HAF: Native Cultures Fund Grant

Humboldt Area Foundation


Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: May 1, 2019

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Individuals Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in California: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in California: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County Expand all

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Overview:

HAF: Native Cultures Fund Grant

The Native Cultures Fund (NCF) was created to support Native arts, cultural revitalization, and cultural transmission between generations. 

Granting Area

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.

Guiding Principles

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. Individuals, organizations, or community partnerships may apply.

Partnerships should be based on reciprocal relationships, consensus building, community resiliency, and traditional models of ownership. Oral histories and language materials must be owned by Native community members in all projects funded. Master artist or language speakers’ or cultural elders’ time should be valued at equal to or greater than other professional participants in the project. Projects should strengthen communities and support sovereignty.

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Eligibility:

  • Individuals, organizations, or community partnerships may apply

Preferences:

  • 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.

Ineligibility:

  • 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.


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