2018 Tradition Bearers for Bio-cultural Diversity

The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is thrilled to announce the 2018 Tradition Bearers for Biocultural Diversity Fellows! This Fellowship advances the opportunity for Indigenous leaders to focus on, reflect, and contemplate the trajectory of their work. Special thanks to the Christensen Fund for their outstanding partnership in providing this opportunity.  

Tradition Bearers for Bio-cultural Diversity Fellowship

Native American / First Nations individuals who are grounded culturally and in community are the focus of this Fellowship. They seldom have the financial resources and time for deeper contemplation in their own culture or the chance to engage and explore new skills and empower their leadership. The Tradition Bearers for Bio-cultural Diversity Fellowship provides support for individual Indigenous leaders to focus on, reflect, and contemplate the trajectory of their work in stewardship for biological diversity and cultural identity. Awards of $10,000 each to two applicants.

Building Power & Optimizing Impact Initiative

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples invites emerging Native community based organizations located on (or adjacent to and serving) the reservation communities in: Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and/or South Dakota to apply for $12,500 of support under the Building Power and Optimizing Impact Initiative. Seventh Generation Fund Affiliate Projects may apply for $5,00 in grant support.

Thriving Women's Initiative

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples’ requests proposals for Thriving Women’s Initiative for projects that nurture and support the health and vitality of Indigenous women, girls, and families. Applications should include work that supports traditional birthing and midwifery practices; restoring traditional herbal medicines; cultural food systems; revitalizing intergenerational wisdom exchanges; coming of age ceremonies; and Native women generated approaches to empowerment, healing and traditional practices.

Events, Convenings & Technical Assistance

Through the years, one of our most appropriate roles has developed into that of “convener”. We have taken the lead to coordinate and bring together, for peer centered learning and exchange, thousands of Indigenous leaders, artists, culture bearers, youth, elders and activists through a vast array of specially-focused events.

How to Apply

Learn how to apply for a grant from SGF by reviewing the handout we created of Grant Making Guidelines as well as Selection Criteria, and download the grant application. Please read and review all materials before submitting a grant proposal for consideration, as incomplete grant applications are difficult to process.  

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  • How to Apply

    Learn how to apply for a grant from SGF by reviewing the handout we created of Grant Making Guidelines as well as Selection Criteria, and download the grant application.

  • Affiliate Program

    Affiliates are organizations who come “in-house” into our organization usually because they are emerging programs (less than five years old) or do not yet have the staff or capacity to run

  • Events, Convenings & Technical Assistance

    Through the years, one of our most appropriate roles has developed into that of “convener”.

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