Grant Opportunities

Grantmaking reflects our commitment to increasing philanthropic support to Native artists, organizations, and communities in the United States.

Current Funding Opportunities

Call for Entries: Mentor Fellowship Program

Accepting Applications for this new fellowship
September 29 through November 18, 2016
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NACF’s new Mentor Fellowship program will award accomplished American Indian and Alaska Native artists to mentor emerging artists in the Traditional Arts or Contemporary Visual Arts categories. The program’s goal is to improve creative development, artistic rigor, and intergenerational cultural and traditional knowledge perpetuation by fostering the growth of Native artist mentors and apprentices, and empowering them to play an integral role in their communities.

Eligibility: Must be a 5-year resident, and enrolled Native citizen of a tribe, located in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Southern California (San Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and Imperial Counties), Arizona, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North or South Dakota.

Coming Soon: Frequently Asked Questions about NACF Grants