Mission/Giving Statement: Land within the original boundaries of every reservation and other areas of high significance where tribes retain aboriginal interest are in Indian ownership and management.
Grantmaking Program Areas: Cultural Awareness; Economic Opportunity; Education; Legal Reform; Special Initiatives
Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions:
Cultural Awareness: Use Indian land to help Indian people discover and maintain their culture.
Economic Opportunity: Increase economic assets of Indian landowners by gaining control of Indian lands and by creating financial models that convert land into leverage for Indian landowners.
Education: Educate every Indian landowner about Indian land management, ownership and transference issues so that knowledge becomes power when decisions about land assets are made.
Legal Reform: Reform the legal mechanisms related to recapturing physical, cultural, and economic assets for Indian people and strengthening sovereignty of Indian land.
Special Initiatives: Great things often stem from unique and creative ideas that need a place to grow and develop. The current land situation is the result of several generations of increasingly fractionated ownership, lack of sufficient tribal control, and more than a century of damaging federal laws gone awry. Small steps today may provide long-term solutions for future generations.
Types of Funding/Funding Restrictions: See website for list of funding restrictions.
Application Instructions: See the specific Request for Proposals for information on how to apply.