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Press Release

Camas Institute Foundation receives $25,000.00 from the Community Accelerator Grant Funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in collaboration with ArtsFund

By April 13, 2023 May 30th, 2023 No Comments

We are proud to announce that Camas Institute Foundation is a recipient of a Community Accelerator Grant funded by the [insert social tag] Instagram – @pga_familyfdn  LinkedIn – @pgafamilyfdn Facebook – @PGAFamilyFdn Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and awarded by [insert social tag] Facebook – @ArtsFundSeattle Instagram – @artsfundseattle  LinkedIn – @ArtsFund ArtsFund!

This gift will accelerate the Kalispel Language and Culture Alliance (KCLA) efforts in returning Kalispel language, and culture to community daily life. KCLA is a cultural organization in Northeastern Washington state.

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About the Grant

The Community Accelerator Grant, funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and administered by ArtsFund, provides unrestricted grants for cultural nonprofit organizations across Washington state. The $10M initiative was created to provide essential capital to Washington’s cultural organizations to boost their ability to invest in their missions and essential roles serving communities across the state. To learn more visit

About ArtsFund

ArtsFund supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, and grantmaking to build a healthy, equitable, and creative Washington. Founded in 1969, the Seattle-based nonprofit has been building community through the arts for more than 50 years. ArtsFund was originally founded to bring corporate and civic leaders together to help establish and sustain our region’s arts and cultural institutions. Over its grantmaking history, ArtsFund has supported more than 650 arts organizations with more than $100 million in grants and provided valuable leadership and advocacy. Learn more at

About Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Founded in 1988 by philanthropist Jody Allen and the late Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, the foundation invests in communities across the Pacific Northwest to enhance the human experience of arts & culture, center under-served populations, and mobilize young people to make impact. In addition, the foundation supports a global portfolio of nonprofit partners working across science and technology solutions to protect wildlife, preserve ocean health, and create lasting change. Learn more at

About Camas Foundation

The Camas Foundation is a 501c3 public charitable foundation, focusing on the continued improvement and wellness of Kalispel tribal members and surrounding community members. The Camas Foundation is dedicated to promoting the physical, mental, spiritual, and social wellness for our Kalispel people and neighbors in the communities in which we live. Learn more at

About the Kalispel Language and Culture Alliance (KLCA)

Kalispel Language and Culture Alliance (KLCA) returns Kalispel language and culture to community daily life. Through the creation of language spaces, schools, and language tools, we are developing the next generation of speakers and teachers. Research and western science have affirmed this collective knowledge, Native languages are a protective factor for health and wellness (McIvor, Napoleon, & Dickie, 2009). Learning Native languages and culture can support academic success. KLCA


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