Storyteller Application

Raising Impact with Innovation and Proven Strategies for Native Youth



Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) is seeking applications from nonprofits (tribal, rural, and urban) to present at the White House for Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) on August 26, 2016. If your organization is a 501(c)3, 7871 or PL 638, we invite you join us at this funder focused event highlighting the work of programs dedicated to Native youth.

To kick-off this partnership between NAP and Gen-I and to lift up community efforts for meaningful support of Native youth, NAP and Gen-I are hosting the event Generation Indigenous: Raising Impact with Innovation and Proven Strategies on August 26, 2016, designed to celebrate Native-led and Native-driven promising practices demonstrating positive impact on Native youth.

Ten innovation and success storytellers will be selected through a competitive process to make a 5-7 minute presentation. A joint panel of youth judges and key philanthropy partners will be assessing the presentations by the following criteria: exemplify innovative approaches; address gaps and disparities; champion community assets; implement cultural competency; the leadership reflect the community served; and impact on Native youth. Presenters do not have to be a youth representative.. Storytellers must submit a full application by the extended deadline of Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am (EST).

The event will feature presentations by ten storytellers of innovation and success in the following areas:

  • Connectivity/Broadband
  • Education
  • Workforce Development
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Resiliency
  • Health & Well-being
  • STEM

Those who are not selected to present at the August 26th event will have the opportunity to be highlighted at regional philanthropy convenings and become part of a network for Native youth programs for future funding opportunities. Limited funding for travel expenses is available.

The event is followed up with a Gen-I Call to Action offering engagement through webinars, foundation trainings and learning circles, research convenings and projects, as well as funders tours. This collaborative effort will work to ensure all Native youth reach their full potential and we achieve a vision of healthy and sustainable Native communities supported by responsive philanthropy.

Download the application below. Be sure to select to Save File when prompted:

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Contact Information

Any inquiries regarding the event and application process can be directed to [email protected].

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