Apply Now for Indigenous Arts & Culture Grant Program (Washington)

Na’ah Illahee Fund is pleased to announce a one-time Request-For-Proposal opportunity and is looking to provide Indigenous Arts & Culture grants to Indigenous-led/cultural organizations, groups, businesses and individuals that serve the Seattle Urban Native community.

Donor Name: Na’ah Illahee Fund

State: Washington

City: Seattle

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 03/17/2023

Size of the Grant: $8,500 and $17,000


Foundation seeks to fund projects led by Indigenous people that aim to increase or create access to arts and cultural activities through community programming, workshops, and skill sharing. Their goal is to fund those uplifting traditional and/or modern art forms of the various tribes represented in the Seattle urban Native population.

Native-owned small businesses with a City of Seattle business license are eligible, however, a small business who is a sole proprietor can apply but must collaborate with other individual artists for the proposed project.

Examples of funding requests & projects that qualify:

  • events that offer a unique arts and culture offering
  • public art displays
  • music events
  • community events and commercial space pop-ups
  • murals
  • events with strong community support and that provide direct community benefit

Funding Information

  • The total amount of funding available through this Lead Organization for this designated area is $85,000.
  • Requested amounts from applicants for this specific program can range between $8,500 and $17,000.

Eligible Applicants

  • Events must take place in Seattle, and applicants must be located in the City of Seattle.
  • Indigenous or First Nation-led nonprofit organizations: 501(c)3 or community groups with Fiscal Sponsor (Sponsorship Agreement must be included in the application)
  • Indigenous Individuals, Alaska Natives or First Nation Individuals with Tribal Affiliation
  • Native American Tribes or Alaska Native Corps
  • Native-owned small businesses

For Na’ah Illahee Fund, Indigenous includes anyone who holds tribal affiliation/identifies with Indigenous nations in North, Central, or South America or identifies as Native Hawaiian. Grantees are only eligible to receive one Na’ah Illahee grant per calendar year, as funding is limited and they wish to touch as many Native communities as possible.

For more information, visit Na’ah Illahee Fund.