The NDN CAF grants will support efforts that include community organizing, amplification of community voices, and utilize a wide variety of tactics imperative to shifting the political and financial systems that are impacting our communities.
Areas of emphasis may include: climate justice and racial equity efforts, challenging the extractive industry, accelerating the just energy transition in Indigenous communities, healing justice work within the movement, training the next generation of community organizers, and specific Landback efforts that connect, coordinate, resource and amplify the movement and communities that are fighting for Landback; the reclamation and return of Indigenous lands to Indigenous hands. Direct expenses may include funding for travel, supplies, equipment, consultants, contractual services and staff that support various forms of NVDA (non-violent direct action), i.e.; marches, camps, boycotts, prayer vigils as a form of resistance, organizing or protest to affect change. Action may also include community-based response to climate events such as flooding, fires, earthquakes.
The average grant award is $15,000 but can range up to $30,000.
Grant Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis between April and October by clicking here.