Native Youth and Culture Fund

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
First Nations Development Institute
Description: 

Deadline Passed as of 3/08/2018. Deadline for 2019 Unknown. We are pleased to announce this 2018 Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects that focus on youth and incorporate culture and tradition to address social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health or other social issues. Specifically, we are seeking projects that focus on one or more of these four priority areas: 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, practices and/or beliefs, where culturally appropriate. 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 topics.

Category: 
native youth, elders, culture, tradition, social issues, drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health, education, tribal language, traditional knowledge
Funding Amount: 
$5000-$20,000

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Federal- and State-Recognized Tribal Governments; Native-Controlled 501(c)(3) Nonprofits; Native-Controlled Community Organizations with fiscal sponsorship; and/or Native § 7871 Organizations.
Contact Information: 
Abi Whiteing - awhiteing@firstnations.org Kendall Tallmadge - ktallmadge@firstnations.org.