Native Voices Rising Announces 2015 Request for Proposals
Common Counsel Foundation and Native Americans in Philanthropy are pleased to announce the opening of 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. NVR will begin accepting proposals from eligible organizations immediately, with a deadline of August 31, 2015.
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.