Before beginning your application, please read through the Application Instructions and Guidelines.

We do not currently have a deadline for applications.  We accept applications on an ongoing basis.   

Proposal Format:

  1. Cover Sheet and Checklist

    The cover sheet is used for board correspondence; please fill it out clearly and entirely.

    Downloads Microsoft Word Document 

  2. Proposal Narrative  

    Narratives should be 3 to 5 pages only and should include:

    • organizational background
    • project goals and objectives, and a plan for how they will be realized
    • project timeline
    • demonstration of the project's potential impact in building resilience in Native communities

    You can download a Microsoft Word Document here to use as a guideline.

  3. Attachments

    • An IRS letter determining 501(c)(3) status from your organization or fiscal agent. If you have a fiscal agent, please include a letter from them stating that their relationship with your project/organization.

    • A list of staff (paid and/or volunteer) and a list of your Board of Directors, Advisory Board or Community Council including tribal affiliation(s)

    • A current year itemized annual budget expenses for your organization

    • A list of pending and committed revenues for your organization

    If seeking funds for a specific project, please also include:
    • An itemized budget expenses for specific project
      A list of pending and committed income for specific project


Please do not send CD, DVD, spiral bound documents, or materials other than what is requested in the cover sheet's check list. We will request more information if needed.

Submit via mail and e-mail (both) to
Honor the Earth Grants Manager
607 Main Avenue, PO Box 63
Callaway, MN 56521
Faxed proposals are not accepted.

Please send proposal and attachments at the same time. In the e-mailed version please use the subject line “[Your Organization’s Name] Grant Application”. Please call (218) 375-3200 if you have any questions concerning your application.

Although Honor the Earth has the utmost respect for all Native communities and organizations that submit requests for funding, we are a small organization and cannot fund all of the worthy proposals we receive. We will notify you in writing and/or via e-mail of the funding decisions within twelve weeks of the application deadline. We will contact you if we need additional information. Thanks again for applying, we look forward to hearing from you.