About the Native American Agriculture Fund

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) is a private, charitable trust serving Native farmers and ranchers created from the historic Keepseagle v. Vilsack litigation settlement.

The Trust’s Mission shall be to make grants to Eligible Grant Recipients, described in section 8, to fund the provision of business assistance, agricultural education, technical support, and advocacy services to Native American farmers and ranchers to support and promote their continued engagement in agriculture.

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.

Reimagining Hunger Responses in Times of Crisis

Learn more about findings and recommendations from a survey which illuminates the challenges of food security in Indian Country during COVID-19 and the Tribally-driven solutions needed to address those challenges head on.

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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.