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Potlatch Fund COVID-19 Resiliency Fund

Potlatch Fund
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Mary Kummer


The Potlatch Resiliency Fund provides grants to tribes and nonprofit organizations that serve Native American populations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana to support general operating funds, projects, and artists that will promote community resiliency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Examples of funding requests include:

  • Expand access to healthier support services, such as physical, behavioral, social, mental health, and substance abuse
  • Cultural and educational partnerships that strengthen learning environments, including access to technology, outreach, personal instruction, tutoring, and mentoring with culture and language keepers
  • Engagement in community organizing work
  • Impart cultural narratives that amplify cultural, traditional, and contemporary values that integrate community connections and generational support for elders, children, and people with disabilities
  • Emerging needs unique to the current pandemic, including social, racial, economic, and environmental justice initiatives

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native villages or those currently seeking recognition from the federal government
  • State recognized tribes and Alaska Native villages or those currently seeking recognition from the State Legislative Tribal Recognition Authority
  • Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) designation, or groups that are fiscally sponsored
  • Individual Native artists or descendants from a state or federally recognized tribe

Applicant organizations must reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana and serve groups and communities that consist of at least 51% Native peoples in the service area. Organizations must have a combined 2/3 of leadership and staff, including consultants and volunteers, that reflect the Native community or communities they serve.

Geographic coverage
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana
Amount of funding

Grants are awarded in two amounts: $10,000 and $15,000, based on funding eligibility.

Application process

Additional guidance, application instructions, and a link to the application are available on the program website.

Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until all funds are expended.

Applications may be submitted online or by:


205.624.6076 Ext. 2

Potlatch Fund
815 First Ave, PMB 308
Seattle, WA 98104

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Culture and cultural competency · Educational attainment · Elderly population · Human services · Infectious diseases · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · People with disabilities · Substance use and misuse · Idaho · Montana · Oregon · Washington

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.