Guidelines

Cook Native American Ministries Foundation (CNAMF) creates HOPE and OPPORTUNITIES for the next generation of Native American Leaders through our grant program. CNAMF seeks to find partners through the grant program that will create projects and programs that grow our Native American youth and inspire them to the be the next generation of leaders in their communities, churches, and beyond. CNAMF aims to make grants to organizations that present projects and programs in the following priority funding areas:

  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Healthcare
  • Faith Based programs
  • For Religious Activities

CNAMF is a faith based 501(c)3 that strongly encourages other faith based and religious organizations to apply to our grant program as CNAMF wants to be a resource to help foster the next generation of Native American leaders. 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 grants@cooknam.org.

Letters of Intent (LOI)  and other communications with CNAMF must be in writing, by email or letter. (grants@cooknam.org).

Please read Submitting a Letter of Intent for Concept Papers & Subsequent Communication

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