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Native Voices Rising

Common Counsel Foundation and Native Americans in Philanthropy are pleased to announce that the Native Voices Rising 2022 grant pool is now open for both donors and potential applicants. We are honored for the ongoing support of community and funder partners to mark this 10th anniversary of Native Voices Rising grantmaking.

Since its inception, Native Voice Rising has awarded $5.5 million of grants to 145+ Native-led, grassroots organizations. These grant partners are collectively engaging tens of thousands of Native community members across the country while focusing on a wide range of critical issues — including environmental and climate justice, health and healing, voter and civic engagement, and youth and intergenerational engagement.

These groups are working across the country to improve the lives of Native communities through organizing and advocacy efforts. Central to Native Voices Rising is a community-led grantmaking approach with Native community members empowered to make grant decisions.

Who should apply

We encourage applications from Native-led groups that have a membership base in the community, work to develop leadership, and take collective action to win progressive social change.

Grant size

We expect to make general support grants that will average $30,000, and range between $20,000 to $40,000.


Native Voices Rising must receive complete proposals no later than Friday, July 15, 2022, at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Final decisions will be made in early November 2022.

More Information

Potential grant partners can find the application and eligibility guidelines here.

The application deadline is July 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Confirmation of your submission will be sent by email. 

Apply here

Contribute to the Native Voices Rising Pooled Fund

We invite those interested in donating to support Native-led change to join the pooled funding of Native Voices Rising.

By investing in Native Voices Rising, donors shift power to Native community leaders by way of NVR’s participatory grantmaking process and become part of a learning community aiming to increase the knowledge and visibility of Native communities. Tax-deductible contributions can be made online at Common Counsel Foundation staff.

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