Funders Study Tour to visit Native-led Community Development Corporations

Sun, May 17, 2020 (All day) to Wed, May 20, 2020 (All day)
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Join Hopa Mountain and many of our Montana based members for a Funders Study Tour to visit innovative Native-led nonprofit Community Development Corporations in Montana. Community Development Corporations (CDCs) are nonprofits that launch and support a broad range of community initiatives including small business services, personal financing, tax assistance, tourism and youth programs.

The study tour will provide a unique opportunity for you and a small group of peers to meet Native nonprofit leaders who are changing what is possible for youth, families and their communities. Your time together will offer transformational learning experiences, whether you are experienced at funding in Indian Country or new to this field.


Sunday, May 17: Meet in Billings, MT 
Monday, May 18: People’s Partners for Community Development on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and Plenty Doors Community Development Corporation on the Crow Reservation
Tuesday, May 19: Ft. Belknap Reservation to see the Red Paint Creek Coop and Food Pantry and visit with the Nakoda Aaniiih Economic Development Corporation
Wednesday, May 20: Blackfeet Reservation to visit the Native American Community Development Corporation (fly out from Great Falls, Montana) 

Each evening, you will have an opportunity to have dinner with a number of Native nonprofit leaders in these areas as well.


Registration Information:

Cost: $400 (includes meals and transportation to each location.) Funders are responsible for getting themselves to/from the tour.
To Register: Email Bonnie Satchatello-Sawyer or call with questions: (406) 586-2455  


Unable to make it but want to learn more about funding in Indian Country? Please reach out to Elyse Gordon.