At the center of First Peoples Fund is people—the emerging and seasoned Native artists, partnering nonprofit organizations, and supporters from across the country who understand that art is not only a sustainable way for Native peoples to make a living, but it is deeply embedded in communities and the cultural foundation and history of tribes, which makes it important and valuable.

We honor and support creative, community-centered Native artists and nurture the collective spirit® that allows them to sustain their peoples. We accomplish this by providing tools, resources and a voice to Indigenous artists who share their inspiration, wisdom, knowledge and gifts with their communities.

We also do this through people like you—who get involved in our organization whether by offering a training, attending a Community Spirit Award Ceremony, making a gift, or simply telling our story and celebrate our collective success with your friends and families.

Join us as we continue to honor our culture bearers, and sustain Native cultures.