After a decade of visioning, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) was launched in 2009 to promote the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures. The foundation’s grantmaking program is one of its principle strategies for supporting Native artists and arts organizations. Please see the links at right to explore the grantees.
In 2011, NACF also organized the first national convening of the field of Native arts and culture, bringing together over 100 artists, funders and arts organizations to vision what is most needed to support and nurture the arts and cultures of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian peoples. The outcomes of this national indigenous think-tank are outlined in Strengthening the Bones, a report by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation documenting ideas on how best to support Native artists and arts organizations serving this portion of the greater arts community.
Support Our Mission
Please help to sustain our work and grow the amount of support we can provide to Native artists and the perpetuation of Native arts and cultures!
Your donation will help enrich communities, renew pride and keep cultures vital.
Unless we make a conscious effort to bolster our Indigenous arts and link our elders with emerging Native artists, those voices can be lost. When we lose a generation of artists and culture bearers, we also lose a generation of deep wisdom. Our young people are left without roots from which to draw life and hope.
Arts can strengthen America. The journey begins with each of us. No gift is too small and each of us is counted. Current support for Native arts and cultures is minimal. Your decision now could change the present and help support the future of Native arts and cultures across our country for years to come. Donate safely online or mail donations to:
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
11109 NE 14th Street
Vancouver, WA 98684