The Indigenous Communities Program (ICP) supports the resolve of Native Americans to renew their communities through their own institutions and traditions. Funding priority is given to rural indigenous projects that are consistent with traditional values in the areas of education, Native cultures, the revival and preservation of languages, legal rights, and environmental protection.
The foundation has supported the efforts of several national organizations, though funding priority is currently given to smaller, rural grassroots organizations serving communities that are indigenous to specific geographic locations. Organizations supported both serve and are controlled by Native people.
At this time the foundation only funds United States federally recognized tribes or Native controlled 501(c)(3) organizations whose work is solely focused in the United States.
Lannan Foundation is no longer accepting letters of inquiry in any of our grant-making programs. Unsolicited proposals and letters of inquiry will not be considered.