Humboldt Area Foundation

For The Native Cultures Fund

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
An important regranting intermediary partner, the Native Cultures Fund supports a renaissance of indigenous arts and cultural activity, fostering the renewal, preservation, and continuity of the distinctive and often marginalized Native communities in Northern California. The Fund provides small grants to an array of artists and culture bearers with an approach that builds upon long-standing relationships and honors customary protocols. Plans to utilize this grant renewal include deepening grantmaking capacities, assessing the impacts of long-term mentorship in traditional practices, and engaging peer organizations to better understand Native-centered philanthropic approaches.
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363 Indianola Road, Bayside, CA, 95524-9350, United States
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for the Native Cultures Fund  
Through its grants program, the Native Cultures Fund supports California’s Native peoples in creating meaningful art within their communities, reaching fifty counties statewide. Since its creation in 2000 with support from the Hewlett Foundation, the Fund has awarded more than $1 million to artists and cultural stewards for more than 275 community projects. The Native Cultures Fund proposes to support at least fifteen new projects each year and increase its outreach to Bay Area artists and communities through regional meetings.
for the Native Cultures Fund  
A program of the Humboldt Area Foundation since 2002, the Native Cultures Fund supports California Native arts, cultural revitalization, and knowledge transmission between generations. Founded by California Indian leaders, and Native led, the fund provides grants, staff support, and regional gatherings, with an approach that builds upon long-standing relationships and honors customary protocols across the 50-county region it serves. This grant advances the Program’s Communities strategy by enabling the Native Cultures Fund to continue to support an array of artists, culture bearers, and lifeways.

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