Thirteen local organizations make shortlist for 2024 EcDev Trust disbursements

Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust is giving away $816,245 this year with twelve local organizations shortlisted for the funding.

There are four general applications and eight grassroots applications.

The shortlisting process consists of applications that are deemed complete, are within the scope of the 2024 EDT guidelines, and warrant further evaluation by the Board of Directors’ EDT Committee.

The funding distribution is then decided following the review and scoring by the EDT Committee as well as applicant presentations, which will take place on Feb. 24 in the board room at the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation.

The following organizations will make presentations:

-Two Row on the Grand

-Seneca Longhouse

-Onondaga Language Collective

-Aboriginal Senior Wish

-The Muskrat Podcast

-The Golden Spoon

-Six Nations Skydome Beaders

-Six Nations Agricultural Society

-Six Nations Polytechnic

-Six Nations Language Commission


-Six Nations Public Library

Successful recipients will be notified by Mar. 1 and must use the funding between April 1 and Dec. 1, 2024

“We look forward to evaluating the shortlisted applications and supporting projects that will have a positive impact on the Six Nations community,” said Rachel Martin, Chair of the Economic Development Trust committee.

Since 2016, the EDT has handed out over $17 million to community organizations.

The funding comes from annual distributions of surplus profits by the SNGRDC.
The Economic Development Trust is the mechanism in which surplus profits generated by the SNGRDC.

This model of distribution was a result of the 2011 community engagement study “We Gather Our Voices”. 

The EDT says it will continue to invest in the Six Nations Community in future years through yearly distributions made possible by SNGRDC. 

Members of the Economic Development Trust Committee include Rachel Martin (Chair), Andrew Joseph, Justin Porter, and Myka Burning.

The SNGRDC manages the Six Nations’ economic interests in 20 renewable energy projects and numerous economic development opportunities, in and around the Six Nations territory. SNGRDC’s current green energy portfolio is capable of producing over 1300 MW of renewable energy through its direct or indirect involvement in seven solar, 13 wind project(s). 

The SNGRDC is located on the Six Nations Reserve and employs an average of 110 employees.

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