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NEW Return to the Heart Foundation Micro Grant Application for Native Women Helping and Bringing Healing to Native Communities

The Return to the Heart Foundation acknowledges that there are many Native women who are helping and healing in their communities. We are looking to support individuals who are grounded in their culture, and serving in their communities with projects in areas of mental, spiritual, physical, and cultural health.

Some examples of projects are: revitalizing traditional foods; protecting (such as mask making) and; supporting Covid-19 affected families, and cultural revitalization for the health and wellbeing of Native communities. These micro grants are not loans. They are intended to support individuals with projects that are making a difference in Native communities.

Grantees who receive awards will be asked to complete a short survey and join an introductory virtual meeting so they can network with one another and learn about one another’s work, with opportunities for collaboration.

Eligible Applicant Criteria:
• Project must be Native Women-led (Member of Federally Recognized Tribe).
• Applicant must be 18 years of age. Adults cannot apply on a minor’s behalf.
• Applicant must reside in the U.S.
• Project must focus on tribal communities on and/or off tribal lands.

Project Selection Criteria:
• Has clear grassroots, cultural helping or healing program objectives.
• Has a projection of the number of people that will be impacted.
• Highlights how this funding will help tip the scale for meeting needs.

• Announcement Date: November 5, 2020 (Open Call for Applications)
• Deadline to Apply: November 22, 2020
• Awards will be Announced by: November 30, 2020

Applications can be edited until the closing date of November 22nd. If you have any questions, please email

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