Affiliates are organizations that 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 independent 501(c)(3) non-profit. The Affiliate Program allows projects to direct efforts towards accomplishing its programmatic goals and objectives, while the Seventh Generation Fund assists in the administration, technical training, fiscal management, program oversight, and organizational development. Our 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 the 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 Directors.
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.
Affiliate applications are not being accepted at this time.
Seventh Generation Fund Affiliates FY 2023 – 2024
Barbareno Chumash Tribal Council, Chumash – California