The First Nations Development Institute is seeking applications for its Gather Food Sovereignty Grant to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities by investing in and creating innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.
Donor Name: First Nations Development Institute
Country: United States
State: All States
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/13/2022
Grant Size: $32,000
First Nations is committed to strengthening American Indian economies to support healthy native communities. As a funder, First Nations is interested in investing in institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities. Grant opportunities are focused within five key areas:
- Achieving Native Financial Empowerment
- Investing in Native Youth
- Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions
- Advancing Household & Community Asset-Building Strategies
- Nourishing Native Foods & Health
First Nations recognizes that Native food systems are important assets to Native communities. As a result, First Nations has long supported Native communities as they fortify traditional food systems, seek to increase access healthy and fresh foods, increase awareness of and involvement with where food comes from, and expand knowledge of the linkages between foods, Native cultures and/or contribute to tribal economic growth and development of entrepreneurially related food ventures.
With the generous support of NoVo Foundation, First Nations will establish a Gather Food Sovereignty Grant that will support work contributing to building a national movement that will fulfill a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems.
- In this round of the Gather Food Sovereignty Grant, First Nations expects to award up to seven grants averaging $32,000 to support Native American-led food sovereignty work.
- The grant period for this funding opportunity will commence March 1, 2022, and end February 28, 2023.
Types of eligible applicants include, but are not limited to:
- Federal- and State-Recognized Tribal Governments (Tribal Government Programs, such as Tribal Arts Programs, Heritage Departments, Economic Development Entities, etc.).
- Native-controlled 501(c)(3) nonprofits
- Native-controlled community organizations with fiscal sponsorship
- Native 7871 Organizations
For more information, visit First Nations Development Institute.