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The Potlatch Fund will begin accepting grant applications to the Community Building program on March 3.
The Fund is particularly interested in supporting initiatives that address the root causes of social, economic, racial, or environmental issues. Ideally, this program is envisioned to increase the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities.
This year, the Fund is also receptive to applications that aim to build awareness around the 2020 Census within Tribal communities.
Eligible applicants include Tribes, Tribal Nonprofits, or Native-led nonprofits that serve the residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana; or have fiscal sponsor that is a Tribe, Tribal nonprofit, or Native-led nonprofit that serves the residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana.
Potlatch Fund defines “Native”, “Native-led”, and “Native American” as follows:
Any federally recognized Indian Tribe, Band, Nation, Alaska Native Village, or organized group or community or Indian group that has been formally recognized as a Indian Tribe by the State legislature, a State commission, or another similar organization vested with the State legislative Tribal Recognition Authority; or
- Any Indian group currently seeking State or Federal recognition.
- Be a member of a federally recognized or a state-recognized American Indian Tribe.
Potlatch Fund defines “Native-led” nonprofits or groups as follows:
Any group or organization that demonstrates a board of directors and staff that are representative of the community to be served. Two-thirds (2/3) of the total board of directors and two-thirds (2/3) of the staff shall be Native American as defined above.
Applicants that have previously received a Potlatch Fund grant, may only apply to this grant cycle if they have completed all past reporting obligations.
Native-led organizations applying for funding must meet the following criteria.
- Be a federally recognized American Indian Tribal government agency;
- Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, in good standing, as determined by the Internal Revenue Service; or
- Be a Native-led group that is fiscally sponsored by a federally recognized American Indian Tribe, an authorized 7871 organization, or a Native-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit, in good standing, as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.
- The organization must serve Native peoples in Potlatch Fund’s four state region.
- The organization must be located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana.
- The organization’s mission must be aligned with the mission of Potlatch Fund.
- Organizations may only receive funding for one Potlatch Fund grant per calendar year.
Note: Applications from different departments, within a Tribe, will be reviewed as separate organizations.
There is a 1:1 grant matching requirement.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 1/20/2020
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