Policy Innovation Fund

Established by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), the Fertile Ground Policy Innovation Fund is the largest fund ever created for grantmaking in direct support of Native nutrition and health policy work.

The $1.6 million fund will provide grants ranging from $75,000 to $100,000 to support innovative projects designed to build community power and advance policy systems and change at the tribal, local, state and national levels to benefit Native American health.

First Nations Development Institute and the American Indian Cancer Foundation are partnering with the SMSC and AHA to administer grants and provide technical assistance.

More information about the fund, including the application process, will be available in the near future.