Fertile Ground Grant Program

Seeds of Native Health, AHA, AICAF

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 prioritiesAdvocacy and policy strategies that address improving health outcomesAccess to healthy foodFood 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.

Funding Amount
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.