Tribe or Nonprofit? We Have Resources for You

Grantseeker Resources

One of First Nations Development Institute’s focus areas is strengthening tribal and community institutions. As such, we provide direct grants, training and technical assistance to our grantees under various programs, plus we offer numerous other free resources on our website to help any tribe or Native nonprofit organization.

Recently our experts pre-recorded a webinar called Government Grantwriting from A to Z. It was made possible through generous support from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as part of its ongoing commitment to capacity building for Native nonprofits and tribal government programs, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Catalyzing Community Giving initiative. The webinar is part of the First Nations Knowledge webinar series. It features presentations by First Nations Development Officer Alice Botkin and consultant Marian Quinlan, CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive).

Logo JPG largeThe webinar recording, a copy of the PowerPoint (PDF), and the handouts (PDF) can be accessed at this link: The handouts include links to online resources, relevant email lists, logic model resources, a sample logic model, data resources, a sample budget form and other items.

The webinar is set up in four sections. For ease in navigating through the recording, here are the times when the various sections begin and end:

  • Introduction and Account Setup: Webinar Beginning to 11:15
  • Finding and Applying for Federal Grants: 11:15 to 21:10
  • Application Forms and Documents: 21:10 to 55:00
  • After the Application: 55:00 to Webinar End


You can also find other valuable webinars on the page (click on the “Previous Webinars” link for any given year) as well as other important free resources in the First Nations Knowledge Center at

Other Helpful Materials

We also have specific, written “grantseeker” resources that are freely available on our website. They are here: and they include information that is specific to applying for grants from First Nations, plus additional information that is relevant to seeking grants from any foundation or organization.

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