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We meet our grantees where they are and help them grow from there.
As a partner and a resource, our goal is to help our grantees build capacity where they say it’s most needed.

Our 4 Priority Areas

  • Protection of Water
  • Protection of Sacred Places & Endangered Landscapes
  • Preservation of Language
  • Sustainable, Community-based Agriculture


The Colorado Plateau Foundation funds organizations that meet the following grant requirements

Who We Fund

  • Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Organizations with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor
  • Tribal governments with IRS 7871 status
  • Native majority led organizations
  • Applicants from one of the following nine tribal nations on the Colorado Plateau
  • Acoma, Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapai, Kaibab Paiute, Navajo, Ute Mountain Ute, White Mountain Apache, Zuni

What We Fund

  • Proposals submitted by organizations working in four priority areas: (1) Protection of water, (2) Protection of sacred places and endangered landscapes, (3) Preservation of language, (4) Sustainable, community-based agriculture
  • Proposals for building capacity that will contribute to the long-term sustainability of your organization or community
  • Proposals in the range of $1,000- $25,000

What We Do Not Fund

  • Hosted fundraising events
  • Individuals (organizations only)
  • Non-Native majority led organizations

Our 4 Priority Areas

Protection of Water

Recognizing the cultural importance of water for tribes across the Colorado Plateau, we support groups stewarding this life-giving resource.

Protection of Sacred Places & Endangered Landscapes

Our lands are part of us, inseparable from our cultures and communities. We support groups integrating tribal voices into landscape management and safeguarding sacred places.

Preservation of Language

We support language preservation because tribal languages – the vessels through which ancestral knowledge is passed to future generations – are threatened with extinction.

Sustainable, Community-based Agriculture

Native foods and traditional farming are essential to the Colorado Plateau’s tribes. We support organizations that are reclaiming sustainable, community-based agriculture.

Meet Our Grantees

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