We recognize that our success comes from collaborating within a large network of diverse organizations and people.

Our artists, culture bearers, staff and patrons extend their sincere appreciation to the following charitable foundations whose support empowers us with greater connectivity and community engagement as well as the education and tools to generate success.

Special thanks to our founding funder, The Ford Foundation.

The Bockley Brothers Family Fund
Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
Hawaii Community Foundation
Henk and Akemi Rogers Ohana Foundation
H.B. Henson Fund
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Himan Brown Charitable Trust
James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation
Kalliopeia Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Minneapolis Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
National Philanthropic Trust
New York Community Trust
Richard C. and Susan B. Ernst Foundation
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
The California Endowment
The Collins Foundation
The Jackson Foundation
The Second Sister Foundation
The TomKat Fund of the San Francisco Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

As a nonprofit organization, we invite Foundations to join us in conversation around how investing in Native arts and cultures impacts artists, communities, and the cultural wealth of our nation.


Kalliopeia Foundation is a private family foundation dedicated to fostering a global sense of interconnectedness, or oneness. We have always prioritized granting to Native-led organizations, but hadn’t really focused on art. Through our relationship with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, we are seeing in new ways how art is a glue that holds communities together. We are proud to fund NACF as it not only supports the work and vision of Native artists, but allows them to use their unique voices to transform the world.

Alan Zulch, Program Officer, Kalliopeia Foundation, California