Potlatch Fund is Honored to Introduce Katherine Paul, or KP, who will serve as our Interim Relationship Manager

Katherine Paul, or KP, joins Potlatch Fund as our interim Relationship Manager. KP grew up on the Swinomish Reservation here in Washington and attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., where she received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology. For most of her life, KP has been involved in music in one way or another. She attended the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls in Portland as a teenager and later became the

SAVE THE DATE: Potlatch Fund’s Annual Gala – A Virtual Evening of Tradition and Culture

POTLATCH FUND INSPIRING THE NATIVE TRADITION OF GIVING SAVE THE DATE: Potlatch Fund’s 18th Annual Gala A Virtual Evening of Tradition and Culture Saturday, November 7, 2020 Potlatch Fund’s Annual Gala provides the opportunity to honor tribal leaders and local tribal initiatives, to share culture through song and dance performances, to support and celebrate Native art and artists, and to assist Potlatch Fund with its fundraising efforts as it undertakes important work throughout Northwest Indian

Potlatch Fund is Honored to Introduce Rebecca Miles, Operations Director

Meet Rebecca Miles Rebecca Miles, joins Potlatch Fund as its Operations Director from Lapwai, Idaho, where she grew up a member of the Nez Perce Tribe. Although Rebecca left Idaho to go to school—first to get a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Washington State University in Pullman and then a master’s degree in professional studies and organizational leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane—she returned to Lapwai afterward and has served her tribe and local

Potlatch Fund Welcomes Three New Employees and Looks to the Future

Potlatch Fund is pleased to welcome three new employees and co-workers to the organization. These three Native women represent an extraordinary range of talents, abilities, and experiences. We hope you will share in our excitement as they join our team and welcome them to the Potlatch Fund community. Rebecca Miles joins the organization as its Operations Director. Rebecca comes to Potlatch Fund with a strong background in leadership and national, state and tribal policy. She

Potlatch Fund Announces Critical Response Grants Recipients

Dear Friends, Recently the Potlatch Fund Board of Directors met to award 42 Critical Response Grants to individuals and organizations serving Native communities across the Pacific Northwest during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. From the beginning of the pandemic, Potlatch Fund has been strategizing the best ways to meet the most urgent needs of our communities. The decision was made early on to pause our regular grantmaking programs and to free up funds from both those

Potlatch Fund Announces 2020 Community Building Grant Recipients

Potlatch Fund Announces 2020 Community Building Grant Recipients Dear Friends, Now more than ever, our Community Building Grants are vital to supporting individuals and organizations as they seek to nurture a sense of community among Native people. We have all had to adjust to new ways of doing things because of COVID-19, and these new realities have left some of our Native relatives feeling isolated and cut off from normal opportunities for fellowship, sharing, laughter,

Potlatch Fund is Hiring! Join Our Dynamic Team!

Potlatch Fund is Hiring

Potlatch Fund is Hiring! Join Our Dynamic Team! Dear Friends, Potlatch Fund has been through exciting changes in the past year, with new talent joining our dynamic team, while old friends have moved on to other opportunities. To keep the momentum of transformation going, we are hiring for two positions: Operations Director and Administrative Manager. Please share these opportunities widely within your networks. Operations Director: We are looking to hire an innovative Operations Director to

All In WA

Show us that you are “All In” by donating to Potlatch Fund Today. Since time immemorial, our Pacific Northwest Native ancestors held potlatches and enacted the ceremonial protocol of the giveaway: giving away riches from one clan or family to another. The potlatch initiated a gift economy that encouraged wealth distribution and built communities based upon fostering communal responsibility and social equity. Today, we celebrate this abundant tradition in two ways. First, we continue potlatch

Critical Response Grants – Emergency COVID-19 Relief Funding

Critical Response Grants – Emergency COVID-19 Relief Funding: Potlatch Fund is committed to supporting our communities in Northwest Indian Country in the best way possible during the ongoing crisis presented by COVID-19, as normal routines are upended and new needs emerge on an almost daily basis. To that end, we focused our second round of emergency funding on current grantees and surveyed them to find out what needs were the most urgent in their communities.

A Letter from Amber Schulz-Oliver, Board President

Dear Friends, I don’t have to tell you that we are living in strange, unprecedented times. We all experience the COVID-19 crisis differently, and yet we are all in it together.  Daily, we are inspired by and grateful for all of the people risking their health and their lives to combat this disease. At Potlatch Fund, we are responding to COVID-19 by stepping up our support of the Native nonprofit organizations that are crucial to