Applications are now open for the Native Cultures Fund Grants Program to support 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 Native Cultures Fund serves the area from the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation in the north, to the Paiute Nations to the east and down to Chumash territory in the south.
Grants are not made to support capacity of large organizations, for economic development, or for projects not rooted in California tribal cultures.
- NCF grant funding is between $1,000 and $10,000, with most grants falling between $1,000 – $5,000.
- Grants can be made to individuals, non-profits, community partnerships, or Tribes. They are made to projects that reflect California Indian culture, art, values, and traditional practices. They define culture in the broadest possible way: As the foodways, languages and cosmologies, ceremony, sacred sites, sports, architecture, arts, teachings and knowledge systems, stories, music, dance, land stewardship, hydrology, maritime traditions and much more that are indigenous to California.
For more information, visit https://www.hafoundation.org/Grantseekers/Native-Cultures-Fund/Grants