Submitting a Concept Paper

We have tried to make this process as easy as possible, please follow the steps below.

Step 1:

a. Check Grant Guidelines. Determine whether the project plan and the sponsoring organization meet the requirements detailed in the General Guidelines. For clarification or other questions related to whether the project is consistent with the guidelines, email

b. Create a Concept Paper. Develop a realistic, feasible, and accurate plan for a new ministry or an instructional program that addresses leadership training or resourcing among Native Americans in the congregation, community, or target population.

Step 2:

Submit a Concept Paper (email or US mail) and Explained in 500 words or less telling us:  

– About your idea/plan for a new ministry or instruction program.

– How much money are you requesting?

– How will the grant money be expended?

– What will be the outcome or impact on Native American leadership?

You may write a narrative, tell a story or use outline form: we are interested in your passion for this program/project.  Microsoft Word documents are welcome. When communicating by email we will confirm your message was received. Please do not send photos or brochures; use paperclips and do not punch, staple or use binding or plastic covers. Invest your time in content rather than presentation.

Concept papers must be received in our office by: November 4th.

Step 3:

Concept papers will be reviewed by CNAMF Grant Committee. The Grant Committee will select Concept Papers that best reflect CNAMFs mission and have greater potential to grow Native American leadership. Those organizations will be contacted and invited by CNAMF to submit a full grant proposal.

Unannounced visits to the CNAMF office is not encouraged. Please e-mail to arrange an office visit, grantee site tour or any meeting with staff.


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