Join the Circle: Invest in social change with NGen Leader Sarah Eagle Heart

Despite being the first Americans, the injustices Indigenous Peoples face have long been overlooked in this country. Because of this, Native Americans in Philanthropy have advocated for meaningful investment and partnerships with an intersectional approach. We strive to strengthen bridges across funders and communities to make long-lasting, impactful, systemic and sustainable change in Indian Country.

Our CEO, Sarah Eagle Heart, has dedicated her career working to inspire action, healing, and justice. Sarah was recently recognized by Independent Sector and American Express as the recipient of The 2017 NGen Leadership Award, which honors nonprofit and philanthropic community leaders under the age of 40, demonstrating transformative impact in addressing society’s toughest challenges

But no one organization or person can solve the issues our communities face alone. We must learn from and work with each other as allies to maximize our collective impact.  We need your help.

Support from our members has helped NAP and its members to accomplish much important work over the past year, including: hosting an amazing event in Los Angeles and curating powerful conversation among leaders dedicated to cross-movement building, convening a group of hundreds of Native men and women to advocate for Indigenous issues at the 2017 Women’s March, awarding a total of $50,000 in grants to ten Native nonprofits and programs through the #GenIndigenous Response Fund, and initiating a relationship between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Wallace Global Fund that led to a pledge of $1 million towards renewable energy efforts.

So many of you have joined our powerful and growing network of Native and non-Native nonprofits, tribal communities, foundations and community leaders. If you haven’t yet, we invite you to join us now in this commitment to engaging, learning, and sharing resources and best practices.

Join by downloading the application here and submit it to jfairbanks@nativephilanthropy.org to process your membership.


Over the past year, the generosity and caliber of our membership has led to:

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