A Call to Action: Increasing Philanthropic Support for Native Communities During COVID-19
We need your help to ensure strong Native non-profits!
Join forces with the Native Ways Federation and contact your public officials regarding the inclusion of Indian Country and Native non-profits in all opportunities to address COVID-19 and all economic stimulus activities.
Click on the organizations’ links below to respond to their call-to-action. Be sure to share your own personal views, organizational views, and the talking points shared on this website.
Here is a link for you to find the contact information for your congressional delegation: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
For the Senate, you can also call: 202-224-3121. The operator can connect you to your Senator’s office.
House of Representatives
For the House of Representatives, you can call: 202-224-3121. The operator can connect you with your Congressional Representative.
For the White House, you can call this comments line: 202-456-1111
Advocacy and News
Advocacy and news are constantly evolving. We urge you to regularly check the following websites for action items and updates:
For Indian Country news:
- National Congress of American Indians – http://www.ncai.org/initiatives/partnerships-initiatives/resources-for-indian-country-coronavirus
- Native American Finance Officers Association – https://www.nafoa.org/coronavirus
For non-profit news:
Carly Bad Heart Bull
Native Ways Federation
The mission of the NWF is three-fold: (1) strengthen the circle of giving by uniting Native organizations to raise awareness and support for the communities we serve; (2) better serve Native communities by becoming more effective Native nonprofit organizations; and (3) ensure that nonprofit organizations working on behalf of Native communities observe the highest levels of ethical standards and fiscal responsibility. NWF is unique in that it is the only federation in the country directly serving Native nonprofits that assist Native peoples and communities in Indian Country. NWF is based on the idea that the challenges facing Indian Country demand that nonprofits serving this population hold themselves accountable to the highest standards.