In January, we announced three new grant program partners who will design and operate community-based grant programs that will give grants in each state in our region.
Today, we’re excited to share that the Good Relatives Collaborative will be our fourth community-based grant partner, supporting Native nations and communities across the area. The Good Relatives Collaborative is made up of Sacred Pipe Resource Center (ND), Black Hills Community Loan Fund (SD), Four Bands Community Fund (SD) and the Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance (MN).
The Good Relatives Collaborative was selected because of their strong leadership and deep connections to communities across the region. These four unique organizations share a vision centered on community support and healing, and on encouraging collaboration rather than competition. They are planning to work as partners and helpers, working with applicants on needs beyond only providing grants.
All of our community-based grant partners plan to open their programs for applications later this year. If you are looking for an open grant program immediately, consider applying for a Community Innovation grant.