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Chamiza Foundation Grant

Grants to Texas and New Mexico Tribes and
Organizations for the Preservation of Pueblo Culture

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Grants ranging from $4,000 to $8,000 to Texas and New Mexico Pueblo Indian tribal communities and organizations, as well as non-Pueblo organizations that serve Pueblo communities. Funding will be provided for programs and projects that promote the continuity or preservation of Pueblo culture.

Priority for funding will be given to the following types of proposals:

- Language preservation and revitalization programs.
- Traditional architecture and building.
- Sustainable agriculture: traditional food ways and cooking practices; understanding of plants and their medicinal uses.
- Traditional arts and crafts instruction: intergenerational programs.
- Tribal and ancestral history; oral histories and storytelling.
- Youth education and leadership: traditions and elements of ceremonial life; ecology and environmental stewardship; innovative uses of technology. Special consideration is given to programs that include a language component.
- Intercultural exchange and education

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178091

Estimated Size of Grant:

Chamiza Foundation grant awards vary in size, on average from $4,000 to $8,000, but no matter the size, each has the potential for great impact.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Chamiza Foundation invites proposals from the following:

- New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo Indian tribal communities.
- Isleta del Sur Pueblo, El Paso, Texas, member of the All Pueblo Council of Governors and the 20th Pueblo.
- Pueblo community leaders and artists.
- Non-Pueblo organizations that serve Pueblo communities. These entities must submit a letter of support from the Governor of the Pueblo as evidence that the community has requested their involvement.


The Foundation’s focus at present does not include construction or renovation projects unless they include a traditional architectural aspect, a youth education component, and do not interfere with traditional ways of community participation.

Generally, the Foundation does not support programs oriented to economic development, entrepreneurial enterprises or health issues.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Instructions:

There are two opportunities to submit applications: February 12, 2018 and May 7, 2018. The Board meets March 16th, 2018 and June 1st, 2018 to make grant awards.

Please Note: If you plan to apply for a summer project, it is recommended that you apply at the February deadline, since the second meeting of the year is not held until June. The Board of Directors typically meets to discuss proposals and make grant awards four to six weeks following the proposal deadline, and funds awarded are usually available as soon as the award is made.

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application.

Note: Emailed PDF proposals are preferred; however, a mailed copy may be accepted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the completed proposal application and attachments as a PDF document to:

If mailing the application, submit the request with fifteen copies to: Donna Vogel, Executive Director, Chamiza Foundation, 1919 Fifth St, Ste. C, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

Staff Contact:

If you have questions, please call the Foundation office at 505-216-2140 or email Donna Vogel at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico: New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo Indian tribal communities;   Texas: Isleta del Sur Pueblo, El Paso