The Lannan Foundation's Indigenous Communities Program supports the resolve of Native Americans to renew their communities through their own institutions and traditions. Funding priority is given to rural indigenous projects that are consistent with traditional values in the areas of education, Native cultures, the revival and preservation of languages, legal rights, and environmental protection.
Funding priority is currently given to smaller, rural grassroots organizations serving communities that are indigenous to specific geographic locations. Organizations supported both serve and are controlled by Native people. At this time the foundation only accepts new grant requests from United States federally recognized tribes or Native controlled 501(c)(3) organizations whose work is solely focused in the United States.