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First Nations Development Institute

First Nations Development Institute

Longmont, CO 80501
Tax ID54-1254491

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About this organization






Our mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. We invest in and create innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities. With the support of individuals, foundations, corporate and tribal donors, First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance and training, advocacy and policy, and direct financial grants in five key areas: • Achieving Native Financial Empowerment • Investing in Native Youth • Strengthening Tribal and Community Institutions • Advancing Household and Community Asset-Building Strategies • Nourishing Native Foods and Health


Nourishing Native Foods & Health - First Nations recognizes that accessing healthy food is a challenge for many Native American children and families. Without access to healthy food, a nutritious diet and good health are out of reach. To increase access to healthy food, we support tribes and Native communities as they build sustainable food systems that improve health, strengthen food security and increase the control over Native agriculture and food systems. First Nations provides this assistance in the form of financial and technical support, including training materials, to projects that address agriculture and food sectors in Native communities. First Nations also undertakes research projects that build the knowledge and understanding of Native agriculture and food systems issues, and inform Native communities about innovative ideas and best practices. We also participate in policy forums that help develop legislative and regulatory initiatives within this sector. First Nations supports a regional and national network of Native food sector and related organizations. First Nations conducts its work in this area under its broad Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI).

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The mission of the non-profit, as stated in the filing, is “First nations development institute works to improve economic conditions for native americans through technical assistance and training, advocacy and policy, and direct financial grants.”.

When referring to its tasks, they were described as: “To strengthen american indian economies to support healthy native communities.”.

  • The non-profit is operating legally in the state of VA.
  • The non-profit's address for the year 2020 is listed as 2432 Main Street 2nd Fl, Longmont, CO, 80501 in the filing.
  • The form submitted by the non-profit organization for 2020 reports 27 employees.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $12,047,250.
  • The organization has 7 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1983.
  • The organization pays $2,107,796 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $609,906 in fundraising expenses.

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