Submit Projects on Safety, Health and Vitality of Indigenous Women, Girls and Families

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Deadline: 11 October 2019

The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is inviting Indigenous women-led, community-based projects that empower Native Peoples to address gender violence and restore wellness (individual, family, and community) for its Thriving Women Program.

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Priority Areas

Applications should include work related to any or all of the following areas:

  • Birthkeeping, Motherhood, and Kinship: Projects centralize traditional birthing systems, motherhood, and kinship-building, such as midwifery, prenatal community education, and sisterhood convenings/groups.
  • Cultural Continuity: Projects support Native Identity development and cultural education of women and girls, such as on ancestral languages, traditional foods and lands, coming-of-age ceremonies, Indigenous concepts of gender and community roles, and other cultural activities.
  • A World Without Violence Against Women: Projects include leadership development, emergency shelter and crisis support services, issue advocacy, educational workshops, and traditional approaches to healing and protection.

Grant Range

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  • $1,000 to $30,000 for the Contiguous United States, Native Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • $10,000 – 50,000 for Native Alaska

Eligible Projects

Potential projects may include:

  • Reviving subsistence and traditional food systems
  • Traditional health and wellness practices (birthkeeping, healing, arts, dancing, etc.) Gendered violence issue advocacy (events, workshops, campaigns, etc.)
  • Culturally appropriate crisis services/trauma support
  • Multi-generational leadership gatherings
  • Bolstering coming-of-age ceremonies
  • Exploring the link between extractive industries and violence against Native women/girls

Eligibility Criteria

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Organizations that wish to apply must adhere to the following:

  • Be a non-profit organization with 501(3)(c) tax-exemption status. Community based projects that do not have non-profit status are welcome to contact SGF regarding Affiliate Program / Fiscal Administration for consideration of our Affiliate Program.
  • Engagement, Leadership & Decision-making – 80% or more Indigenous Board of Directors, with majority Indigenous women, and an Indigenous Executive Director.
  • Emerge directly from the community and are led by the Indigenous Peoples impacted by the project.
  • Be in good standing with the Seventh Generation Fund.

How to Apply

Required application materials, directions, and Proposal Coversheet must be submitted either via postal or email at the address given on the website.

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For more information, please visit http://www.7genfund.org/thriving-women

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