Investing in Native Communities Portal
About The Portal
Investing in Native Communities is a partnership of Native Americans in Philanthropy and Candid, with support from the Bush Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The web portal contains funding data, research, historical context, and resources to help users:
- Understand why funding for Native communities is important;
- Visualize the landscape of philanthropic funding over the years; and
- Learn from the knowledge and experiences of other organizations.
This site is an extension of Native Americans in Philanthropy’s Truth and Healing Movement, to acknowledge the truth related to Indigenous history, lift up stories of resilience, and support healing efforts moving forward, both for Native and non-Native peoples. The movement centers on an educational and transformational exercise called The Blanket Exercise. Learn more at nativephilanthropy.org/truthandhealing.
To centralize and provide access to crucial information needed by foundations who are interested in supporting Native communities and causes. The information on the site can help funders who are delving into this work for the first time as well as more experienced funders who want to increase their capacity and knowledge.