What kinds of projects does ILTF fund?

ILTF funds projects that support its mission in the recovery and retention of Indian lands with a focus on four strategic areas: Education, Cultural Awareness, Economic Opportunity and Legal Reform. If you have an idea for a land-related project that can benefit Native nations and people, please share it with us. All projects must promote activities that directly benefit Native people and strengthen their relationship to their homelands. Activities that are not eligible for funding include:

  • Advocacy and lobbying efforts to influence legislation
  • Endowments
  • Land purchases
  • Benefits, fundraisers, walk-a-thons, telethons and galas
  • Scholarships, tuition assistance or other direct funding to individuals
  • Special events, except when the event is a key strategy in a continuum of efforts to achieve community goals in the Foundation’s strategy areas

ILTF will consider your idea and follow up with you if we are interested in learning more. As you might expect, we receive more requests than we are able to fund and cannot respond to every idea submitted. Email info@iltf.org to submit your idea.