Published July 26, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS – Native Voices Rising (NVR) provides general operating support grants to strengthen Native-led organizations in the United States. This grantmaking collaborative between Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Common Counsel Foundation is designed to support organizing, advocacy and civic engagement in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. To-date a total of nearly $410,000 has been awarded to 43grassroots Native community organizations that are involved in a organizing and advocacy.
Previous grantees are collectively engaging thousands of community members across ten states. They focus on a wide range of critical issues, from human and civil rights, to reproductive justice, environmental health and sacred sites protection. Past NVR grantees had a significant presence at Standing Rock, advocating against the Dakota Access pipeline for the protection of land, water, and the recognition of Native sovereignty.
NVR is open until AUGUST 2, 2017 for applications by Native-led groups with a membership base in the community that have a leadership development program and seek to take collective action to win progressive social change.
Donors that would like to add funds to this years pool can contribute online
or contact Common Counsel Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Grantees can find more information and apply at www.NativeVoicesRising.org
. NVR will make grants of up to $10,000 to support grassroots organizing led by Native communities.