The Henry Luce Foundation is proud to support the online resource “Investing in Native Communities,” recently launched by Native Americans in Philanthropy and Candid. This new website and its accompanying report centralize information critical to better understanding and supporting Native communities and causes.
Philanthropic foundations looking to engage with Native stakeholders can learn what work is being funded, what other organizations are learning, and what practices have been most effective and impactful.
Native Americans in Philanthropy and Candid have launched a first of its kind website, Investing in Native Communities, to encourage greater philanthropic funding and support to Native communities in the U.S. The free site, the only go-to hub for funding data, research, history, and other resources, provides funders the crucial information they need to best support Native communities and causes.
“Philanthropy has consistently under-funded Native communities and, particularly, Native-led organizations,” said Edgar Villanueva, chair of Native Americans in Philanthropy’s board and author of Decolonizing Wealth. “A lack of available information has enabled this as funders often don’t know what is being funded, how to effectively engage with Native stakeholders to create impact, and the history that has contributed to the unique challenges Native communities face today. This website is an important tool to begin to fill this knowledge gap and drive more attention and investment to Native communities.”
The information on this site will help both new and more experienced funders seeking to increase their knowledge about Native Americans and their shared history.