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Immigration and Ethnic Minorities

Potential Program Funders

Administration for Native Americans is a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The website has numerous important resources including grant programs and initiatives.

Office of Minority Health (OMH) advises the US Department of Health and Human Services on public health issues affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Blacks/African Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos. The mission of OMH is to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations through the development of effective health policies and programs that help to eliminate disparities in health.

Office of Refugee Resettlement within the Administration for Children and Families division of the US Department of Health and Human Services; provides funding for several needs, e.g., unaccompanied immigrant children and minors, survivors of torture, and human trafficking.

Peace Development Fund makes grants to organizations and projects working to achieve peaceful, just, and interdependent relationships among people and nations. They believe the change in values needed to establish a more just and peaceful world will come about only if it is strongly rooted in local communities. Projects that emphasize transnational organizing among workers in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and efforts from indigenous communities in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. that are working to address local, regional, national, or international challenges are priorities in three key program areas: *BASE: Building Action for Sustainable Environments, *Criminal Justice,* and Cross Border: A project designed to foster alliances and build capacity among groups working for justice and social change along the U.S./Mexico border, as well as in other parts of Mexico.

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc. (SGF) is a non-profit Indigenous peoples organization that works directly with grassroots Native American communities and traditional Indigenous societies throughout the Americas. SGF supports Native peoples' community organizing, economic renewal, cultural revitalization, environmental justice, and sustainable community issues such as youth leadership development, traditional governance, economic empowerment, community-based education, intergenerational learning, and related strategies for sustainable development.