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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Indigenous-Led Nonprofits for Projects that Enhance Native Culture and Identity

Community Vitality Program


GrantWatch ID# 193537
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Geographic Focus
USA: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York CityNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington, DCWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/07/22 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Grant Description
Grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International Indigenous-led nonprofit organizations for projects that help to strengthen the cultural resources of Native communities. Funding is intended for programs and activities that strengthens Indigenous identity by revitalizing cultural lifeways, creativity, and connection with a focus on community organizing.

Community Vitality supports projects that are rooted in relationship to land, healing, cultural revitalization and knowledge sharing, and the weaving of intergenerational kinships, honoring elder and youth relationships, and nurturing cultural transmission strategies. The following pathways amplify projects culturally grounded practices and social justice:

  • Traditional Foodways bring vitality, food sovereignty, food security, and support for subsistence food strategies to our communities.
  • Community-Based Healing rooted in traditional health and healing, community wellness and ceremonial practices.
  • Language Revitalization and Creative Expression strengthens cultural identity and intergenerational learning; tribal language revitalization, communications, and fluency, creativity, and arts development, and builds community cohesion.
  • Traditional Wisdom and Cultural Knowledge Sharing practices which restore Indigenous identities, knowledge systems and practices, cultural mapping and curriculum development, and culturally rooted leadership development.

This work continues to grow with Community Vitality supporting Indigenous-centered movements.



Recipient

Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
All applications must be submitted by Indigenous Peoples.

Eligible applicants:
- Emerge from and are led by the Indigenous Peoples served and who are impacted by the issues, methods, and outcomes.
- Nurture and center the culture, language, values, traditional knowledge systems, and healthy lifeways of the Indigenous Peoples involved in and served by the project.
- Have 80% or more Indigenous Peoples in decision-making leadership as the Board of Directors or other decision-making entity, and have an Indigenous Executive Director, all Indigenous co-Directors/Project leaders, and Indigenous Peoples engaged throughout all aspects of the organization.
- Are an SGF Affiliate Project, a non-profit with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, a federally-recognized tribal nation project, or have a fiscal sponsor. If fiscally sponsored, the Seventh Generation Fund prioritizes applicants with Indigenous or People of Color fiscal sponsoring organizations.
- Have a project budget of less than $500,000. Community-based organizing projects are prioritized.
- Are in good standing with Seventh Generation Fund without reports due or outstanding issues.

The Fund does not support non-Native organizations, scholarships, or religious missionizing efforts.

Pre-Application Information
Apply by December 7, 2022, by 11:59 PM Pacific Time,

Grant Applications online will be available 30 days before the due date. Please allow up to 12 weeks for review.

Native Peoples’ organizations and projects are eligible to apply for one grant per calendar year.

How to apply: https://7genfund.org/make-a-difference/apply-for-a-grant/

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant Award Range: $500 to $50,000 (average grant award: $10,000 - $25,000)

Contact Information
Apply online: https://7genfund.submittable.com/submit

Submit questions to grants@7genfund.org.

For technical assistance, contact support@submittable.com

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
P.O. Box 4569
Arcata, CA 95518
Phone: 707-825-7640
Fax: 707-825-7639

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