Potlatch Fund is a grant-making foundation and leadership development organization.
Native Americans receive less than one half of one percent of philanthropic dollars in the US. Yet these communities experience disproportionately high rates of poverty, unemployment, and disease.
Potlatch Fund formed in 2002 by Tribal organizations and funders to address this disparity, developing and empowering Native leadership and making the best use of tribal resources.
Since then, Potlatch Fund has
- conducted over 275 training workshops
- graduated 42 emerging leaders from an intensive training program in nonprofit management and leadership
- distributed $2.5 million in grants
- honored 70 individuals and organizations for leadership and philanthropy
To inspire and build upon the Native tradition of giving and to expand philanthropy within Tribal Nations and Native Communities in the Northwest.
They accomplish this through:
The resources they give reflect
- the needs and values of their people
- dreams for a better tomorrow for their children
- passion for the continued flourishing of their arts
Their mission is not just about projects. It's about their people, empowering emerging leaders and developing the best strategies in nonprofit management, fundraising, grant writing and more.
- in Indian Country, honoring those who bring dreams to life
- among individual donors, linking passions with projects
- with foundations, managing small, culturally-sensitive development