Native American Advised Fund

Advisory Committee:  Pictured, left to right:  Ross Chaney (Osage, Cherokee), Andrea Hanley (Diné), Emily Haozous, PhD, RN (Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache), Jhane Myers, Chair (Comanche, Blackfeet), Porter Swentzell, PhD (Santa Clara Pueblo)   Not pictured:  Joseph (Woody) Aguilar, PhD (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Christina M. Castro, PhD (Jemez/Taos Pueblo), Lisa LeFlore Davis, JD (Fort Sill Apache), Jesse Morris (Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska), Stephine Poston (Sandia Pueblo), Oscar S. Rodriguez (Lipan Apache).


The Native American Advised Fund at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, was established in 1993 with a gift from the late Allan Houser (Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache), a humanitarian and one of the world's great artists. Grants are made from the fund based on the recommendations of an advisory committee. All members of the advisory committee are drawn from the local Native American communities.

The purpose of the Native American Advised Fund is to enhance Native lifeways now and for future generations in New Mexico by promoting a spirit of sharing and supporting community initiatives. The Fund supports efforts that emphasize the commitment to Native core values: community, language, culture, and environment. Since 1997, the Native American Advised Fund has granted over $200,000 to 50 different tribes, schools, and organizations.

The Fund will operate in perpetuity, benefiting this and future generations. Only the income from the fund is used to make grants.

Native American considers grants in the fall, corresponding to the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s respective competitive grant cycle.

Native American Advised Fund Grant Awards 2021


SFCF provides grants to eligible applicants so long as funds are available, without regard to the race, creed, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, country or place of origin, ethnicity, or citizenship status of the applicants.

Your Contacts for the Native American Advised Fund

Diane Hamamoto
Director of Grants & Community Impact

(505) 988-9715 x 7008


Jhane Myers
Committee Chair

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