Affiliate Program

Affiliates are organizations who come “in-house” into our organization usually because they are emerging programs (less than five years old) or do not yet have the staff or capacity to run as solo 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. The Affiliate Program allows projects to direct efforts towards accomplishing its goals and objectives while Seventh Generation Fund assists in the administration, technical training, fiscal management, program oversight, and organizational development. This assistance allows affiliate projects to fully participate in community-based organizing efforts and direct action campaigns.

Our Affiliates cover a wide array of Indigenous communities, tribal groups and bioregions. They begin their affiliate relationship with Seventh Generation Fund at different points of entry. Some groups become Affiliates for just a short duration in order to become established or to accomplish a particular program or project. In these instances, an Affiliate may only need our organizational expertise for fiscal management and program development, implementation and support. For example, we might offer training in setting up by-laws or establishing a Board of Director.

Other projects remain affiliated with SGF on a long-term basis – some have been with us for over a decade. Generally, the core goal of the SGF Affiliate Program is to build the capacity and knowledge base of the programs and projects we support so that they can “spin off” in a few years and become independent of SGF’s oversight and fiscal management. When this happens, there is no longer a fiduciary relationship or any management by SGF of grant funding or donations.

It is important to note that, in some instances, SGF is not the source of funding for an Affiliate. Some Affiliates obtain grants from other sources and SGF helps with financial management & administrative services, technical & technological training, site visits and other types of assistance.

The Affiliate Program is by application only. Organizations may download and complete the Affiliate Application Cover Sheet (available under the Documents section below), and return to our organization by mail to: PO Box 4569, Arcata, CA 95518. Affiliate applications can be submitted in June each year, or submitted throughout the year for special circumstances. Allow 3-4 for weeks for review.

Seventh Generation Fund Affiliates FY 2018 – 2019

1. Barbareno Chumash Tribal Council, Chumash (California)

2. Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits, Multi-Tribal ­­­­­(California)

3. Bears Ears Prayer Run AllianceHopi (Arizona)

4. Blue Heaven Harnessing Hope, Gros Ventre/Assiniboine (Montana)

5. Centro Del Pueblo, Multi-Tribal (California)

6. California Kitchen, Hupa (California)

7. Coyote's Paw, Hupa/Yurok (California)

8. For Girls Becoming, Mvskoke (Tennessee)

9. Four Direction Youth Camp, Blackfeet (Montana)

10. Generations-Indigenous Ways, Lakota ­­(South Dakota)

11. Global Indigenous Languages Caucus, Multi-Tribal (Oklahoma)

12. Ho'opae Pono Peace Project, Native Hawaiian (Hawaii)

13. Idiwanan An Chawe, Zuni (New Mexico)

14. iŁ Tuq Center, Hupa (California)

15. Indigenous Women’s Human Rights Collective, Multi-Tribal (Minnesota)

16. LR Inspire, Lakota (South Dakota)

17. Lubicon Solar, Lubicon Cree (Canada)

18. Mazaska Talks, Multi-Tribal (North Dakota)

19. Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižin Owáyawa, Sioux (North Dakota)

20. North Woman Land Trust, Multi-Tribal (Montana)

21. Pollen Circles, Navajo (Arizona)

22. Secwepemc Nation Youth Network, Secwepemc (Canada)

23. Standing Elk, Crow (Montana)

24. Tatanka Wakpala Tiyospaye, Lakota (South Dakota)

25. Traditional Native American Farmers Association, SW Pueblos (New Mexico)

26. Voices of the Sacred, Multi-Tribal (New Mexico)

27. Warrior Institute, Hupa (California)

28. White Owl Society, Lakota (South Dakota)

29. Yellow Bird, Northern Cheyenne (Montana)

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