Native American Advised Fund Awards $82,500 to Nonprofits

2021 Grants Cycle

The Native American Advised Fund (NAAF) at the Santa Fe Community Foundation is pleased to announce $82,500 in grants to nine Native-led and serving nonprofit organizations across New Mexico. The 2021 grants, which range from $5,000 - $15,000, support NAAF’s mission of enhancing Native lifeways now and for future generations in NewMexico.

2021 Grantees include:
Americans for Indian Opportunity
Keres Children's Learning Center
New Mexico Foundation for Dental Health
New Mexico Kids Matter
Santa Fe Film Institute
Santa Fe Indigenous Center
Santa Fe Recovery Center
School for Advanced Research
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project

“We’re incredibly grateful to the members of our NAAF advisory committee,” said Christopher Goett, President & CEO of the Santa Fe Community Foundation. “Their strong leadership and informed Indigenous perspectives have been invaluable in helping us best serve our region’s Native communities, which continue to be among the hardest hit by the pandemic.”

The Native American Advised Fund was established in 1993 with a seed gift from the late Allan Houser (Chiricahua Fort SillApache), a humanitarian and one of the world's great artists. Grants are made from the fund based on the recommendations of an advisory committee that reflects the diversity of our region’s Indigenous communities. Since its inception, NAAF has granted over $400,000 to 50 different tribes, schools, and organizations.

Jan 4, 2022
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