Grant making initiatives

First Peoples Fund’s earliest work began with offering grants to individual Native artists and culture bearers as a way to help them elevate their arts business, increase their visibility and sustain their commitment to their arts practice. We continue this work today, along with expanding our grant making to the organizations and networks that support artists. We believe that through connecting local artists and culture bearers to other leaders within the community, we not only bring artist voices into critical community development spaces but also create an opportunity for others to recognize how artists and culture bearers can contribute to some of our communities’ most challenging issues.


Indigenous Arts Ecology Grant

Our Nations’ Spaces Grant