How is IFH funded?
Intertribal Friendship House is funded from the generosity of grants from local and national foundations and grassroots donors who know and love our work
Does IFH own its own building?
Yes, IFH is proud to own our facility at 523 International Blvd.
How many staff does IFH have?
Besides our full time executive director, IFH has 7 part-time staff for the following areas: youth programs, adult programs, administration, gardening, facility and janitorial, and development, plus numerous cultural consultants paid on an hourly basis. We are proud to have at least 50 volunteers for many program areas including food services, special events support, building maintenance, administration, graphic design, arts and culture, and gardening.
How many people are served by IFH? What tribes?
All 60,000+ urban Indians residing in the 7-county Bay Area—Solano, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties—are the target population of IFH. IFH has approximately 8,000 people participate in our programs each year, from more than 100 tribes.
Do I have to be a member? How do I become one?
IFH is open to all, but only registered members can vote in our elections. To be a member the requirement in our bylaws is to be Native American and to reside in one of 7 Bay Area counties: Solano, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo and Santa Clara. You can also register as a non-voting member. Membership forms can be obtained at IFH events or upon request.
How do I find out about other Native American events in the Bay Area?
The Bay Area Indian Calendar is a great resource to subscribe to: http://eepurl.com/iU1Gz
Do you do cultural presentations at schools?
No, we do not currently provide this public education service. Please reach out to other individuals such as http://www.hoopman4.com/.