Native Arts and Cultures

Research, Growth and Opportunities for Philanthropic Support

2010, 44 pages, Ford Foundation, 320 E 43d St, New York, NY, 10017, 212-573-5000   www.fordfoundation.org

This report is a summary of three commissioned assessments (completed between 2003-09) of the Ford Foundation's Indigenous Knowledge and Expressive Culture initiative, a grantmaking initiative designed to strengthen Native American arts and culture. The initiative supported a significant portion of the more than $80 million the Ford Foundation has invested in Native American programs over the past two decades.

The report addresses the effectiveness of the grant program, its influence on leadership development, and the feasibility of a dedicated fund for Native American arts.

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