National Indian Lutheran Board (NILB) grant and proposal files (1970-1986) contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, financial statements, background histories, newsletters, articles of incorporation and by-laws, and publications of NILB funded programs and institutions. Correspondence regards discussion of needs, grant arrangements, and progress reports. Correspondents include NILB Director Eugene R. Crawford and Administrative Secretary Shirley A. Canchola; Lutheran Council in the USA (LCUSA) participating church body officials; American Indian Movement officials; and directors and other staff of organizations, associations, agencies, programs, churches, and missions who recieved NILB grant money. These institutions' programs concerned Native American students and scholarships, theater activities, youth, aged, athletics, politics, health, rehabilitation and outreach, craft and cultural activities, technical service training, housing and employment, tribal self-preservation, legal services, environmental concerns, cemetery protection, and hunger issues. Requests also were made for food, clothing, transportation, and heating needs.