Community Relations and Innovation Fund

Opens Wednesday September 13, 2023 | Closes Tuesday October 31, 2023 at 11:59pm PST | Unrestricted Funding up to $10,000

In 2020, Potlatch Fund responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by simplifying our grant practices. While in the past, grantees had to apply under a specific granting opportunity such as: Healthy Pathways for Native Youth, Language Preservation, Community Building, Native Student Success, and Native Arts, we have now streamlined to one grant process that includes these and more. 

Our new grant, the Community Relations and Innovation Fund, continues to focus on ‘the people on the ground’ in Native communities who are committed to serving the needs of our community. Granting opportunities will be available as unrestricted funds up to $10,000. We seek applications that support (but not limited to) youth work, community building, arts/culture, language and education/advocacy and are open to Artists, Organizations or Tribal Entities that meet eligibility criteria below. 


  • Provide service in WA, OR, ID, MT 

Must meet both: 

  • Serve 51% Native Community & 2/3rd Native Staff and Board 

Must be one of the following: 

  • Federally Recognized Tribal Entity
  • State Recognized Tribal Entity 
  • Seeking Recognition 
  • Native 501 c 3 Organization 
  • Native 501 c 4 Organization 
  • Fiscally Sponsored * 
  • Individual Artist Enrolled  
  • Individual Artist Descendant  

Must be one of the following: 

  • 501c3 
  • 501c4 
  • Tribe 7871 
  • Fiscally Sponsored organization 
  • Individual Artist 

Open and Close Dates 

  • Opens Wednesday, September 13, 2023 and Closes Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm PST 

Funding Amount 

  • Unrestricted funding up to $10,000 

What will this grant support? 

  • Seeking applications that support (but not limited to) youth work, community building, arts/culture, language and education/advocacy 



*Potlatch Fund as an organization supports all our relatives and community members. This includes but is not limited to our Veterans, LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit relatives, our Tribal and Indigenous people who share their identities in our Native community (Multiracial), those who are differently abled in any capacity, and many others who are a part of our collective family. 

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