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HISTORY

While indigenous communities are the original philanthropists, there is a contemporary part of the NAP story.

The NAP creation story begins at the 1989 Council of Foundations conference. At this national philanthropy convening of over 2000, a small delegation representing Native Americans/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiians and Asian American/Pacific Islander philanthropic professionals came together over a meal. Barely able to fill a table for ten, the group was startled by the fact that the “brown” table (referred as by those present) could not be filled. It became glaring clear the need more diverse voices in the sector but also:

  1. Philanthropic professionals from communities of color desired culturally connected professional development opportunities,
  2. Native communities had no platform in philanthropy to raise awareness and advocate for funding to Native and Tribal communities.

From these needs arose the notion of Native Americans in Philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.

Annual Reports

2014 Native Americans in Philanthropy Annual Report
2012 Native Americans in Philanthropy Annual Report
2010 Native Americans in Philanthropy Annual Report
2008 Native Americans in Philanthropy Annual Report
2006 Native Americans in Philanthropy Annual Report
2004 Native Americans in Philanthropy Annual Report

Federal Form 990s

2015
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

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