Initiated and led by Native peoples, the Native Cultures Fund’s mission is to support the renaissance of California Native American arts, culture, sacred sites, and cultural transmission between generations.
**HAF Board members and staff are spending time redesigning all HAF Native programs, funds and scholarships. We anticipate announcing next steps for NCF later this year. Please contact Sara Dronkers, 707.267.9906, if you have any questions.**
The Native Cultures Fund (NCF) was established in 2000 and is a program of the Humboldt Area Foundation in partnership with the James Irvine Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and other foundations and individuals.
To date, NCF has awarded over one million dollars to California Native American artists and cultural stewards in support of over 185 community projects. The fund has a 50-county service area within California that ranges from the southern Oregon border, stretching inland to the western Nevada border, and then south to the Santa Barbara area.