Native Americans are a richly diverse and growing population, but as an ethnicity, they are disproportionately affected by disasters. This reality is true for those who live on reservations and in urban areas. And yet, Native Americans are greatly underfunded by philanthropy: From 2002 to 2016, large U.S. foundations gave, on average, 0.4% of total annual giving explicitly for Native American communities and causes
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) hosted a webinar to explore how funders can increase their funding to Native causes and groups after a disaster. The speakers will discuss different ways of being in relationship with Indigenous communities to build the trust needed for a respectful and authentic funder-grantee relationship.
Dr. John Cooper, Assistant Vice President for Public Partnership & Outreach at Texas A&M University and CDP Advisory Council Chair, will moderate the discussion.
- Jesalyn Keziah (Lumbee), Community Engagement Program Officer, American Indian Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Heidi Schultz, Program Manager, Native American and Tribal Communities Disaster Recovery Program, CDP
- Dawn Knickerbocker (Anishinaabe, White Earth Nation), Member Outreach Manager, Native Americans in Philanthropy
This webinar was co-sponsored by United Philanthropy Forum, The Funders Network, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Giving Compass, CHANGE Philanthropy, Philanthropy New York and Council on Foundations.
Automatic closed captioning will be available via Zoom during the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and posted on this page. We will email the link to the fully captioned recording to everyone who registered.