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Help Grassroots Native Organizations Meet the Challenge!

Longmont, Colorado (December 12, 2016) – We have incredible news! Again this year, a generous donor has announced that they will MATCH contributions for each Native American-led organization featured on NativeGiving.org up to $500 each from December 12, 2016, to January 31, 2017.

Created by and for Native people, this 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. NativeGiving.org was developed by First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) because it recognizes that Native American youth are the very future of our communities.  Ensuring their well-being is crucial to the prosperity of Native communities. All of the participating organizations have been vetted by First Nations' grantmaking process, one that has been around for more than 20 years.

Will you please help them meet their matching-gift challenge? Your gift of $10 will become $20 with the match, and $20 will become $40. Double your impact today!

If you make a donation to any of the organizations through the NativeGiving.org fundraising platform, it will be matched by this generous donor – dollar for dollar – until we hit a total of $500 in gifts for each of the eight organizations. That’s $4,000 in additional funding for Native organizations! Give today to double the impact of your gift to any one or more of these organizations.

And, of course, your gift to us is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Give on or before December 31 to qualify for 2016 tax benefits!

Beyond the match, your gift will have even more power! That’s because each of the organizations is eligible for additional incentives that will help further their missions. A generous donor has pledged to award the following prizes: The Community Investment Award for the organization that raises the highest amount of support (1st Prize $600, 2nd Prize $400), the Impact Award for the organization that enlists the highest number of gifts (1st Prize $600, 2nd Prize $400) and the Engagement Award for the organization with the highest number of supporters who gave in prior years (1st Prize $600, 2nd Prize $400). That’s an additional $3,000 that will be invested in grassroots initiatives! Help one of these organizations earn more funding by giving today!

Please give now, because match and prize opportunities will end at midnight on January 31, 2017. A gift to a grassroots Native initiative on NativeGiving.org will allow organizations to greatly increase their reach and effectiveness in each of their communities. #GiveNative today!

About NativeGiving.org

NativeGiving.org is a project of First Nations Development Institute. NativeGiving.org is dedicated to strengthening and improving the lives of Native children and families while raising awareness of the needs of the communities we serve. Consistent with Native American values of sharing and reciprocity, the goal of this unique initiative is to increase giving to philanthropic efforts in Native communities. NativeGiving.org aims to direct more investments to worthy nonprofits such as those featured on the site. The featured nonprofits have developed successful and innovative projects that promote educated kids, healthy kids and secure families.

 

Find a great organization to support and double your gift!

 


 

New NativeGiving.org Website Launched to Help Small Nonprofits

For 34 years, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has been serving Native American communities across the U.S. – from coast to coast and border to border. We’ve supported them with grants, projects, training and other assistance that helps them improve their economic prospects moving forward.

At First Nations, we recognize that ensuring the success of our youth is crucial to the prosperity and health of Native communities. That’s why we are very proud to launch a completely new effort – NativeGiving.org -  to promote a group of our current and past grantees who are focused on promoting the health and well-being of our most valuable resource – our youth. NativeGiving.org is dedicated to strengthening and improving the lives of Native children and families while raising awareness of the critical needs in the communities we serve.

Our goal with this new web platform is to directly link small and worthy Native American organizations with individual donors like you, so these nonprofits can grow, quickly develop their capacity, and expand their efforts. These organizations have been vetted by First Nations' grantmaking process, one that has been around for more than 20 years. 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.

The NativeGiving.org website features five organizations that have developed successful and innovative projects that promote “Educated Kids, Healthy Kids and Secure Families.”  They are:

On the site, you can research these organizational profiles and financially support one or more of them. First Nations will incur all processing, administrative and handling costs. Thus, 100% of the gifts made to these groups will go to furthering your selected organization’s mission. Your gift is also tax-deductible as allowed by law.

NativeGiving.org was made possible with generous underwriting provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation believes that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, so it works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

The Original Giving Platform Created to Support Native Communities