Giving Tuesdays: Hispanic Federation & First Nations Development Institute

Giving Tuesdays: Hispanic Federation & First Nations Development Institute

Giving Tuesday Redefined.
Highlighting non-profit organizations doing great things.

We are committed to uplifting the voices of our community and that not only means telling their story through our brands partners, but giving back in a meaningful way. This month we are highlighting and donating to both the Hispanic Federation & First Nations Development Institute in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and Indigenous People’s Day. 

The Hispanic Federation

Charity Navigator: 98 rating (out of 100)

Program Contribution: 91%

Established in 1990, the Hispanic Federation is a service-oriented membership organization that works with over 100 Latino health and human services agencies to promote the social, political and economic well-being of the Latino community. The Federation's member agencies work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, the environment and disaster relief. With offices in New York, Washington D.C., Connecticut and Florida, and a nonprofit footprint throughout the East Coast, HF uplifts millions of Hispanic children, youth and families locally and nationally. The Hispanic Federation's mission is to empower and advance the Hispanic community. 

HF’s effectiveness lies in its depth of relationships with Latino communities and strength of connection with grasstops and grassroots stakeholders. These strong bonds with community leaders, media, corporations, and local & national elected officials allow HF to work deeply in communities and pursue systemic change in its issue areas.

2021 Hispanic Federation A Year in Numbers


The First Nations Development Institute 

Charity Navigator: 97 rating (out of 100)

Program Contribution: 84%

First Nations Development Institute is a national, nonprofit, Native American organization whose mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. They believe that only solutions designed by Native peoples, for Native peoples, through the control of their assets and based on their cultural values, will succeed. Founded in 1980, First Nations began its national grantmaking program in 1993. Through mid-year 2022, they have successfully managed 2,702 grants totaling $54.7 million to Native American projects and organizations in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territory American Samoa.

Their strategies are to:

  • Educate Grassroots Practitioners through training, technical assistance, and peer learning.
  • Advocate For Systemic Change by building power in Native communities and affirming tribes' peer-to-peer status with the federal government.
  • Capitalize Indian Communities through grants to tribes and Native groups to ensure that Native people receive physical, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural benefits.

The First Nations' board is 100% Native American and their staff is majority Native.

First Nations Development Institute Grant Making Impact

Every month we’ll continue to highlight and donate to non-profit organizations that are in service to DOB’s three core principles; sustainable, inclusive, local.

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