Native Voices Rising Supports COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery by Awarding $1.5 Million to Native-led Nonprofits 

Native Voices Rising (NVR) is pleased to announce $1,500,000 of grant awards to 89 Native-led groups (with nearly half of funds going to new grant partners) 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. Native Voices Rising welcomed 38 new grant partners this cycle. These new partners received grants ranging from $10,000-$30,000, with an average grant size of $19,342. NVR’s returning grant partners each received $15,000, augmenting previous awards made in Spring 2020. Full grant list can be found here.

Native Voices Rising Fall 2020 Grant Cycle is Closed.

Native Voices Rising (NVR) Fall 2020 grant pool is closed. We encourage applicants from Native-led groups that have a membership base in the community, work to develop leadership, and take collective action to win progressive social change to check here for upcoming dates and grant cycles. More information 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 over $2 million to Native-led organizations.