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Native Voices Rising – 2018 Grant Period is Now Open!

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The Common Counsel Foundation and Native Americans in Philanthropy are pleased to announce that the 2018 Native Voices Rising (NVR) grant pool is now open for both donors and potential grantees. NVR is now accepting grant applications. We encourage all Native-led groups that have a membership base in the community, work to develop leadership, and take collective action to win progressive social change to apply.

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 created, a total of nearly $650,000 has been awarded to over 45 grassroots Native community organizations that are involved in organizing and advocacy. Previous grantees are collectively engaging thousands of community members across ten states. 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.

Potential grantees can find application and eligibility guidelines here. More information on how to apply can be found at

The application deadline is August 3, 2018.

A “How to Apply” Webinar will also be hosted on July 2nd at 11am PST. Please use this link to register for the webinar. The webinar will cover background on Native Voices Rising, important dates in the process, and how to apply using the on-line system – and answer any questions you bring to the session!

*NOTE: the July 2 webinar will be recorded, and made available for viewing at; by registering, you will receive an email when it’s been posted on the website.Afterwards, the recorded version of the webinar will be posted to the NVR website.

Donors that would like to join us in making a difference in Indian Country can contribute online at or by contacting Common Counsel Foundation.

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