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Empowering Native Youth: A Look Into the 2022 Native Youth Grantmakers Program at Native Americans in Philanthropy

At Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP), our mission extends beyond simply advocating for increased funding to Native causes and organizations. We are committed to promoting effective and equitable philanthropy in Native communities by cultivating a diverse and robust network of Indigenous leaders. This community of leaders is integral to our work since the most significant barriers Native people face in philanthropy continues to be invisibility and exclusion from decision-making spaces.  

Our vision …

Restoration and Resilience

The DOI’s Announcement to Restore Lands and Waters and What this Means for Philanthropy 

Today, Friday, March 3, 2023 World Wildlife Day, Secretary Deb Haaland delivered remarks at the UN’s celebration and announced major restoration and resilience strategy that includes agency guidance and $25 million in funding to restore bison populations.

For Tribes at the forefront of this work, this means a deeper investment in restoring wild and healthy populations of American bison …

Four Strategies for Philanthropy to Support Racial Healing

Addressing racial healing is a challenging task that requires a variety of strategies.

To move towards racial healing, it is essential to acknowledge past injustices and their ongoing effects, to develop relationships based on mutual respect, and to value the strengths and uniqueness of Native communities. 

At Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP), we offer and point to several strategies and resources to pull from to further philanthropy’s racial healing.

Investing in Research and Data …

Historic Public-Private Partnership Announced at White House Tribal Nations Summit

There is a growing recognition that many public policy issues are more complex than one sector can address alone. One path towards lasting, systemic change? Public-private partnerships.
Public-private partnerships are not new – the government and the private sector often work together on a shared mission. However, there’s a long way to go in leveraging these types of collaborations to support Tribal Nations and Native-led work.
This week, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) …

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