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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Indigenous Communities for Crisis Response, Including Projects Related to COVID-19

Flicker Fund

GrantWatch ID# 189530
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Geographic Focus
USA: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York CityNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington, DCWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/07/22 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Grant Description
Grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International Indigenous and Native communities for crisis relief efforts, including projects related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to support vulnerable members of the community, such as families with young children, multi-generational households, and seniors. Eligible projects are Indigenous-led and community-based.

Flicker Fund Program responds to already vulnerable and stressed Indigenous communities on the frontlines of climate caused crisis and emergencies. It responds to critical needs ranging from the diverse and varying impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic and its rippling effects, to climate fires and drought, as well as other disasters that devastate Indigenous Peoples, communities and Nations and that impact their ability to live healthy, safe, and vibrant lives.

The Flicker Fund implements its work through the following pathways to assure Indigenous families, clans, communities, and Nations not only survive, but can thrive:

  • Basic And Urgent Health focusing on essential needs for wellness, sanitation and hygiene, of the most vulnerable with a focus on elders, multi-generational households and families with children under the age of five years old.
  • Historic and Cultural Teachings including – as appropriate – the sharing of prophecies, stories, and lifeways that advance traditional knowledge systems informing community members on health, healing, survival and thriving strategies, and moving forward with vitality.
  • Traditional Healing Practices and Remedies supporting growing and cultivation of medicinal food systems, and culturally-relevant strategies for immune support.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
All applications must be submitted by Indigenous Peoples.

Eligible applicants:
- Emerge from and are led by the Indigenous Peoples served and who are impacted by the issues, methods, and outcomes.
- Nurture and center the culture, language, values, traditional knowledge systems, and healthy lifeways of the Indigenous Peoples involved in and served by the project.
- Have 80% or more Indigenous Peoples in decision-making leadership as the Board of Directors or other decision-making entity, and have an Indigenous Executive Director, all Indigenous co-Directors/Project leaders, and Indigenous Peoples engaged throughout all aspects of the organization.
- Are an SGF Affiliate Project, a non-profit with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, a federally-recognized tribal nation project, or have a fiscal sponsor. If fiscally sponsored, the Seventh Generation Fund prioritizes applicants with Indigenous or People of Color fiscal sponsoring organizations.
- Have a project budget of less than $500,000. Community-based organizing projects are prioritized.
- Are in good standing with Seventh Generation Fund without reports due or outstanding issues.

The Fund does not support non-Native organizations, scholarships, or religious missionizing efforts.

Pre-Application Information
Apply by December 7, 2022, by 11:59 PM Pacific Time,

Grant Applications online will be available 30 days before the due date. Please allow up to 12 weeks for review.

Native Peoples’ organizations and projects are eligible to apply for one grant per calendar year.

How to apply:

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant Award Range: $500 to $50,000 (average grant award: $10,000 - $25,000)

Contact Information
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Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
P.O. Box 4569
Arcata, CA 95518
Phone: 707-825-7640
Fax: 707-825-7639

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