Native Cultures Fund

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

The Native Cultures Fund (NCF) makes grants and sponsors projects that nourish the revitalization of native culture, practices, language and identity. 


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. Read more...


The Native Cultures Fund has two granting rounds per year, in spring and fall. Upcoming deadlines are October 15, 2018 and April 1, 2019. NCF grants are between $1000 and $10,000, with most grants falling between $1000 — $5000. Read more...


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. Read more...

To apply for an NCF grant, see our list of available grants


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