Native Youth Grantmakers

Native Americans in Philanthropy’s (NAP)  newest program, Native Youth Grantmakers is designed for Indigenous youth aged 18-24 who are connected to their community (urban, rural, or reservation) and want to grow their leadership skills, advocate for Native youth and youth programs, and learn more about the philanthropic sector. 

NAP is hosting a webinar for interested applicants and representatives from potential sponsoring Tribes, TCUs, and Native-led organizations on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 4:00pm ET. Click Here to Register for Webinar

Applications for 2022 Native Youth Grantmakers are due by December 31, 2021 at 11:59pm ET

NAP strongly believes that Native youth bring a critical perspective to the world of philanthropy and deserve decision-making power when it comes to the issues that impact us all.

This year-long course is both in-person and virtual and embraces Indigenous values that can help create conditions for all communities to thrive. As Native people, we are the first philanthropists. Today, philanthropy is a critical tool because it supports endeavors from which we can all benefit; however, Native youth are largely left out of that process. 

NAP strongly believes that Native youth bring a critical perspective to the world of philanthropy and deserve decision-making power when it comes to the issues that impact us all. This leadership program is designed to directly support emerging Native leaders, to center their perspectives, and to build power in a community of practice of grantmakers. The NAP team will work closely with program participants to help cultivate and nurture their strengths and connect them to key Indigenous leaders in the philanthropy sector. 

Image courtesy of Indian Country Today
Image courtesy of Indian Country Today

Program Objectives

The Native Youth Grantmakers program will focus on:

  • Increasing knowledge of philanthropy
  • Strengthening leadership and advocacy skills
  • Developing and coordinating effective grantmaking strategies
  • Encouraging dialogue between Native youth and Mentors to learn from one another
  • Creating a space to develop meaningful relationships in philanthropy and community

As Native people, we are the first philanthropists.

Apply and join the 2022 Native Youth Grantmakers for: 

  • Four in-person meetings across Indian Country to dive deeper into regionally diverse philanthropic ecosystems
  • Monthly program meetings with NAP to learn more about the Tribal philanthropy and grantmaking
  • Opportunities to connect with peers and Indigenous leaders in the sector

For more information or questions, please contact [email protected].

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