Native Voices Rising Announces Latest Grants Supporting Native-Led Change 

Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) and Common Counsel Foundation (CCF) are pleased to announce the 2015 Native Voices Rising (NVR) grant recipients. NVR is a community-driven grant program dedicated to expanding philanthropic support for Native-led change. See the full announcement here: ANNOUNCING 2015 GRANTEES


About Native Voices Rising

Native Voices Rising, a grantmaking collaborative led by Common Counsel Foundation and Native Americans in Philanthropy, is designed to support organizing, advocacy and civic engagement in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.

Research on the state of Native-led organizing and advocacy in the U.S. is now available. The NVR report, “A Case for Native-led Change” provides recommendations for funders interested in providing support to Native-led organizations. It provides case studies highlighting strong organizations, identifies issue areas that are the focus of attention by Native groups and reveals the tactics Native organizations employ while seeking change.

Native Voices Rising establishes a mechanism for funders to invest in organizations led by Native people through a grantmaking vehicle whose decision makers are also members of Native communities. 

From 2013-2015, Native Voices Rising has funded 43 organizations for a total of $410,000.