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Native Voices Rising – 2020 Grant Period is Now Open!

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The Common Counsel Foundation and Native Americans in Philanthropy are pleased to announce that the Native Voices Rising (NVR) Fall 2020 grant pool is now open for both donors and potential applicants. NVR is now accepting grant applications. We 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 awards will average about $25,000 of general support funds, with an expected grant range size of $20,000 to $30,000, 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 $2M of funding to grassroots, Native-led organizations that are involved in organizing and advocacy. To date, Native Voices Rising has supported over 100 grant partners who 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.

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

The application deadline is August 27, 2020 at 11:59pm PST.
Applications can be accessed on the online grant portal.

We also invite those interested in donating to support Native-led change to join the pooled funding of Native Voices Rising. By investing in Native Voices Rising, donors shift power to Native community leaders by way of NVR’s participatory grantmaking process and become part of a learning community aiming to increase knowledge and visibility of Native communities. Tax-deductible contributions can be made online at or by contacting Common Counsel Foundation staff.