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  • Honoring and Preserving Cherokee Culture
  • Broadening Horizons through the Costa Rica Eco-Study Tour
  • Practicing the Ga-du-gi Tradition by Helping Neighbors
  • Teaching Adult Tribal Members the Cherokee Language
  • Supporting Leadership Programs Grounded in Cultural Values
  • Encouraging Visitors Interested in Authentic Cherokee Cultural Experiences

Ga-du-gi Community Report

Read the new ga-du-gi 2013 report to the community to learn about investments in youth that Cherokee Preservation Foundation has made on behalf of members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  Ga-du-gi means "helping hands" in Cherokee.  The stories in this year's report are about the Cherokee Youth Council, summer culture and language camps, the Cherokee Trails project, and an entrepreneurship curriculum being developed to give young people a means to stay and prosper in Western North Carolina.

Cherokee Preservation Foundation Announces 24 Fall 2013 Grants Totaling $4.1 Million

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation recently awarded 24 new grants totaling over $4.1 million, continuing its mission to improve the quality of life for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and the surrounding region.

Cherokee Preservation Foundation Donates $200K to Cherokee Children's Home

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation gave a $200,000 donation to the Home on Tuesday, Jan. 14.  The Cherokee Boys Club has raised over $200,000 in the past year, and Tuesday’s donation represents a match of that amount.

Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program Fellows attend AISES National Conference

The AISES National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three day event convening graduate, under graduate and high school junior and senior students, teachers, workforce professionals, corporate and government partners and all members of the AISES family.

New Interactive Report about Place-Based Grantmaking

Cherokee Preservation Foundation has been making grants on tribal lands and neighboring rural communities for ten years.  From Transactional to Transformational is a new interactive report with videos and photo galleries that describes some of the unique challenges of place-based grantmaking on tribal lands and rural communities, and highlights strategies for success distilled from Cherokee Preservation Foundation’s experience.