#GenIndigenous Response Fund
Native Americans in Philanthropy launched the #GenIndigenous Response Fund in partnership with The Minneapolis Foundation in 2016 to honor the Native youth leading Generation Indigenous and the Standing Rock land, water and sovereignty protection fights. The Fund supports expansion from specific advocacy campaigns to long-term movement building across Indian Country. The Fund pools investments from different sources and a Native grant committee awards grants of up to $5,000 to groups supporting youth organizing and activism and building long-term power for Native American youth. Organizations apply the funds to 3-6-month projects, including strategic communications, education, workforce development, juvenile justice, resiliency, traditional knowledge, sustainability, environmental justice, health, and trauma and healing. These projects are important grassroots work that that funders might otherwise not fund because they are too small, too experimental, or not visible to mainstream culture.
The #GenIndigenous Response Fund generally has two grant cycles per year — one in the spring and one in the fall — dependent on funding. Check back here for future announcements about the current or upcoming grant cycles.