The Chamiza Foundation was established with the intention of supporting programs that would help insure the cultural continuity of Pueblo tribes.
Programs that support and help sustain tribal life and traditions and that also encourage innovative change are the primary focus of the foundation’s giving. The foundation has never considered its purpose to be the preservation of Pueblo culture as an antiquity. Rather, Chamiza believes that New Mexico’s Pueblo tribes offer a culture to be emulated and one that is very much worth sustaining. It is in this spirit that the work of the foundation is fostered and carried out.
At this time, the Foundation specially encourages the development of programs directed to youth education in cultural traditions, Pueblo history, and the inclusion of a language component as well as innovative uses of technology in those programs.
The application deadlines are February 11 and May 13, 2022.