#NativeAmericans talk Philanthropy Seattle NW RAN

This was an inspiring and informative event March 19 with 30 professionals from throughout the North West who met in Seattle Mar 19 to explore ideas on furthering philanthropy in their communities and organizations. We were hosted by the warm and wonderful Casey Family Programs.

It was also a good chance to highlight some native based funders.

The Potlatch Fund which is a 501C3 funded first nations in WA sent a representative.

Also, we met the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Funds which is one of the casino financed tribal charitable funds. The Muckleshoot Tribe’s Charity Fund and the Kalispel Charitable Fund are also in Washington.

For a great picture of First Nations funding groups in the broader community from Nisqually Tribe  click to this video of the Nisqually Tribe 2009 Charitable Donations which is also in WA.

Part of the North West region’s  Tribal funders is the Oregon based Siletz Tribal Charitable Fund

There are more such as Texas based National Relief Charities which is a public charity under IRS.

There will be more on this topic here in the near future.


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