GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITIES
Cook Native American Ministries Foundation CNAMF provides seed grants and sponsorships to continue the vision of CNAMF founder, Reverend Charles H. Cook. Cook’s passion was to equip Native Americans to serve as leaders in church and society, and his legacy remains today.
Cook Native American Ministries Foundation (CNAMF) creates HOPE and OPPORTUNITIES for the next generation of Native American leaders through our grant program.
CNAMF offers funding opportunities nationwide to congregations and non-profit organizations who actively work in Native communities to provide programs and services. The intent is to jumpstart a project, get an idea off the ground or grow a program. CNAMF grants provide seed money for projects that:
Cultivate leadership in churches and tribal communities
Create sustainable models that lead to positive change
Promote effective programs and leaders within church and community
CNAMF considers grants to organizations that present projects and programs in the following priority funding areas:
What We Do Not Fund:
Capital Campaigns or Capital Items such as buildings, equipment, vehicles
Grants to Individuals
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Miracles for Families 3
Miracles for Families 4
Miracles for Families 2
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Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) that describes your project in 500 words or less. You may write a narrative, tell a story or use outline form. We are interested in your passion for this program/project. Please include the following:
Describe your project/program and how it aligns with one of the priority funding areas
The amount of funds you are requesting
What you anticipate the outcome or impact of the project to be
Key project staff, partners, volunteer
CNAMF prefers the letters be submitted electronically. We will accept letters sent via US Mail as well. Please do not send photos, brochures, use paper clips, staple or use binding or plastic covers.
Letters of Intent are due: July 31, 2023, 12 midnight AZ MST. Submit electronic LOI to Dina Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters of Intent are reviewed by the CNAMF Grant Committee. The committee will select LOIs that best reflect CNAMF’s mission and demonstrate the greatest potential to create opportunities for tribal communities and the next generation of Native American leaders. Those organizations that meet the criteria described above will be invited to submit a full grant proposal.
CNAMF is a faith-based 501©3 that strongly encourages other faith-based and religious organizations to apply to our grant program. CNAMF encourages grant applicants to consider matching gifts and other resource development incentives as part of their activity.
For staff assistance please email email@example.com.
Step by step
GRANTEES - 2023
American Indian Services
“STEM PREP” (Pre-Freshman Engineering Program)
STEM summer program for Native students in AZ, Utah, South Dakota, and Idaho. To prepare students for success in advanced high school studies leading to careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Girl Scouts AZ Cactus Pine Council
“Navajo Nation STEM Camp”
Summer STEM camp for girls K-12 on the Navajo Nation, hands on STEM learning, outdoor activities, and leadership programming.
Keres Children’s Learning Center
Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico
“Language Is Power”
Keres language program for primary and elementary students. To strengthen, maintain and revitalize the heritage language of Keres.
“Dancing Our Prayers”
To support cultural revitalization and retention needs of the Yakama Nation. The program engages both youth and Elders in integrated activities; traditions, spiritual beliefs, singing, drumming, dance and sharing of cultural knowledge.
Native Strength Revolution
“Indigenous Leadership Training”
Training to equip Natives to serve as spiritual wellness leaders in their communities.
Nez Perce Joint Session
Technological support to provide remote services for bible studies, camp meetings, and church services.
Three Precious Miracles
“Miracles Paint Night”
For Native children in foster care and their families, to express themselves in a safe place through art and cultural interactions.