Thriving Women

Thriving Women amplifies Native women-led work around birthkeeping, motherhood, and kinship; cultural continuity; and reclaiming a world without violence against Native women.

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples requests proposals for Thriving Women: projects that nurture and support the safety, health and vitality of Indigenous women, girls and families. Applications should include work related to any or all of the following areas:

Birthkeeping, Motherhood, and Kinship

Projects centralize traditional birthing systems, motherhood, and kinship-building, such as midwifery, prenatal community education, and sisterhood convenings/groups.
 

Cultural Continuity

Projects support Native Identity development and cultural education of women and girls, such as on ancestral languages, traditional foods and lands, coming-of-age ceremonies, Indigenous concepts of gender and community roles, and other cultural activities.

A World Without Violence Against Women

Projects include leadership development, emergency shelter and crisis support services, issue advocacy, educational workshops, and traditional approaches to healing and protection.

 
 
 
Please refer to our grants information page.

Grant Range:

$1,000 to $30,000 for the Contiguous United States, Native Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
$10,000 - 50,000 for Native Alaska

 

Proposals Due:

October 11, 2019 (Alaska-based projects only)
Spring, 2020 - Date to be announced (Continental U.S., Hawaii and Territories)

Send to:
     Seventh Generation Fund
     ATTN: Thriving Women
     P.O. Box 4569
     Arcata, CA 95518 USA

Organizations that wish to apply must adhere to the following:

  • Be a non-profit organization with 501(3)(c) tax-exemption status. Community based projects that do not have non-profit status are welcome to contact SGF regarding Affiliate Program / Fiscal Administration for consideration of our Affiliate Program.
  • Engagement, Leadership & Decision-making – 80% or more Indigenous Board of Directors, with majority Indigenous women, and an Indigenous Executive Director.
  • Emerge directly from the community and are led by the Indigenous Peoples impacted by the project.
  • Be in good standing with the Seventh Generation Fund.
Expect approximately 12 weeks from the grant due date for the results of the proposal review to be announced. Please select an appropriate deadline date that will allow for enough time if your project is selected. If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Miraflor Trillo, Program Coordinator for Thriving Women, directly at (707) 825-7640 or at chelsea@7genfund.org.

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