NDN Collective Community Action Fund

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.

NDN Collective Community Self Determination Grants

This unprecedented grant opportunity will support and invest in the long-term visions, priorities and power building of Indigenous Nations, communities and Peoples through Indigenous decision-making and leadership. Grants of up to $100,000 per year, with commitments up to two years, are available to Indigenous-led organizations working in the defense, development, and/or decolonization of Indigenous Peoples and the planet, with a maximum grant award of $200,000 for commitments over two years.
NDN Collective’s mission is to build the collective power of Indigenous Peoples, communities and nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet. Tribes, First Nations, Inuit, Metis and Indigenous-led nonprofit organizations across Turtle Island and beyond (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), spanning North America and the post-colonial borders of the United States, Mexico and Canada are eligible to apply.

Letters of Interest (LOIs) are due by 5pm CST on Monday, August 1, 2022. Invitations for full applications, if selected, are expected to be released by Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Applicants will be notified of either an invitation or declination at that time. Final applications are due by 5pm CST on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. 

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