The Common Counsel Foundation and Native Americans in Philanthropy are pleased to announce that the Native Voices Rising (NVR) project is now accepting applications for the 2019 Native Voices Rising grants. They encourage applications from Native-led groups that have a membership base in the community, work to develop leadership, and take collective action to win progressive social change.
NVR grants provide general operating support of $10,000 to strengthen Native-led organizations in the United States that are improving the lives of their community members. Since inception, NVR has awarded a total of nearly $1M of funding to grassroots, Native-led organizations that are involved in organizing and advocacy. Previous grant partners are collectively engaging thousands of community members across the country. They focus on a wide range of critical issues, from human and civil rights, to reproductive justice, to environmental health, and sacred sites protection. Including specifically the protection of land, water, and the recognition of Native sovereignty. View the proposal guidelines.
To address common questions about the application process, NVR is hosting an informational webinar on June 19, 2019. Afterwards, the recorded version of the webinar will be posted to the NVR website. Applications are due July 19, 2019.