First Nations Development Institute

For General Operating Support

Overview
The mission of First Nations Development Institute is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy native communities. It invests in and creates innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities. With the support of individuals, foundations, and corporate and tribal donors, First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance and training, advocacy and policy, and direct financial grants. It also does knowledge work to support effective giving by both native and non-native foundations and philanthropic efforts.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.firstnations.org 
Address
The Stores Building
11917 Main Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
First Nations Development Institute works to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy native communities. It invests in and creates innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities. With the support of individuals, foundations, and corporate and tribal donors, First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance and training, advocacy and policy, and direct financial grants. It also does knowledge work to support effective giving by both native and nonnative foundations and philanthropic efforts. This grant will provide general operating support.
for the California Tribal Fund  
This grant will provide flexible, multiyear support for the newly created California Tribal Fund, housed at First Nations Development Institute and guided by an advisory board of members from several tribes. The fund will support California-based, native-led nonprofits and tribal programs in controlling and protecting their food systems, water, languages, traditional ecological knowledge, and land. The fund’s approach includes serving both federally recognized tribes and non-recognized tribes, seeking out culture bearers who are doing grassroots work and ensuring they are supported, and working in a manner that is inclusive and empowering to tribal people.

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