CNAMF seeks to improve communities through engaging congregations and faith-based nonprofit organizations to develop new and innovative programs which prepare and resource Native Americans for leadership in both church and society. CNAMF aims to:

  • Validate new sustainable models and programs leading to innovation and change.
  • Resource leaders, their organizations, and programs at critical stages of development within Native American arenas.
  • Promote effective models, ideas and leaders that encourage role modeling within the congregation and community.
  • Convene and Connect leaders and partners to share knowledge and resources that affirm, inspire, and renew the spirit.
  • Engage people of all ages, particularly young adults, in leadership opportunities.
  • Enhance CNAMF’s services through quality program assessment and results.

Grants are just one resource we provide to congregations and organizations interested in developing leadership programs. CNAMF encourages grant applicants to consider matching gift and other resource development incentives as part of their activity.

Grants are not made to individuals; funds are awarded only to 501(c)3 charities: Capital items (buildings, vehicles, equipment) are not generally approved for funding. Organizations who are applying for charitable status should contact

Concept Papers  and other communications with CNAMF must be in writing, by email or letter. (

Please read Submitting a Concept Paper for Concept Papers & subsequent Communication


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