We are happy to announce that applications are open for our third annual nomz grant are now open. This grant will provide a total of $10,000 ($5,000 each) to two Indigenous individuals to pursue their dreams of starting or growing a business.
How it started
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.
The nomz grant launched in 2020 – and we are happy to announce that applications are open for our third annual nomz grant are now open!
How to apply
To apply, please fill out the online application form by September 2, 2022. The recipient of the grant will be announced on September 15, 2022.
If you applied in previous years, you can apply again this year. All applications will be properly vetted through a selection committee with individuals from the Indigenous community, including the previous grant recipients.
Thank you to all who applied and shared their stories with us, and thank you to the Indigenous selection committee for their time vetting through these inspiring applications.
In the summer of 2013, I had the opportunity to spend two months with the Moose Cree First Nations in Moose Factory, Ontario. The community taught me so much and my life changed as a result. I always wanted to give back, and as nomz grows, so will this grant.
The grant is open to both women and men. To apply, send an email with information about you, your business idea, and how you plan to use the funds to email@example.com with the subject line “nomz grant” by September 8th, 2021. If you applied last year, you can apply again this year. All applications will be properly vetted through a selection committee with individuals from the Indigenous community.
Today and beyond, we encourage all Canadians to learn more about the history, heritage and contribution of Indigenous peoples.
Thank you to all who applied, and thank you to Cindy, Florence and Allen for all your time vetting through these thoughtful and inspiring applications.
We've always wanted to give back, and this year, we are so happy to announce that nomz will be providing a $5,000 grant for an Indigenous woman to pursue her dreams in starting her own business, or to help grow a budding business, and share the lessons we've learned.
To apply, please send an email with information about you and your business (or business idea) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "nomz grant" before September 8th, 2020. The recipient of the grant will be announced on September 15th, 2020.
The Philanthropic Community's Declaration of Action can be read by clicking here. It is a commitment by organizations like us who are offering support to the Indigenous community, to do so in an atmosphere of understanding, dignity and respect towards the shared goal of reconciliation, atmosphere of understanding, dignity and respect towards the shared goal of reconciliation.