Sunday, April 13, 2008

Grants for Native American Financial Education and Home Ownership Programs

From The Foundation Center...

First Nations Development Institute Announces Financial Education Funding Program

Deadline: June 2, 2008 (Letters of Inquiry)

The First Nations Development Institute ( http://firstnations.org/ ), a national nonprofit Native American organization, has announced a funding program to help bolster the educational, home ownership, and financial assets of Native American families and individuals.

With $435,000 in funding from Bank of America ( http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation ), the Johnson Scholar ship Foundation ( http://johnsonscholarships.org/), the Washington Mutual Foundation ( http://www.wamu.com/about/community/grantsguidelines/ ), and a fourth partner, the Institute's Little Eagle Staff Fund will provide grants and technical assistance to help the residents of reservation communities become better educated consumers of financial products and services.

Eligible applicants will be tribal programs and Native nonprofit organizations that focus on asset and wealth creation programs in Native communities. Grants may be used to strengthen program administration, management, and implementation. Complete LESF program information will be available at the First Nations Web site beginning April 4, 2008.

RFP Link:
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15012345/firstnations

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