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Native Youth and Culture Fund

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First Nations Development Institute
Nov 10, 2022

First Nations Development Institute provides grants for native-controlled organizations that work with youth by giving them a sense of place and tradition in the community. The rationale for the program is that the health and well-being of youth will determine the future health and well-being of the overall community. The focus is rural and reservation-based communities.

Priority areas include:

  • Preserving, strengthening, or renewing cultural and/or spiritual practices, beliefs, and values
  • Engaging both youth and elders in activities that demonstrate methods for documenting traditional knowledge systems, practices, and/or beliefs
  • Increasing youth leadership and their capacity to lead through integrated educational or mentoring programs
  • Increasing access to and sharing of cultural customs and beliefs through the use of appropriate technologies (traditional and/or modern), as a means of reviving or preserving tribal language, arts, history, or other culturally relevant topic

Applicants must be located in the United States and U.S. Territories and must be native-controlled nonprofit organizations or native-controlled community organizations. Native-controlled is defined as the majority (more than 50%) of the organization's Board of Directors is tribally affiliated.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Up to $20,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Leadership · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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