every year on July 1st, we announce our
$10,000 grant

grant purpose

The summer before nomz began, our founder Jana had the opportunity to spend the summer months with the Moose Cree First Nations in Moose Factory, Ontario. This was a transformative time filled with beauty, learning, and growth.

Slowing down, the connection to the earth and appreciation for simplicity inspired our mission – to help people eat and live better, across Canada and beyond. That’s why we’re passionate about sourcing ingredients in their most whole, natural form – and crafting nourishing snacks that are organic, free from refined sugar, and made with only pure, simple ingredients.

Walking away from her summer, Jana knew that she wanted to create something to give back to the people and places that inspired her during those summer months.

As a purpose-driven team – giving back to the community and recognizing those who have inspired and supported us along the way has always been important.

how to apply

Who Can Apply?

To be eligible you must be an Indigenous Entrepreneur or Business in Canada, and be of Aboriginal Heritage in Canada. Individuals who've applied in previous years may apply again this year.

Submission Dates

Submissions open on July 1st, 2023 and close on September 1st, 2023.

Application Process

Applications will be vetted by individuals from the Indigenous community, including our previous grant recipients.⁠ After initial review, a shortlist of finalists will be contacted for an interview with the selection committee by September 18th, 2023.

Recipient Winner

The winning recipient will be selected based on their impact on the community, potential for business growth, and alignment with the values and goals of the grant and will be officially announced on September 29th! They will receive $10,000 in funding that will go towards their business growth, marketing efforts, materials, and startup costs.

Join us on this journey of celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship, honouring Indigenous communities, and creating a brighter future for all Canadians. The Philanthropic Community’s Declaration of Action is a commitment by organizations like us who offer support to the Indigenous community from an atmosphere of understanding, dignity and respect towards the shared goal of reconciliation.

support our grant recipients

Endaayaan Awejaa
Sapling & Flint
Amanda Paul
Amy Pelletier
Sarah Meconse Mierau