Grants of up to $100,000 per year, with commitments up to two years, are available to Indigenous-led organizations working in the defense, development, and/or decolonization of Indigenous Peoples and the planet.

Community Self-Determination Grants now available

Letters of Interest (LOIs) are due by 5pm MST on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Invitations for full applications, if selected, are expected to be released by Tuesday, September 28, 2021.   Applicants will be notified of either an invitation or declination at that time.  Final applications are due by 5pm MST on Monday, October 25, 2021.

Final Selections are expected by mid-November 2021. Community Self-Determination Project start dates will begin on or around December 1, 2021.

NDN Collective’s mission is to build the collective power of Indigenous Peoples, communities and nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet.

NDN works to transform systems, shift power and generate sustainable solutions through the following three core strategies:


Indigenous Peoples, communities and nations defend and protect our land, air, water and natural resources.


Indigenous Peoples, communities and nations are developed in a regenerative and sustainable manner based on our values and connection to land, culture and identity.


Indigenous ceremonies, cultures, languages and ways of life are revitalized, recognized and celebrated.