Fertile Ground Grant Program

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
Seeds of Native Health, AHA, AICAF
Description: 

Deadline Passed 12/19/2017. Deadline for 2018 Unknown.The new Fertile Ground Grant Program funds tribes, Native advocates, Native youth, and Native-led organizations to create sustainable community health improvements through nutrition and food sovereignty efforts. The grants of up to $35,000 will provide support for:

  • Native-led convenings to identify community health priorities
  • Advocacy and policy strategies that address improving health outcomes
  • Access to healthy food
  • Food sovereignty work rooted in tradition, culture, and Indigenous knowledge.

The program is funded by $100,000 from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community through its Seeds of Native Health philanthropic campaign and $100,000 from the AHA through its Voices for Healthy Kids campaign. AICAF will serve as the intermediary partner and administer the program.

Category: 
nutrition, food sovereignty, community health, tradition, culture, indigenous knowledge
Funding Amount: 
$0-$35,000

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Organization or fiscal sponsor is a U.S. based Tribal nation or a Native American-controlled, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; AND Applicant has successful examples of current and previous efforts focused on improving nutrition, food access, and the health of Native communities; AND Applicant has a well-articulated plan for thoughtful planning and engagement with strategic approaches to policy change for improved nutrition, food access, and wellness, honoring the wisdom and strength of Indigenous culture and traditions.