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 2020 – 2021

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

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

9. Global Indigenous Languages Fund, Multi-Tribal (Oklahoma)

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

11. Horse Spirit Society, Lakota (South Dakota)

12. Idiwanan An Chawe, Zuni (New Mexico)

13. Mazaska TalksMulti-Tribal (North Dakota)

14. Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižin OwáyawaLakota/Dakota (North Dakota)

15. Pollen CirclesNavajo (Arizona)

16. Sacred Earth SolarLubicon Cree (Canada)

17. Tatanka Wakpala Tiyospaye, Lakota (South Dakota)

18. Teca WaWokiye CoKata, Lakota (South Dakota)

19. The Longest Walk; We Shall ContinueMulti-Tribal (Oregon)

20. Tiny House WarriorsSecwepemc (Canada)

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

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