Each year, the Yocha Dehe Community Fund hosts the Annual Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon, celebrating the achievements of its community partners.

The Yocha Dehe Community Fund and its partners gathered on May 21, 2014 in Brooks for the sixth annual Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon to celebrate their work building stronger communities.

Partnership Awards were presented to the International Indian Treaty Council for its advocacy for the rights of indigenous communities and to Ark Preschool for its services for children and families in crisis.
This year’s Tahtimihn “Star” Award was presented to the Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education program for its work with foster and kinship care providers.
John EchoHawk, founder of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), a Community Fund partner, delivered the keynote address.
In 2013, Yocha Dehe Community Fund awarded nearly three million dollars in grants to 67 organizations working in areas including the arts, health care, environment, community development, and native language revitalization.

Through these partnerships in the community, we have been able to enrich the lives of our neighbors and extend our support to regional and national organizations working to improve the lives of others. Since 2000, the Community Fund has provided more than $23 million in philanthropic funding to 347 diverse organizations.

Consistent with its mission, the Community Fund strives to develop strategic partnerships that will result in long-lasting community impacts. Grants from the Community Fund are offered under six core giving categories. Learn more about the Community Fund.