Grantmaking Opportunities

Honoring and advancing the self-determination of Indigenous Peoples. 

NDN Collective Grantmaking Opportunities

Radical Imagination Artist Grants

Grant awards are provided to individual artists who are deeply engaged with their communities to inspire and develop radical, alternative visions for the future and who are emphasizing solution building  for Indigenous/Racial Justice.  

This includes Artists, Creatives, Culture-bearers, Storytellers of any genre who:

Grant cycle – Letters of Interest (LOI) process for 2022 closed in June. Radical Imagination Artists will be selected in August 2022 with the new cohort of artists beginning September 1, 2022.  For more information click here

Changemaker Fellowship

Indigenous Leaders working in their communities are provided with support to defend, develop or decolonize through one-year fellowships, providing investment in their leadership, personal and professional growth and development.

Grant cycle – Grant applications will open in September 2022. Changemaker Fellows selections will be made in February 2023 with the new cohort of fellows beginning April 1, 2023.

Community Self-Determination Grants

Grant awards are provided to Tribal Nations, communities and organizations as an investment in Indigenous power and a means to support and foster community based solutions and decision-making.  Significant, multi-year grant support is intended to advance community-based priorities and solutions most aligned with the strategies of  Defend, Develop and Decolonize.  A wide-range of priority areas can be supported, with an emphasis on regenerative principles of community growth and sustainability, particularly those that are addressing climate change. 

Grant cycle – Letters of Interest (LOI) process closed in August 2022, with full Grant Applications invited to those selected in early September 2022. Community Self-Determination Grant  selections will be made in October  2022 with grant terms beginning November 1, 2022. For more information click here.

Community Action Fund

Frontline organizers and movements are supported in their work to defend, develop and decolonize.  Modest urgent response grants are provided to groups and individuals most impacted by local challenges, ensuring that resources and decision-making ability lies with those most affected by the results and most equipped to solve immediate challenges.

The Community Action Fund Grant is available on an ongoing basis as funds are available, with online applications due around the 1st of each month,  April – October. Community Action Fund grant inquiries November -March can be made at:  [email protected] For more information click here.

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