NativeGiving.org Challenge Met!

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Star 4 500pxWe are delighted to report that all eight www.NativeGiving.org cohort members met the $500 matching-gift challenge during the campaign period from December 2016 through January 2017. Congratulations to College of Menominee Nation, Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School, Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Oyate Teca Project, STAR School, Sustainable Molokai, Tewa Women United, and Zuni Youth Enrichment Project!

TWU group 500pxBecause of the generosity and commitment of so many individuals, the NativeGiving.org cohort collectively raised $17,827. With the $4,000 match ($500 for each of the eight participating organization) and six incentive prizes totaling $3,000, that’s $24,827 designated to the participating eight organizations that focus on supporting children and families. Your generous support will go a long way in furthering their critical work at the grassroots level.

Photo by D.Kakkak

Photo by D.Kakkak

Created by and for Native people, the NativeGiving.org giving platform exists to raise awareness of the remarkable initiatives making a real difference in the lives of Native children and families. All of the participating organizations are small, community-based nonprofits that rely on grants and generous donations to do good work in their communities. Consistent with Native American values of sharing and reciprocity, this unique website aims to increase Native philanthropic efforts by expanding the reach of these local efforts, with the general goal of improving overall charitable giving to Native causes.

DSCN3375 500pxNativeGiving.org was developed and piloted by First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) because it recognizes that Native American youth are the very future of our communities. We would also like to thank the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the NoVo Foundation for their support of this project. You can learn more about the goals of NativeGiving.org here: http://www.nativegiving.org/about.