Throughout our 54-year history, Native Forward has empowered over 22,000 students from over 500 Tribes in all 50 states by providing scholarship dollars, support services and impactful programming for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. To inspire excellence with impact, we provide a holistic approach to fully support our student’s success. Our services and programming have been proven to result in a higher success rate for Native students.
The national graduation rate for Native undergraduate students is 41%. The rate for Native Forward’s undergraduates is 69%. Our graduate students’ rate is a remarkable 95%. Native Forward will continue to be the premier national resource in funding and empowering continued generations of Native students across all sectors by meeting the unmet need of every Native student who has the desire to achieve their degree(s). Over $430 million has been invested into Native students via scholarship programs, support services and Native student-focused programming.
We are Indigenous survivor led, grassroots advocacy coalition located in Twin Ports MN & WI Great Lakes area focused on:
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives.
Advocacy that promotes healing & justice, awareness leading to action, and actively address the social & environmental injustice impacting Indigenous, Tribal Peoples on Turtle Island
We stand in support and advocate with MMIW, MMWR families and victims of violence.
Our mission is to activate and expand informed giving to Native nonprofits in Indian Country through donor education and advocacy. Founded 15 years ago by national, Native-led nonprofits, we unite and strengthen Native nonprofits through initiatives like #GiveNative, advocate for and with Native nonprofits, and influence philanthropic systems change. Please note: donations to our organization are not distributed to organizations on the #GiveNative list or our founding organizations.
NICWC is a Native American-led not-for-profit corporation in Nebraska. Our mission is to educate, advocate and bring people together to protect Indian children’s rights, preserve their cultural connections, and ensure the Indian Child Welfare Act is respected for Nebraska children. Our vision is that all Native American children in Nebraska are raised by loving Indian families, surrounded by the people, culture and heritage they know best.
NICWC’s objectives are to 1) bring people together to (re)connect Native children with their families, communities, culture and heritage, and to listen to Native and allies’ voices to solve issues harmfully impacting Native American families collectively; 2) educate about Native American cultures, cultural compassion in action, and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA); and, 3) advocate for the ICWA to be respected, Native children’s rights and culture to be protected, and for policies and practices that honor Native families and heritage.
New Mexico’s Social Justice and Equity Institute is led by a Native-led grassroots nonprofit organization, focusing on addressing critical issues such as food security, environmental justice, and Indigenous and social justice concerns. The organization’s mission is to tackle systemic problems that perpetuate environmental and health disparities stemming from institutional racism and multi-generational trauma. We acknowledge that we operate on Dine’, Zuni, and Acoma lands. The Institute’s efforts are aimed at creating positive change in these areas, promoting equity, and improving the well-being of communities in the region. Through advocacy and community-driven efforts, we strive for equity, working towards a more just and inclusive society for everyone.