Foundation / Corporation
First Nations Development Institute
04/09/19 5:00 PM Mountain Time
Grants starting at $75,000 to USA Native-led nonprofits, agencies, and community organizations for programs focusing on health and nutrition. Funding is intended to support Native-based advocacy efforts to promote innovative policies and policymaking ideas that will benefit Native American nutrition and health by improving access to healthy foods, reducing consumption of sugary beverages and foods, and strengthening food sovereignty work that is rooted in tradition, culture and Indigenous knowledge. Projects should work to improve nutrition and health outcomes, including but not limited to leading community organizing, increasing Native access to healthy foods, nutrition and health outcomes. Youth-led projects are encouraged, as are projects that include engagement of youth advocates
First Nations seeks projects that promote the development and passage of policies and policy systems change. These could include such things as “ground-softening” efforts and campaigns focused on increasing access to healthy, affordable and Native-produced food, or improving nutrition and health outcomes for Native peoples. Selection will favor activities that demonstrate:
- Innovative changes to existing policies or new policies in Indian Country and/or affecting Native people regarding improving nutrition and health outcomes.
- That they can help strengthen Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian communities.
- A clear focus of advocacy campaigns that advance a specific public policy or policy systems change.
- Strong leadership that reflects the community served.
- Projects involving community organizing around access to healthy foods, nutrition and other health outcomes.
- Direct engagement of target audiences within the planning, implementation and evaluation process.
For additional information regarding selection criteria, see:
To support the success of Native grantees and advocates, the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF), a Native-governed nonprofit organization, will provide technical assistance as a part of this grant. This will include regular consultations with grantees, training, onsite visits and support for grantee convening and planning activities.
Examples of allowable activities under this funding opportunity include, but are not limited to:
- Policy advocacy
- Policy drafting
- Policy implementation
- Policy Research
- “Ground-softening” directly leading to policy work
- Policy meeting.
GrantWatch ID#: 185549
Up to 5
Grants of $75,000 to $100,000 each.
The grant period for this funding opportunity will commence May 1, 2019, and end April 30, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1243?SA=SNA&FID=35203
Submit an email request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Nations Development Institute
2432 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Longmont, CO 80501
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