Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Inc.

BIPOC-Led Organization


The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation advances equity and cultural knowledge, focusing on the power of arts and collaboration to strengthen Native communities and promote positive social change with American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples in the United States.

Bottom Line for Portland

Just in time for Native American Heritage Month! With your gift, you will support our vision to realize Portland as a hub for Native people through arts, culture and social justice. Our new headquarters, the Center for Native Arts and Cultures (CNAC), will give Native people in the city a physical, visual presence that will impact the greater community by truly “making the invisible visible.” Give a gift from now through the end of December via the Give!Guide to help us meet our goal!


“There is a sense of possibility and movement forward for NACF and the work we do. The Center for Native Arts and Cultures will allow us to work with more partners and help strengthen local Native communities while creating a national asset for Native arts and cultures in Portland, Oregon.”

― Lulani Arquette (Native Hawaiian), NACF President/CEO

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NACF is one of only a few Native-founded, Native-led, national organizations focused primarily on the arts and cultures field that intentionally includes work on social, environmental, and economic justice. Our bylaws state: “A controlling percentage of the Board must be Native persons to ensure that the Board is knowledgeable about Native American arts, cultures, communities, and related issues relevant to effective philanthropic practice and mission fulfillment for this organization.” The board is 80% Native, and staff is 72% BIPOC.

Business Partner(s)

We are partnering with Arnerich Massena, Emerick Architects, and Meritus Property Group to provide matching funds totaling $7,250. Every dollar you donate up to $7,250 will be matched 1:1 due to their generosity. 

$23,049 raised of $20,000 goal
232 donations
115% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2008

Tax ID: 26-1595870

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Inc. is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust

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