About the Native American Agriculture Fund

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) is a private, charitable trust serving Native farmers and ranchers through strategic grantmaking in the areas of business assistance, agricultural education, technical support and advocacy series. Created from the historic Keepseagle v. Vilsack litigation settlement, NAAF is the largest philanthropic organization devoted solely to Native American farming and ranching.

Seeking Applications for New Board of Trustee Members

Do you have agriculture production or previous board experience? Your presence is sought in filling our new Board of Trustee seats for the Native American Agriculture Fund.

We are looking for applicants with proven leadership qualities, knowledge and experience as producers or experience working with Tribal producers or Tribal entities. Other beneficial experience includes working with private charitable trusts, knowledge of NAAF and NAAF’s stakeholder communities, and knowledge in areas such as agribusiness, philanthropy, non-profit management.

Apply using the link below, to view application questions and further instructions on how to apply before creating an account download the PDF here.

Application Deadline: December 10, 2021

Reimagining Native Food Economies

The Native American food and agriculture sector is the single most underappreciated resource for sustainable, rural economic development in our Nation. This Vision provides an infrastructure framework to harness Indian Country’s economic and nutritional potential to recover from COVID-19.

Stay Engaged with NAAF

Trust Agreement

Read the trust agreement to learn more about specific requirements of our operations and grants.

NAAF Grantees

NAAF provides grants to eligible entities in order to support Native farmers and ranchers. 

Educational Resources

NAAF is always working with our grantees to develop resources for Native agriculturalists.

News and Updates

Stay informed on news related to NAAF and Native American Agriculture.


Video Resources

  • Building Native Agriculture Series
  • Quarterly Marketing Reports
  • Cooperative Virtual Conference
  • Access to Capital