The First Nations Development Institute offers a variety of grants to Tribal governments, Native-controlled nonprofits, Native-controlled community organizations, and Native 7871 organizations.
These grants are one-time opportunities, but First Nations offer new ones on a regular basis. In fact, it’s offered 19 different grants since 2018.
Right now, First Nations has two active grants. One is specifically for tribes and nonprofits in California helping communities recover from COVID. The second, the Gather Food Sovereignty Grant, will go to tribes or organizations working to improve food systems in Native communities.
If you miss out on these specific grant opportunities, you can always check back for new opportunities. As we said, First Nations has offered quite a few different grants in the last couple years, though they focus on different topics (like language preservation).
And keep in mind that First Nations has more detailed grant funding applications that some other organizations do. The Gather Food Sovereignty Grant, for example, requires a clear budget and timeline proposal, in addition to other application materials. So don’t procrastinate on your First Nations grant application.