Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF)

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, your gift will support visionary Native artists and culture-bearers working to strengthen Native communities in Portland (our new home), across the Pacific Northwest, and across the country. At Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, our commitment to the power of art is about lifting Native voices, arts, cultures, and communities. It is the voices of the Native artists we support–their stories, their ingenuity, and their partnership!–that guides and inspires us forward. Give a gift from now through the end of December via the Give!Guide to help us meet our goal!


“…our best Native speakers stand together to give us what is as essential as water: stories, prose, and poetry that will incite inspiration, community, and growth, because in this profoundly changing world, we need their words.”


Joy Harjo (Mvskoke Nation)

23rd U.S. Poet Laureat

Board President, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation 

Introduction excerpt, “The Larger Voice” 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is a Native-founded, Native-led, national organizations focused on Native arts and cultures, and intentionally includes work on social, environmental, and economic justice. 

We serve Native American artists, and it is our priority to ensure that our staff and board reflect our constituents. Currently, 85% of our board and 50% of our staff are Native American. 64% of our staff identify as BIPOC. 

Business Partner(s)

We are partnering with Arnerich Massena and Vision Capital Management to provide matching funds totaling $6,000. Every dollar you donate up to $6,000 will be matched 1:1 due to their generosity. 

$58,049 raised of $55,000 goal
264 donations
106% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2008

Tax ID: 26-1595870

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust

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