With the generous support of the American Express Foundation, First Nations established the Strengthening Native Programs & Feeding Families Grant to provide support to the First Nations’ Food Pantry Initiative, which aims to sustain Native American communities, organizations, and programs addressing community needs with a particular focus on food insecurity.
Donor Name: First Nations Development Institute
State: All States
Counties: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $10,000
Grant Duration: 10 months 6 days
The food pantry initiative will respond to the fact that American Indians have the highest food insecurity in the United States. Through the Strengthening Native Programs & Feeding Families Grant, First Nations expects to award 12 tribes or Native-run nonprofits or Native community groups, which are addressing food insecurity through food distribution, with grants averaging $10,000 each annually over four years. In total, the Food Pantry initiative will support 48 non-profits or Native community groups.
- Total requests for project budgets within the Food Pantry Initiative should not exceed $10,000.
- The grant period for this funding opportunity will commence November 6, 2023, to September 11, 2024.
Allowable Grant Activities
Selected grantees under this opportunity must use funding to support work that is addressing food insecurity or hunger in Native communities.
- Examples of allowable activities under this funding opportunity include, but are not limited to:
- Building on needed or existing infrastructure
- Supporting logistics (e.g., food safety, food processing, packaging, transportation)
- Capacity building for the organization and staff (e.g., specialized trainings, transportation)
- Networking (e.g., for food recovery to collect edible, safe foods that would otherwise be discarded and, instead, distribute them to hungry families)
- Accessing healthy foods traditional to a Native diet
- Types of eligible applicants include, but are not limited to:
- All grantees must be in the United States.
Examples of unallowable activities under this funding opportunity include:
- Capital construction projects (including the construction, purchase, renovation, and/or furnishing of facilities)
- Funding of individuals
- Development campaigns
- Scholarships or tuition assistance
For more information, visit First Nations Development Institute.