Native American Advised Fund


For the Generations to Come...Native American Advised Fund
Photography:Lee Marmon © Allan Houser Inc.


Advisory Committee: [Standing] Joseph Aguilar (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Luci Tapahonso (Navajo), Marita Hinds (Pueblo of Tesuque), Beverly Morris (Aleut), Jhane Myers (Comanche, Blackfeet), Nocona Burgess (Comanche), Andrea Hanley (Navajo). [Seated] Emily Haozous (Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache), Christina M. Castro (Jemez/Taos Pueblo), Kathryn Harris Tijerina (Comanche).
Not Pictured: 
Stephine Poston (Sandia Pueblo) and Porter Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo).

The Native American Advised Fund at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, was established in 1993 with a gift from the late Allan Houser (Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache), a humanitarian and one of the world's great artists. Grants are made from the fund based on the recommendations of an advisory committee. The majority of members of the advisory committee are drawn from the local Native American communities.

The purpose of the Native American Advised Fund is to enhance Native lifeways now and for future generations in New Mexico by promoting a spirit of sharing and supporting community initiatives. The Fund supports efforts that emphasize the commitment to Native core values: community, language, culture, and environment. Since 1997, the Native American Advised Fund has granted over $200,000 to 50 different tribes, schools, and organizations.

The Fund will operate in perpetuity, benefiting this and future generations. Only the income from the fund is used to make grants.

Native American considers grants in the spring and fall, corresponding to the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s respective competitive grant cycles

Native American Advised Fund Grant Awards 2018

New Mexico Kids Matter: $5,000

Santa Fe Indian Center: $5,000

Native American Advised Fund Grant Awards 2017

Fall

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women: $600

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture - Laboratory of Anthropology: $3,700

Native American Social Work Program (NASWP) Advisory-Development Committee: $1,700

New Mexico Kids Matter Inc.: $4,000

RESOLVE Violence Prevention: $1,600

Santa Fe Indian Center: $2,000


Spring

Changing Woman Initiative Birth and Wellness Center: $2,000

Honor Our Pueblo Existence (HOPE): $2,000

Indigenous Nations Library Program, UNM: $1,000

Native American Student Services for SFPS: $2,200

Pueblo of Pojoaque/Tewa Language Immersion: $1,200

Tewa Women United: $1,000

Native American Advised Fund Grant Awards 2016

Fall

Indian Arts Research Center/School for Advanced Research: $2,000

New Mexico Kids Matter: $2,000 

Reel Indian Pictures/New West Media Foundation: $1,000

Santa Fe Indian Center: $3,500

Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA): $1,000

Spring

Axle Projects, Inc.: $500

Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute: $4,000

Native American Student Services: $5,000


SFCF provides grants to eligible applicants so long as funds are available, without regard to the race, creed, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, country or place of origin, ethnicity or citizenship status of the applicants.

Your Contacts for the Native American Advised Fund

Christa Coggins
Vice President for Community Philanthropy

(505) 988-9715 x 7002

Chad Gasper
Development and Donor Services Associate

(505) 988-9715 x 7020


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