Native Voices Rising Announces 2015 Grant Cycle
Common Counsel Foundation and Native Americans in Philanthropy are conducting the 2015 winter grantmaking cycle of the Native Voices Rising Fund. Native Voices Rising is an innovative community-guided grantmaking collaborative designed to support organizing, advocacy and voter engagement in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.
The 2015 round of grantmaking will prioritize funding for Native-led organizing and advocacy groups that are actively utilizing civic or voter engagement strategies.
The application period for the 2015 NVR grant cycle is now closed. Proposals were due on August 31, 2015 and the final list of grant recipients will be announced by early December. This website will be updated with new application information as soon as the next grant cycle is announced.
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 32 organizations for a total of $258,400.