Native American Advised Fund Awards $75,000 in Grants
Native American Advised Fund Awards $75,000 to Nonprofits
The Native American Advised Fund (NAAF) at the Santa Fe Community Foundation is pleased to announce $75,000 in grants to 10 Native-led and serving nonprofit organizations across New Mexico. The 2022 grants, which range from $5,000 - $15,000, support NAAF’s mission of enhancing Native lifeways and promoting the Indigenous core values of community, language, culture, and environment.
2022 Grantees include:
The Mountain Center
National Indian Youth Leadership Project
New Mexico Kids Matter
New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding
Santa Fe Film Institute
Santa Fe Indigenous Center
Silver Bullet Productions
STEM Santa Fe
Trees, Water & People
The Native American Advised Fund’s annual grantmaking is determined by an all-Native advisory committee that reflects the diversity of our region’s Indigenous communities. Since its inception, NAAF has deployed over $500,000 to tribes, schools, and organizations across the state.
“It’s an honor to support, empower, and strengthen Native organizations and communities through our grants,” said Jhane Myers, Native American Advised Fund Committee Chair.
The Native American Advised Fund was established in 1993 with a seed gift from the late Allan Houser (Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache), a humanitarian and one of the world's great artists. It remains the only endowment in New Mexico dedicated solely to Native causes.
“Devastatingly, emergency events like the pandemic and this year’s wildfires disproportionately impact Indigenous communities,” said Christopher Goett, President & CEO of the Santa Fe Community Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful to NAAF’s advisory committee for their ongoing guidance, expertise, and care as we continue to serve our region’s Native communities.”
Intel Corporation, among others, provided funding for the Native American Advised Fund’s 2022 grant cycle. Read Intel's story here.