Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF)
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.
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