Native Americans in Philanthropy has initiated implementing a two-phase research agenda to develop a framework that focuses on understanding and influencing the optimal development of Native youth. In Phase One, a core group of researchers discussed and developed a working document that will be further developed in Phase Two. In Phase Two, we will be broadening our indigenous scholar circle, gather additional academic and community insight, and produce a clear and concise framework reflective of the diversity of Native youth, families, and communities. Philanthropy in partnership with Native American leaders must bring new light and bear the weight of action to achieve the optimal development of Native youth and future generations.
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NATIVE VOICES RISING REPORT
Native Voices Rising is a joint research and re-granting project of Native Americans in Philanthropy and Common Counsel Foundation intended to focus philanthropic attention on the need for increased investment in and sustained support for grassroots community organizing and advocacy in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. Deeper and longer-term investments in community organizing and leadership development efforts will promote self-determination and the ability to develop and seek our own vision of change. Learn more about the partnership between NAP and Common Counsel Foundation here. More information regarding the report, grantmaking and purchasing the report can be found here.
This collaborative report is designed to provide an overview of an important part of Minnesota’s nonprofit sector, and to identify trends and challenges facing these organizations and the people they serve. Through interviews and community outreach, 89 nonprofit organizations and programs were identified serving the Native American community in Minnesota.
In collaboration with Foundation Center
This report supports and expands on the research conducted in 2004, Large Foundations’ Grantmaking to Native America, by Sarah Hicks and Miriam Jorgensen. This report revisits (and in some areas expands on) the data analyzed.
Other Research from the field:
- Large Foundations’ Grantmaking to Native America
- Forty Years of LGBTQ Philanthropy
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grantmaking
- A Demographic Profile of Independently Incorporated Native American Foundations and Selected Funds in the United States
- The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2010
- D5: Analysis of Policies, Practices, and Programs for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion