become available, please sign up to receive our Announcements.

Founded in 1980, First Nations began its national grantmaking program in 1993. Through yearend 2013, we have provided $20.3 million in 894 grants to Native programs and projects in 37 states.

Previous Grant Opportunities:

2014 Native Family Empowerment Program - Due July 23, 2014 
All applicants will be notified by email, as to whether or not they will be invited to submit a full proposal.