Community Self-Determination grant program – Jul 15

Posted by NDN Collective on June 11, 2024

NDN Collective invites applications for Community Self-Determination grant program

The NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building, and narrative change, the organization aims to create sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms.

The organization invites applications for its Community Self-Determination grant program, which invests in the self-determination of Indigenous people working in their community to Defend, Develop, and Decolonize as well as the fortification of self-determined efforts to create a just, equitable, and sustainable world for all people and Mother Earth. Community Self-Determination Grants are intended to support, strengthen, and invest in the long-term visions, sustainability, and building of collective power of Indigenous Tribal Nations, Pueblos, tribal communities, grassroots movements and Indigenous-led organizations. While the organization considers national efforts, it intentionally prioritizes grassroots, community-based efforts and solutions.

Applicants are encouraged to describe your community self-determination efforts within one of the following strategic focus areas:

Defend: Indigenous Peoples, communities, and nations defend and protect the land, air, water and natural resources. Efforts may include but are not limited to protecting sovereignty, landback efforts, water, and natural resources.

Develop: Indigenous Peoples, communities, and nations are developed in a resilient, regenerative and sustainable manner based on our values and connection to land, culture and identity. Efforts may include but are not limited to community and economic development/resilience based on sustainable, regenerative principles, climate change solutions and mitigation.

Decolonize: Indigenous ceremonies, cultures, languages, and ways of life are revitalized, recognized and celebrated. Efforts may include, but are not limited to reclamation, transmission and continuity of language, culture, ceremonial practices, traditional governance and decision-making structures, and lifeways.

Grants of up to $125,000 per year for up to two years will be awarded. Significant, flexible, multi-year funding will include the infusion of general operating support, power building, capital and holistic support for comprehensive initiatives, specific programs and community development based on regenerative principles. A total of $4 million in funding is available, and while national organizations are eligible to apply, NDN prioritizes community-based efforts.

Eligible applicants include Indigenous communities across Turtle Island, also known as North America, and related Island Nations. This includes Tribes, First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and Indigenous-led nonprofit organizations across the post-colonial borders of Canada; Mexico; the continental United States; Alaska; and the Island Nations of Hawai’i, Borikén/Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Registration closes on July 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. CT. Applicants must register by the deadline to apply, with applications due July 17, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. CT.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the NDN Collective website.

Deadline: July 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. CT

More in "Grant Opportunities"

Stay Current in Philly's Higher Education and Nonprofit Sector

We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.