Private Funder: Archibald Bush Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Bush foundation grants; Funding Focus: Native Americans; Geographic Focus: Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota; Eligibility: Nonprofits, scholars and tribal groups; Funding: Multiple awards from $10,000 to $200,000 each; Deadline: Varies by program.
Summary: This funder supports capacity-building and leadership programs for nonprofits and tribal organizations in MN, ND & SD. The foundation supports the self-determination of tribal nations, with the goal that all tribal nations in the three states are exercising self-determination and actively rebuilding their infrastructure. The foundation supports efforts to increase educational achievement and encourage self-determination, leadership and community engagement.
The foundation plans to open later this year another round of the Education Ecosystem Grants to improve K-12 education. Grantees help create an education ecosystem where other organizations can succeed in reducing disparities and improving outcomes for all students in the region. Education Ecosystem Grants are general operating grants of up to $100,000 per year for a two-year period. That solicitation can be found here: https://goo.gl/D1gUpk