FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER
Dear Mitakuyapi (“Relatives” is a traditional greeting in the Lakota language),
Cante Waste ya Nape Ciyu zape ye (“I shake your hand with a good heart”). On Tuesday, January 24th, President Trump signed executive actions to advance approval of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access (DAPL) oil pipelines.
Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) stands for the health and well-being of Native communities across the country, including the protection of our rights as sovereign Native nations. These executive actions circumvent the legal process for environmental review of DAPL, which the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and many others have raised very significant concerns about in regard to their water supply. Having been in office for less than a week, neither Trump nor his administration have ever consulted Standing Rock or other surrounding tribes on this harmful decision and violation of their treaty rights.
Read the full CEO Message here.
Indigenous Women Rise: Recap
On Saturday, January 21st, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) joined the national Women’s March on Washington as part of the Indigenous Women Rise collective. The collective is comprised of: Advance Native Political Leadership, NAP, Native Voice Network, Native Voices Rising, National Indian Women’s Resource Center, UltraViolet, The Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas, North American Region, Indigenous Environmental Network, and other key organizations working to advance Indigenous Peoples issues and rights. Read more here.
Pipelines and Presidents: Why Rights and Mother Earth Matter by Chrissie Castro
Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to move forward with building the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines. We believe this does nothing to protect millions of families and uphold the human right to clean water. Read the full article here.
More Indigenous Women Rise articles:
- Indigenous Women Front and Center at Anti-Trump DC Protest
- Indigenous Women Rise: Women’s March on Washington
- Indigenous women were among the last to sing along Constitution Ave.
- L.A. designer Bethany Yellowtail creates a scarf for Women’s March
- Viceland “Rise” host on DAPL & Women’s March: It’s not protesting, it’s protecting
Monthly National Funder Strategy Call
Join us for our February National Funder Strategy Call on February 28th at 1PM EST to hear updates about how foundations are engaging with issues surrounding Standing Rock and supporting current movements centered around Native American and Indigenous issues. Funders can register here.
Walmart Foundation State Giving Program Opens Soon
The Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations in all 50 states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, in order to pursue the Foundation’s mission to help others live better. Learn more or apply here.
Surdna Foundation Awards Grants Totaling Nearly $10 Million
From its Flexible Grantmaking Fund, the foundation also awarded $175,000 to the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation in Porcupine, South Dakota, to fund continued actions against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, support the protestors, and help build a planning and organizing infrastructure for longer-term sustainability in the region. Read the full article here.
First Nations Development Institute Receives Grant from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to Support the NativeGiving.org Platform for Grassroots Native Organizations
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has received a generous $50,000 grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians near Highland, California, to enhance First Nations’ broad “Nurturing Native Givers and Giving Initiative” and, in particular, the NativeGiving.org pilot project that is part of that initiative. Learn more here.
The Youth Group That Launched a Movement at Standing Rock
In the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline, Native American activists achieved one of the most galvanizing environmental victories in years – and it all began with a group of teenagers. Read about the youth group here.
CNAY Partners with Columbia University to Offer Summer Program Scholarship
The Center for Native American Youth will award one full-tuition and residential scholarship for a Native student to attend Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students during summer 2017 in New York City. Learn more here.
ArtPlace America’s NCPF Information Sessions
ArtPlace has been invited to South Dakota to share details about their National Creative Placemaking Fund to encourage applications in 2017. Please join us for a short presentation and lively discussion. Register for one of the dates here.
How to Creatively Fund Social Movements
February 15, 2017 | Online
In the coming years, we see a greater need for philanthropy to support frontline advocacy and organizing for justice. How can funders drive more resources to community-based social change organizations, beyond the traditional grantmaking model? Webinar Presented by NCRP and NFG Wednesday, February 15 at 1:30pm ET.
2017 HIP Leadership Conference
March 17, 2017 | San Francisco, CA
Join us in the heart of San Francisco for the 2017 Leadership Conference and HIPGiver Gala!
2017 Funding Forward
March 29-31, 2017 | Seattle, WA
The annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues new Infographic: Philanthropy OUTlook
Download the new inforgraphic Philanthropy OUTlook: LGBTQ Criminalization and Criminal Justice Reform. Download here.
Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color is hiring!
The Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color (the “Alliance”) is an institutional membership-based philanthropic network of over 40 national, regional, and community foundations driven by a bold vision that all boys and men of color will enjoy full opportunity and inclusion in all the opportunities America has to offer. View the open positions here.
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