NADF has partnered with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and FedNor to provide contributions (grants) to eligible Aboriginal business activities in northern Ontario. These contributions are generally non-repayable.
- Aboriginal Business Contribution Program (ABCP): Funding is available to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses. Individuals may be eligible for up to $99,999 and First Nations or community-owned businesses may be eligible for up to $249,999.
- Local Initiatives Contribution (FedNor): Funding is available to not–for–profit organizations which support community economic development projects/initiatives. Applicants may be eligible for up to $5,000.