Potlatch Fund Gala Updates, Eighth Generation Blanket Collab

New Prosperity Wool Blanket designed with Eighth Generation and grantee Mikailah Thompson Blue for our homeland’s rivers. Red for the blood of our warriors. Old-style pink that was traditionally only acquired through trade with neighboring tribes. nimíipuu (Nez Perce) artist Mikailah Thompson chose the colors of our new Prosperity Wool Blanket based on traditional nimíipuu beadwork, while creating a blanket that honors the incredible 20 years of important work and giving that the Potlatch Fund has done and continues to do today. Since 2002, Potlatch Fund has provided grants and leadership development to tribal nations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, granting over $5 million in support to Indian Country. While Native American communities receive less than half of one percent of

Announcing the Community Relations and Innovation Fund

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

Potlatch Fund Board Member Recruitment Announcement 2023

Announcement  SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO: Sunday, October 15th, 2023. Potlatch Fund Board seeks new Board Member  Potlatch Fund has been operating since 2002 and is a Native led organization that seeks to celebrate Native communities through the cultural tradition of giving by expanding philanthropy within Northwest Indian country. Potlatch Fund operates in the four-state region of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Potlatch Fund’s Board provides strategic direction, fiduciary oversight, and governance to the organization and complements an exceptional staff of seven and many committed volunteers. Service on the Board of Directors involves thoughtful decision-making, lots of fun, and the satisfaction of serving Native Communities throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana Qualifications The below skills and attributes are required: Resident of Washington,

2022 President’s Reflections

January 20, 2023 Last year, I delivered this report to the Potlatch Fund Board over Zoom. 2022 began slow, with the dregs of the COVID-19 shutdown still at our heels. Though we were able to meet in-person toward the end of 2021, it was in 2022 that we were able to come together more regularly and started truly building community with each other. Accomplishments The accomplishment that I am most proud of is updating our mission, vision, and values. We engaged in some very serious discussion that made us evaluate who we are, who we want to be, and the direction that we want to go as an organization. Philanthropy is experiencing a pivotal moment. At Potlatch Fund, we can

Save The Date – 20th Anniversary Gala Oct 7 In Tulalip

Celebrate the tradition of giving with Potlatch Fund at our 20th Anniversary Gala When: October 7, 2023 Where: Tulalip Gathering Hall Celebrate Potlatch Fund, the Community, Arts, and Culture. This is our main event of the year and we’re excited to be back in-person with our relatives! Join us on the lands of the Tulalip Tribes to uplift the past 20 years of Potlatch Fund, working to support our relatives in art, capacity, nonprofits, and building community. We look forward to seeing you there in celebration of the next 20 years!   For sponsorship opportunities please email Brian Tanner, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, at development@nullpotlatchfund.org. You can also click the link below for online sponsorships. 2023 Sponsorship Form Potlatch Fund

Join us June 10 in Umatilla at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute for our Plateau Reception!

Potlatch Fund Invites You! The Potlatch Board and Staff is excited to host the Potlatch Fund Plateau Reception on June 10, 2023 at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton, Oregon on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. We cannot wait to celebrate with our relatives on the Eastern Side of the Cascade Mountains! REGISTER FOR FREE HERE Potlatch Fund is a Native lead nonprofit serving Native communities in OR, ID, WA and MT. We are happy to be out in community again and seek to connect, leaving our home offices in Seattle, WA. Our event in the Umatilla homelands is open to all and we look forward to a night of food and story with funders, culture keepers, grantees and Native artists. If you are

Registration Is Open For The Uplifting Artists Celebration!

You’re Invited! Join us on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at the Seattle Art Museum from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm for the Uplifting Artists Celebration! We come together to celebrate 20+ years of Native artist grantees and their intrinsic benefit to our communities through art, culture, music, language and service. REGISTER HERE Your ticket incudes food, drinks, gallery access, shop at our Native art market, live music, fashion show and fun. This is a 21+ event. Potlatch Fund Artist Grantees: Email info@nullpotlatchfund.org for a discount code to register for the event. Sponsorships: Opportunities are available, email development@nullpotlatchfund.org or click the Sponsor Our Event button on the registration page. COVID-19: Please be prepared to present a COVID-19 vaccination card with proof of initial vaccination and booster or a