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Indigenous Food Systems Community of Practice

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

First Nations Development Institute, Melvin Consulting PLLC, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
Feb 12, 2024

Erin Olschewski


This opportunity is a community of practice for grantmakers, lenders, and investors who are committed to investing in indigenous communities with a specific focus on agriculture and food systems.

Participants will:

  • Interact, learn, and build relationships with Native American practitioners, organizations, and communities offering food systems solutions
  • Share and sharpen their skills and strategies for investing in indigenous partners who are leading sustainable agriculture and food systems work
  • Build awareness of and respond to the historic, structural, current, and philanthropic barriers that native communities and tribal governments face in obtaining funding
  • Network with other funders committed to investing in Indigenous communities

Meeting dates:

  • April 16-17, 2024: In person meeting in New Mexico
  • May 22, 2024 (12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Mountain): Virtual Session 1
  • June 26, 2024 (12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Mountain): Virtual Session 2
  • August 14, 2024 (12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Mountain): Virtual Session 3
  • September 4, 2024 (12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Mountain): Virtual Session 4
  • Optional Attendance at FNDI Summit in person (dates to be determined)

Eligible participants are grantmakers, lenders, and investors who are committed to investing in indigenous communities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The cost of participating in the community of practice is $4,500. A $500 deposit is required at the time of registration. Contact if the cost of participating is prohibitive.

The group is limited to 15 participants.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Food security and nutrition · Fundraising · Grant writing · Networking and collaboration

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