First Nations Development Institute and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC), based in Seattle, Washington, recently partnered on a three-year program to build the capacity and effectiveness of urban American Indian/Alaska Native nonprofit organizations. The project is made possible by a grant from the The Kresge Foundation.
In August, First Nations and NUIFC came together to sign the necessary memorandum of undertanding for the partnership, and a few days later we launched the request for proposals for organizations to apply for grants.
Shown here signing the documents are First Nations President Michael Roberts (right), with (L to R) Nichole Maher, who is chair of NUIFC board and president of the Northwest Health Foundation in Portland, Oregon; and Janeen Comenote, executive director of NUIFC.
First Nations and NUIFC will be announcing the first-year grantees soon.