The Northland Foundation is seeking applications for its Maada’ookiing Grants to support community members to strengthen culture and community without having to apply on behalf of a formal nonprofit organization or Tribal entity.
Maada'ookiing is an Indigenous-led investment into Indigenous solutions through grassroots grantmaking to individuals.
- Supporting Indigenous Youth
- Strengthening Use of Indigenous Language
- Creating Access to Indigenous Language (digital apps, dictionaries, video projects, and other creative projects)
- Sharing Indigenous Culture/Spiritual Practices and Activities
- Sustaining Tribal Civic Engagement, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination (including non-partisan Get Out the Vote or civic education)
- Shifting the Narrative and Increasing Visibility of Contemporary Indigenous Community
- Promoting Indigenous Leadership Experiences
- Building Indigenous Economy and Entrepreneurship (projects that provide training, networking, and education opportunities)
- Engaging in Indigenous Grassroots Organizing (projects that strengthen community well-being and/or respond to Indigenous community issues)
- Applicants may request a grant of up to $2,500.
- Individuals or small groups who are citizens, descendants, or have kinship ties or affiliation to Indigenous communities for projects or activities within the geographic service area. In recognition of Indigenous identity and community identity, eligibility is defined to be inclusive of the broad relationships of belonging.
The area where the project is happening must be within:
- Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
- Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
- Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
- Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (District I)
- Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (District II)
- Minnesota counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and/or St. Louis
For more information, visit Northland Foundation.
For more information, visit https://northlandfdn.org/special-initiatives/maada-ookiing-grant-details-application.php