Seattle, Washington (ICC) 10-08

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has announced Potlatch Fund as one of the five 2008 recipients of its prestigious National Leadership in Action Award, recognizing excellent work by nonprofit organizations and philanthropic institutions in communities of color.

Seattle-based Potlatch Fund was selected for its dedication to inspire the Native tradition of giving in Northwest Indian Country and promote economic development, civic participation, and the overall well-being of Native people and their communities. As a recipient, the organization will receive a $50,000 grant, as well as an original commissioned art piece created by an emerging artist. Potlatch Fund will be honored at a Gala reception to be held on Saturday November 15, 2008 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Seattle, commencing at 5 p.m (Ticket Information - Limited Seats Available.)