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2023–2024 Research Agenda

1. Heart Story Curation: Indigenous Feminist Justice Leadership & The Philanthropic Call to Action

2. Native Native Womxn and Girls and Climate Justice: Healing our People and Healing our Earth - Climate Justice and MMIW

3. Native Girls Strong, Resilient and Indigenous: A Wellbeing Report and National Study (Protective Factors, Statistics on juvenile justice, health, substance use etc., and Wellbeing factors)

(2023 Report) Heart Story Curation: Indigenous Feminist Justice Leadership and The Philanthropic Call to Action

Through a partnership with Uplift the Matriarchy, R2HF is proud to share this research report, authored by Dr. Joannie Marie Suina (Pueblo of Cochiti). This report covers a 3-year journey of healing efforts led by Native Women across Turtle Island while highlighting the R2HF Traditional Helpers & Healers Microgrant Fund that invests in Native Women-led projects. The research also spotlights rematriation strategies that Native Women are revitalizing as a response to further uplift their communities by leading and funding healing efforts (philanthropy and self-funded). The report is a call to action for funders to advance the work forward by making sustainable investments toward Native Women.

Other Exciting Research

Not One More: the Not Invisible Act Commission - Final Report

Subject: MMIW/G

A list of findings and recommendations to address and reduce the tragic consequences of the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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Native American women face a pay gap—and that’s part of a much bigger problem

Subject: Equal Pay

Native Americans represent less than 3% of the U.S. population and are affiliated with hundreds of different tribal nations. The small population size and different pay gaps of each tribal nation makes it harder to gather information needed to understand and close the pay gap for Native American Women.

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Equal Pay Today Policy Agenda

Subject: Equal Pay

The Equal Pay Today Campaign brings together local, state and national groups and supporters across the country to close race and gender wage gaps, accelerate fair pay progress state by state and drive federal momentum. Equal Pay Today prioritizes workers and communities most impacted by pay inequity and wage injustice.

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The Women & Girls Index

Subject: Philanthropic Funding

Updated annually since 2019, the Women & Girls Index (WGI) tracks the landscape of women’s and girl’s organizations in the United States, including the amount of philanthropic support they receive from individuals, foundations, and corporations. It is the only comprehensive data on charitable organizations dedicated to women and girls. This page includes a link to a searchable database of organizations included in the WGI, key statistics from the research, research reports and news articles on the WGI, and FAQs about the Index.

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Women & Girls Index 2023 Infographic

Subject: Philanthropic Funding

The Women & Girls Index (WGI) provides the only systematically generated, comprehensive data on charitable organizations dedicated to women and girls. The WGI tracks the landscape of women’s and girl’s organizations in the U.S., including the amount of philanthropic support received from individuals, foundations and corporations. The WGI is a cornerstone project of the Equitable Giving Lab (EGL), an initiative to better understand charitable giving to diverse communities and under-resourced groups.

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An Indigenous Systems Approach to the Climate Crisis

Subject: Climate Justice

The Women & Girls Index (WGI) provides the only systematically generated, comprehensive data on charitable organizations dedicated to women and girls. The WGI tracks the landscape of women’s and girl’s organizations in the U.S., including the amount of philanthropic support received from individuals, foundations and corporations. The WGI is a cornerstone project of the Equitable Giving Lab (EGL), an initiative to better understand charitable giving to diverse communities and under-resourced groups.

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