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Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Deadline: June 7, 2019

The Seventh Generation Fund directs grant support to culturally-grounded Indigenous community organizing efforts initiated and led by the communities impacted. It recognizes that Indigenous Peoples, communities, and nations understand the issues they face and are best suited to design solutions and programs that remedy the Fund’s concerns. The Fund makes grants through the following programs:

  • Community Empowerment and Cultural Vitality: Supporting strategies for building viable, culturally-ecologically-economically healthy communities grounded in Indigenous language, creative expression, lifeways, and worldviews.
  • Thriving Women: Amplifying Native women-led work around birthkeeping, motherhood, kinship systems, cultural continuity, and reclaiming a world without violence against Native women. Prioritizing the response to, prevention of, and healing from violence against Native women and recognizing that health is connected with the vitality of Mother Earth.
  • Land Defenders and Water Protectors: Supporting Native led actions against incursions, unwanted development, and extractive industries as well as threats to sacred sites in Indigenous communities, lands, and territories. Land Defenders and Water Protectors grants will be available for Indigenous Peoples’ community based organizations doing frontline advocacy and peaceful direct actions responding to the desecration of Mother Earth.

In addition to the grants programs mentioned above, the Fund offers the following two programs that accept applications on an ongoing basis:

  • Traveling Song Initiative provides grants to support travel for Indigenous Peoples’ participation in regional, national, and international meetings, advocacy, skills building, and decision making opportunities
  • Mini Grants of up to $500 (focus areas not defined)

Amount: Grant ranges per program are:

  • Thriving Women’s Program: Grants range up to $30,000
  • Land Defender and Water Protector Program and Community Empowerment and Cultural Vitality Program: Grants range up to $10,000
  • Traveling Song Initiative: Grants range up to $5,000
  • Mini Grants: Grants range up to $500

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations or organizations with fiscal sponsorship or other tax-exempt status. Organizations must have a minimum of 80% of Indigenous board of directors and also must have an Indigenous Executive Director.

Link: http://www.7genfund.org/apply-grant

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