Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development

Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development

P.O. Box 4569
Arcata, CA 95518
(707) 825-7640

Jonathon Freeman

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1984
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1984
Number of sponsored projects: 31

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
We have a small administrative fee based on project’s budget size: 7% for projects up to $9,999, 10% for projects up to $100,000, and 12% for projects with budgets over $100,000.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Geographic
  • Type of service
  • No government funding

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Youth development
  • Other: We are willing to sponsor projects that work with grassroots indigenous community revitalization efforts.

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Computer IT
  • Human resource management
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: Various trainings, including use of multimedia and fundraising.

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model A, Direct Project
  • Model B, Independent Contractor Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship
  • Model D, Group Exemption
  • Model E, Supporting Organization
  • Model F, Technical Assistance

Organization description:
Welcome! The Seventh Generation Fund is an indigenous nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples throughout the Americas. We offer an integrated program of advocacy, small grants, training, and technical assistance, media experience and fiscal management, lending our support and extensive expertise to indigenous grassroots communities. Our organization derives its name from a precept of the Great Law of Peace of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy), which mandates that chiefs consider the impact of their decisions on the seventh generation yet to come. Learn about us, the programs and services we provide, our grantmaking guidelines and giving philosophies, upcoming events, online publications and so much more.