Native CultureS Fund

Supporting California Indian culture bearers, artists, lifeways, and knowledge transmission.

Our Story

How We Help

Initiated and lead by Native peoples, the Native Cultures Fund is a partnership between Native Nations, the Humboldt Area Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and other donors. The program supports the transmission of knowledge between generations through the renaissance of California Native art culture, sacred sites, and language development.

Our Story

Founded by California Indian leaders and Native led, the Native Cultures Fund has practiced community grantmaking and program development at Humboldt Area Foundation since 2002.

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The Native Cultures Fund has two granting rounds per year, in spring and fall. Upcoming deadlines are  and April 1 and October 15. NCF grants are between $1000 and $10,000, with most grants falling between $1000 — $5000.

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For Donors

The Native Cultures Fund gratefully accepts donations of all sizes to be used to support Native cultural and community health in California. The funds go directly to Native led grants and program.

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In Our Community

For Students

The Jack Montoya Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to support Native people who are California residents and show genuine support of and actively promote cultural revitalization.

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