Yocha Dehe Community Fund

The Yocha Dehe Community Fund is dedicated to creating a healthy community through engaged philanthropy, deep community knowledge and awareness, and active leadership. Since 2000, the Community Fund has provided more than $30 million in philanthropic funding to 347 diverse local, state and national organizations. In late 2016, the Tribe donated $2.5 million to Yolo Food Bank’s capital campaign.

Focusing on six areas of giving, the Community Fund uses philanthropy in ways that can effectively build a high quality of life for Yolo County residents and Native people wherever they live. Applicants can apply for funding in the following areas: Education, Helping People Help Themselves, Native Health and Wellness, Native Rights and Tribal Sovereignty, Steward the Natural Environment, and Native Arts and Culture.

As a federally recognized Native American tribe, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is a sovereign government, and receives no tax advantage for making charitable contributions. The Yocha Dehe Community Fund is recognized as one of the first such funds formally established by a Native American tribe.

Click on the links below to learn more about our charitable giving program.