Native Voices Rising – Announcing 2019 Grant Awards

Native Voices Rising (NVR), a collaborative partnership between Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) and Common Counsel Foundation (CCF), is pleased to announce the granting of $500,000 to 51 Native-led groups empowering American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities across the United States to advance Native-led, community-defined solutions both on and off the reservation. NVR has more than doubled the initial funds disbursed in 2013. By 2021, Native Voices Rising has a vision of disbursing $1M in grant awards to support Native-led groups. A full list of this year’s grant awards can be found here.

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, Native Voices Rising has provided close to $1 million to Native-led organizations.