- How can I contribute to Strong Roots?
You can either use the donate button located at the top and bottom of the website, or send a check to our address.
Strong Roots Charitable Foundation
76 Geronimo Lane
PO Box 975
Akwesasne, NY 13655
- How do I ask for funding?
A Request for Proposal has been issued on May 15th and is posted on our website (Here). That RFP will handle the project submissions for 2017 and 2018. Please check back here for future RFP’s.
Individuals that have ideas to improve the Akwesasne community will create a presentation for the Board of Directors of Strong Roots Charitable Foundation. During the presentation, they will need to describe their community project and fulfill the following criteria:
– Has the potential to affect 100 community members or more.
– Has the potential to improve “Quality of Life” for Akwesasne Youth or Elders.
– Involves partnering with other community leadership boards for the success of the project.
– Fills a long-standing, identifiable need within the Community.
Once all of the presentation are completed the Board of Directors will decide which project they will fund. Strong Roots Charitable Foundation will fund one project a year – dependent on funding.
- Can I deduct contributions I have donated to your foundation?
Yes you can! Strong Roots Charitable Foundation, Inc. has recently established as a Public Charity determined by the IRS to be exempt from Federal Income Tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRS Section 501(c) (3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to us under IRC Section 170. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.
- Where is the community of Akwesasne?
The people from the Akwesasne Community are predominately Kanienkehaka (Mohawk).
The Akwesasne territory is divided north/south by an international boundary (United States and Canada) along the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Although divided by an international border, the residents consider themselves to be as One Community.
Today Akwesasne has an average of 12,000 residents living on the reservations and more than 1,800 Akwesasne Mohawks live off the reserve due to housing, economic and land constraints.
Hopefully we have answered your questions. If you do not see it below please feel free to email us.