Our Philanthropic Mission
Our mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. We invest in and create innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.
Who We Are
For more than 34 years, First Nations Development Institute has educated and supported hundreds of Native communities by providing the training tools, program models and financial resources required for creating, strengthening and retaining community-based Native nonprofit and tribal organizations.
What We Do
With the support of individuals, foundations, corporate and tribal donors, First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance & training, advocacy & policy, and direct financial grants in five key areas:
Achieving Native Financial Empowerment
Investing in Native Youth
Strengthening Native Nonprofits
Native American Business & Asset Development
Nourishing Native Foods & Health
To learn more about our organization and why we are invested in strengthening Native economies, visit our website at www.firstnations.org.