Native American Agriculture Celebrates 2023 Grantees

Native American Agriculture Celebrates 2023 Grantees

Oct 18, 2023

The Native American Agriculture Fund, in its fifth year of operations, is proud to offer funding to 38 grant projects nationwide — all with the purpose of advancing agriculture in Indian Country by improving access to capital for Native farmers, ranchers, and producers.


2023 General Grantee Impact numbers

Out of the thirty-eight grants awarded, the grantees will serve 120 Tribal Nations and impact 20 different states, including nine national projects. Over 96,900 producers are expected to be impacted through the grants. Approximately 45% of the $10 million awarded will go directly to producers as loans, grants, or scholarships.

The top three project focus areas are food production and supply chains, business planning, and food systems and supply chain planning.

General – Type of Entities Funded:
  • 10 501c3s
  • 10 CDFIs
  • 9 Tribal Instrumentalities
  • 6 Educational Organizations
  • 3 Tribes
2023 Youth Grantee Impact numbers

Out of the 6 youth projects, grantees will serve 27 sovereign Tribal Nations and 5 different states with 2 national projects.

The three main project focus areas will address agricultural education, training education and career pathways, as well as economic development and feasibility studies impacting over 1,600 youth.

Youth – Type of Entities Funded:

  • 2 501c3s
  • 1 Educational Organization
  • 2 CDFIs
  • 1 Tribe

To view the complete list of the 2023 Grantees, please visit our website:



About the Native American Agriculture Fund:

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) provides grants to eligible organizations for business assistance, agricultural education, technical support, and advocacy services to support Native farmers and ranchers. The charitable trust was created by the settlement of the landmark Keepseagle v. Vilsack class-action lawsuit. NAAF is the largest philanthropic organization devoted solely to serving the Native American farming and ranching community