Native Americans in Philanthropy #GenIndigenous Response Fund to Support Movement Building
We are living in a pivotal moment for youth-led movements. Across the country, and at Standing Rock, young people are playing leading roles in social justice movements that advance a vision for a just society. Now is a critical moment to support Native young people who are showing a readiness to organize in building lasting movements for social change.
As a connector between grantmakers and Native organizations and communities, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) has engaged and educated philanthropic leaders about the issues facing Native communities for the past 26 years. We have been a consistent advocate for the protection of tribal sovereignty, land and water rights, women rights, and Native youth healing. Standing Rock and their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) provided NAP an unprecedented opportunity to advocate for immediate support in response to the current situation and to leverage this opportunity to encourage a long-term commitment from philanthropy to Native communities.
The NAP #GenIndigenous Response Fund will provide grants up to $5,000 to youth organizing groups responding to the current moment in ways that build long-term power for Native youth. This fund will provide grants to organizations playing leadership roles at Standing Rock while considering efforts to support the long term engagement of youth leaders in advocacy efforts. We believe that youth engagement, organizing and leadership is central to this movement moment, therefore we will prioritize funding efforts that are Native and youth led.
Purpose of the Grant
To provide responsive funding to support youth organizing and activism that requires immediate action at Standing Rock and beyond. This new Response Fund will bridge funders and organizers to support youth organizing and a collective commitment to systemic change and social justice in Indigenous communities.
NAP is thrilled to share the work of the first round of grantees that consist of Native-led organizations playing leadership roles in current movements while considering efforts to support the long-term engagement of Native American youth leaders in advocacy efforts. Please join us in congratulating:
- Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
- Dream of Wild Health
- Little Colorado River Watershed Chapters Association
- Lummi Youth Canoe Family
- Native Nations Institute
- Nature Rights Council
- Sacred Pipe Resource Center
- Selfridge High School Student Government & Missouri River Education Cooperative collaboration
- Standing Rock Community High School Close Up program
- Spark*San Francisco Public Schools
Download the #GenIndigeous Response Fund Guidelines below:
Organizational and Individual donations are accepted for the fund. For organizational funding information, please contact Ashley Wheeler, Executive Assistant at Native Americans in Philanthropy
firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-767-9814
Online donations to the #GenIndigenous Response Fund can be made here
Or written out to:
The Minneapolis Foundation
800 IDS Center, 80 S Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402.
Please note on the memo line: Native Americans in Philanthropy #GenIndigenous Response.