Friends of The Piegan Institute

“Piegan Institute operates under a model of collaboration. Believing strongly that collaboration with generosity brings prosperity and positive change. “
— Piegan Institute


We fund champions of change who reflect the distinct cultural strengths of the eight states and 75 Native nations of our region. They work in diverse communities to help people build assets through good jobs and financial capability—so that they can establish good credit, launch small businesses and save for their futures. Together, these skills equip families to overcome crises today and begin to feel secure and hopeful about tomorrow.

The Grotto Foundations

The Grotto Foundation, formed to benefit society by improving the education and the economic, physical, and social well-being of citizens, with a special focus on families and culturally diverse groups.  The Foundation is further interested in increasing public understanding of American cultural heritage, the cultures of nations, and the individual's responsibility to fellow human beings.


The Lannan Foundation

Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities.


Native Teaching Aids

Native Teaching Aids believes in the vital importance of retaining, preserving and revitalizing Indigenous culture, language and history to uplift communities everywhere. Native Teaching Aids develops, designs and creates educational and entertaining materials with a focus on indigenous language, culture and history. Our products are a resource for tribes, schools, students and families. As architects of our own industry, our products are unique, offered from an Indigenous perspective, and tribally approved. Through inspiration and education, we aim to instill Indigenous pride, help preserve endangered languages, and eradicate stereotypes embedded in culture for over a century. Native Teaching Aids is committed to collaborating with tribal leaders and staff members to create products that are accurate, high quality, educational and fun!



The Charlotte Martin Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to enriching the lives of youth and also to preserving and protecting wildlife and habitat. Our two areas of focus – youth and wildlife – were established by our founder, Charlotte Yeoman Martin, during her lifetime, and continue today as a legacy to her generosity.