Monday, August 11, 2014

Grant Opportunity for Indigenous-Led, Community-Based Projects and Organizations

The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is offering grants from $600 to $5,000 for Indigenous-initiated and -led community-based organizations and projects. Proposals must come from a Native American or Indigenous peoples' organization or initiative that accomplishes its work within the community it serves.

Sponsored work should be designed so that leadership and decision-making are vested directly in the people in whose community the project is centered and who are affected by the initiative. Efforts should incorporate a focus on building the capacity of Native American and indigenous peoples’ organizations, as well as community members themselves.

Applications are being solicited in the following areas:

  • Sustainable Communities: Supports Native grassroots community-based projects striving for holistic community health and renewal.
  • Arts and Cultural Expression: Provides support to grassroots Native communities and cultural arts organizations. Priority is given to holistic community health and cultural renewal efforts using traditional and contemporary art forms to express cultural diversity.
  • Environmental Health & Justice: Supports Native peoples involved in frontline grassroots action, advocacy for environmental and social justice, and community organizing.
  • Intergenerational Leadership Initiative: Supports Native youth, elders, and cultural leaders engaged in community organizing work related to cultural health, environmental justice, and social equity.
  • Women’s Leadership: Supports efforts to advocate for and protect the role of women as leaders in Native communities.
  • Human Rights: Supports the creation and continuation of strategic alliances between Indigenous Peoples to empower them to participate in all forms and levels of human rights advocacy.

Proposals are due on September 15, 2014. For complete program guidelines, eligibility and application instructions, click here.

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