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.
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Founded in 1980, First Nations began its national grantmaking program in 1993. Through mid-2014, we have successfully managed 936 grants totaling $21.3 million to projects and organizations in 36 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territory American Samoa.
Previous Grant Opportunities:
2015 NAFSI Program - Due March 25, 2015
All applicants will be notified by email on the status of their application.
Native Youth and Culture Fund Phase I Application - Due March 12, 2015
All applicants will be notified by email on whether they will be invited to submit a phase II application.
Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative Professional Development Mini-Grants - Due Feburary 26, 2015
All applicants will be notified by email on the status of their application