Native Arts and Cultures Foundation:
NACF embraces the notion that Native artists offer profound contributions to intellectual inquiry and community sustainability. Native artists are at thresholds of exploration in unfolding creative terrains. They are deepening their impact on the field of contemporary arts practice and are forging new recognition in national and global communities. Through the fellowship program, we hope to foster the creativity of our Indigenous artists, allowing the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation, and discovery.
Black United Fund of Oregon: Founded in 1983, this non-profit organization engages in philanthropy, community development, and other initiatives that address unmet needs in low-income communities. Charitable grants are awarded to non-profit agencies that address critical issues with original and creative strategies designed to foster long term solutions and support the health and welfare of children and families, promote cultural awareness, protect human rights, and stimulate economic development.
Fusing Arts, Culture, and Social Change: High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy: This report outlines compelling demographic, aesthetic and economic reasons for foundations to rethink their grant-making practices to stay current with changes in the cultural sector and to continue to be relevant to the evolving needs of our communities.