Building Equity for Native Communities

Equipping philanthropy with resources to maximize investments in Indigenous communities in the U.S.

Photos by Kisha Bari

COVID-19 and Native Communities

Native Americans in Philanthropy has built a resource center to keep track of the latest information and response funds for Native communities and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.

You can also check out Candid’s coronavirus pop-up page for resources to help support your work during this challenging time.

Visit NAP COVID-19 Resource Center

Funding for Native Americans from 2006 – Present

  • XXXFoundations and Public Charities
  • $XX BTotal Dollar Value of Grants
  • XXX Grants
  • XXX Recipient Organizations

Of all philanthropic funding by large U.S. foundations, only 0.4% on average is directed to Native communities.

How can we improve this?

Native 101

Changing the Narrative

Sharing truth about Native resiliency and replacing false narratives

Native Timeline

Expanding your understanding of history through a Native lens

Investments in Action

Promoting equity and supporting solutions led by and for Native communities

Funding Map

See how funders are investing in Native communities and organizations. Filter data by geographic location, subject, and more through our interactive funding map.

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Take Action

Put your learning into practice. Take your next steps to ally with Native organizations and support their work.

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"For Native communities, our work is based on connection, relationship, and love. Philanthropy must work to heal divisions. Money must be a tool for building relationships and love, rather than a tool for exploitation or power."

- Edgar Villanueva (Lumbee), Schott Foundation for Public Education

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