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Native Cultures Fund (NCF)

Grants to California Organizations, Community Partnerships, and
Individuals for Programs that Benefit Native American Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF)

Deadline Date:

11/20/20 Postmarked, hand delivered, or emailed

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to California organizations, community partnerships, and individuals for programs that benefit Native American communities in eligible regions. Funding is intended for activities that strengthen traditions, foster intergenerational relationships, and support Native arts. Eligible regions range from the Tolowa/Dee-ni’ Nation peoples near the Oregon border, inland to the Paiute and Shoshone Nations along the Nevada border, and south to the Chumash peoples of the Santa Barbara area.

The Native Cultures Fund is dedicated to supporting California’s original peoples, their art and cultural revitalization. Preference will be given for grants involving art created by Native artists, cultural mentorship between generations, and/or creation of California Indian cultural models that can be shared. Traditional or contemporary art projects, cultural or ceremonial projects, sacred site protection or creation, traditional foodways restoration, education and language programs are eligible.

Projects should strengthen communities and support sovereignty.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152357

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000 - $10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals, organizations, or community partnerships may apply.

The Native Cultures Fund supports artists, culture bearers, and educators from the Tolowa/Dee-ni’ Nation peoples near the Oregon border, inland to the Paiute and Shoshone Nations along the Nevada border, and south to the Chumash peoples of the Santa Barbara area.

The following are not considered for funding: overhead costs for tribes or large organizations, scholarships, college tuition and artists working in degree programs, capacity building for organizations, and economic development.

Pre-Application Information:

Updated Fall Deadline: November 20, 2020

- Postmarked, delivered, or emailed

- The Native Cultures Fund convenes a committee to make granting decisions twice a year, in spring and fall. Current deadlines for consideration are April 1 and November 20.

Notifications of grant awards will be given 60 days after the deadline date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email completed applications to: nativecultures@hafoundation.org

Mail completed applications to:
Native Cultures Fund
363 Indianola Road
Bayside, CA 95524

Inquiries about the grantmaking process or for assistance, please reach out to the team at nativecultures@hafoundation.org or 707.267.9906

Craig Woods
Grants and Scholarships Program Manager
craigw@hafoundation.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: From the Tolowa/Dee-ni’ Nation peoples near the Oregon border, inland to the Paiute and Shoshone Nations along the Nevada border, and south to the Chumash peoples of the Santa Barbara area

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