Philanthropic Partnership launches new grants program to support positive social change


Last updated 6/17/2015 at 9:29am

Rising Voices / Hótȟaŋiŋpi

“It is worth underscoring that in Native communities direct services were considered by many groups to be essential to their community organizing and advocacy work,” says Carly Hare. “Only .03 percent of charitable funding goes to Native causes, as reported by the Foundation Center,” remarked Laura Livoti, CEO of Common Counsel Foundation, “We are interested in seeing this increase in the next decade.”

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Native Americans in Philanthropy and Common Counsel Foundation announce the launch of Native Voices Rising (NVR), a research and regranting project designed to support organizing and advocacy in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.

Native Voices Rising establishes a mechanism for donors to invest in organizations led by Native people through a funding vehicle whose decision makers are members of Native communities. NVR funding is informed by its newly released report “A Case For Funding Native Led Change,” which identified 146 non-profit...

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