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National directory of foundation grants for Native Americans
Meiners, Phyllis A.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Kansas City, Mo. : CRC Pub. Co.-EagelRock Books, [1998]

Physical Description:
xiii, 205 pages ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Format :


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E98.F3 M45 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Popular Materials-Foundation-Non-Circulating

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For 56 foundations that make grants to Native projects and studies programs, including two little known quasi-public foundations that actively fund Indian issues, provides contact information including e-mail addresses and web sites, assets, expenditures, number of grants, the high and low amounts, deadlines, procedures, application requirements, geographical preferences, special interests, and sample grants actually made. The particular programs of the funders is summarized. The main listing is alphabetical by foundation name. The indexes are by area of interest and geography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Booklist Review

Lists 58 foundations that target Indian communities and Native American studies programs. Entries provide contact information, lists of grants that have been awarded, and application requirements and procedures. Indexing is by subject and geographic location.

Choice Review

A tremendous increase this decade in grants for Native American programs prompted the publisher to begin a series of profiles on grant makers, including private family foundations, community foundations, small alternative foundations, indigenous foundations, corporate foundations, corporate philanthropy programs, and religious institutions. This first in the series profiles 56 private and community foundations. All have targeted Native American programs, presented multiple grants to Native American groups in recent years, or granted large dollar amounts. Most fund in multiple states. Information was gathered directly from foundation Web sites, IRS 990s, annual reports, and other written information. Entries include directory information, e-mail and Web site addresses, assets and expenditures, officers and directors, deadlines, special interests, geographic interests, sample grants, a grant maker description, grant-making priorities, restrictions on type of grant, and application procedures. The priorities section makes detailed analyses of the organizations' funding activities, giving more information than other directories. The publishers emphasize that all information is the author's interpretation of that made available by grant makers. Indexes by broad subject and geographic area complete the volume. Future editions might include more specific financial criteria for inclusion and more up-to-date lists of grants given by some foundations. Useful for any collection supporting Native American programs and studies. J. Drueke University of Nebraska--Lincoln

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Definition of Termsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Foundation Grantmakers
Abelard Foundationp. 1
Bader Foundation, Helenp. 4
Bay Foundationp. 6
Blandin Foundationp. 9
Bremer Foundation, Ottop. 12
Bullitt Foundationp. 16
Bush Foundation, Thep. 19
Carnegie Corporation of New Yorkp. 24
Carolyn Foundationp. 27
Chatlos Foundation, Thep. 30
Cummings Foundation, Nathanp. 33
Edouard Foundationp. 36
Educational Foundation of Americap. 38
Endeavor Foundation, C.A. Johnsonp. 42
Ettinger Foundation, Inc.p. 44
Ford Foundationp. 46
Foundation for Deep Ecologyp. 50
General Service Foundationp. 53
Gund Foundation, Georgep. 56
Hearst Foundation, Inc./Hearst Foundation, William Randolphp. 59
Heron Foundation, F.B.p. 63
Hewlett Foundation, William and Florap. 66
Humanitas Foundationp. 69
Johnson Foundation, Robert Woodp. 72
Kauffman Foundation, Ewing Marionp. 75
Kellogg Foundation, W.K.p. 78
Knight Foundation, John S. and James L.p. 82
Koch Foundationp. 86
Lannan Foundationp. 88
Levinson Foundation, Max and Annap. 93
Lilly Endowment, Inc.p. 96
MacArthur Foundation, John D. and Catherine T.p. 100
Marshall Fund of Arizona, Thep. 105
McKnight Foundationp. 107
Mellon Foundation, Andrew W.p. 111
Minneapolis Foundation, Thep. 114
Minnesota Women's Fundp. 118
Montana Community Fundp. 121
Mott Foundation, Charles Stewartp. 124
Murdock Charitable Trust, M.J.p. 127
National Fish and Wildlife Foundationp. 130
National Trust for Historic Preservationp. 134
Needmor Fundp. 138
New Mexico Community Foundationp. 141
Norman Foundationp. 144
Northwest Area Foundationp. 147
Noyes Foundation, Jessie Smithp. 151
Packard Foundation, David and Lucillep. 155
Pew Charitable Trusts, Thep. 159
Public Welfare Foundationp. 164
Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activitiesp. 168
Reynolds Foundation, Z. Smithp. 171
Rockefeller Foundationp. 174
Sewall Foundation, Elminap. 177
Sloan Foundation, Alfred P.p. 179
Subject Indexp. 183
Geographic Indexp. 195
Author Biographyp. 204