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Dec 09, 2015, 08:00 ET Help Native Grassroots Organizations Meet the Challenge!

 We have incredible news that will help Native children and families during this season of giving! A generous donor has announced that they...


Feb 03, 2015, 08:00 ET Comcast NBCUniversal Commits $2 Million in Airtime to First Nations Development Institute

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced that Comcast NBCUniversal has provided airtime valued at $2 million to...


Nov 21, 2014, 16:52 ET First Nations Development Institute Applauds Navajo Junk-Food Tax as a National Precedent

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), a national Native American nonprofit organization that works to improve Native economies and...


Nov 01, 2014, 07:00 ET Celebrate Native American Month with Favorite Quotations and Movies

November is Native American Heritage Month. In recognition, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has created a list of favorite...


Oct 20, 2014, 12:22 ET Native Agriculture & Food Systems College Scholarship Program Launched

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today launched the new "First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program"...


Sep 17, 2014, 08:00 ET First Nations-NUIFC Partnership Awards Second-Year Grants to Four Urban Indian Centers

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) today announced they have selected...


Sep 16, 2014, 08:00 ET "Grantmaking in Indian Country" Report Highlights Large Unmet Funding Need for Native American Agriculture and Food Systems Projects

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has released a new report titled "Grantmaking in Indian Country: Trends from the Native...


Aug 14, 2014, 08:00 ET First Nations & NUIFC Receive Additional $50,000 Comcast Foundation Grant to Supplement Urban Indian Capacity-Building Project

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) today announced they have received a...


Aug 06, 2014, 08:00 ET W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant to First Nations Will Help Build Capacity of Local & Regional Nonprofits

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has been awarded a $306,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan,...


Jul 09, 2014, 08:00 ET First Nations Development Institute Again Awarded Charity Navigator's Top 4-Star Rating

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has been awarded Charity Navigator's coveted four-star rating for a third year in a row, in...


May 21, 2014, 08:00 ET First Nations Development Institute Awards $100,000 to Support Food Security For Native American Seniors in Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota and Wisconsin

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has awarded four grants to Native American communities in Arizona, New...


Mar 26, 2014, 08:00 ET Comcast Foundation Donates $2 Million in Airtime to First Nations Development Institute

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced the Comcast Foundation has donated $2 million in airtime on Comcast's Xfinity...


Feb 13, 2014, 08:00 ET First Nations and NUIFC Receive $50,000 Comcast Foundation Grant Supplementing Joint National Urban Indian Capacity Building Project

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) today announced they have received a...


Feb 12, 2014, 08:00 ET Report Finds Great Value in VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Sites Serving Native Americans

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are a useful tool for providing free tax-preparation services to low- and moderate-income people and...


Dec 04, 2013, 08:00 ET Second Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit Scheduled for April 2014

Following up on the popularity of the April 2013 Native Food Sovereignty Summit, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), the Oneida...


Nov 12, 2013, 08:00 ET Targeting the 78% of American Indians/Alaska Natives Who Live Off Reservation, First Nations-NUIFC Partnership Awards Grants to Three Urban Indian Centers

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) today announced they have selected three...


Nov 07, 2013, 14:30 ET Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance Formed to Address the Immediate Need to Restore Native Food Systems

 A new alliance has been formed that will address food security, hunger and nutrition in Native American communities. The Native American...


Oct 09, 2013, 13:15 ET First Nations Development Institute Grants $400,000 to 23 Native American Organizations

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced the selection of 23 American Indian and Alaska Native organizations to receive...


May 23, 2013, 08:00 ET First Nations Development Institute Receives $1.1 Million Grant from The Kresge Foundation to Boost Capacity of Urban American Indian Organizations

 First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has received a grant of $1.1 million from The Kresge Foundation of...


Apr 17, 2013, 08:00 ET 'My Green' Campaign Helps Native Youth Take Charge of Their Money

 It's called "Minor's Trust," "Big Money" or "18 Money," and for a number of Native American youth, it represents a blessing and a curse....


Mar 26, 2013, 08:00 ET First Nations Development Institute Awards $375,000 to 10 Native Food Projects

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has awarded a new round of grants totaling $375,000 to 10 Native American...


Feb 04, 2013, 08:00 ET Formation of New 'Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance' Moving Ahead Following Introductory Webinar That Drew Nearly 200 National Participants

A new Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance is actively being formed following a successful introductory webinar about the effort that was held...


Jan 03, 2013, 08:00 ET First Nations Development Institute Receives Support from Comcast Valued at $1 Million-Plus

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has received $20,000 from the Comcast Foundation to fund production of...


Jul 18, 2012, 06:00 ET First Nations Development Institute Awards $450,000 to 11 Native Food-System Projects

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has awarded a new round of grants totaling $450,000 to 11 American Indian,...


Jul 10, 2012, 06:00 ET First Nations Development Institute Grants $300,000 to Support Native American Agriculture and Food Systems Projects

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has awarded 10 grants totaling $300,000 through its Native Agriculture and Food Systems...