Reports and Documents

The Pokagon Fund provides the following organizational documents, governing documents, financial statements and annual reports to help visitors understand its history and recent activities. Click on the name of the document to view it as a PDF.  

The Local Agreement

The idea of creating The Pokagon Fund was formalized on March 13, 2000, in an agreement between the City of New Buffalo, New Buffalo Township and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (as amended). The sections relevant to the Pokagon Fund are sections 21, 23, 24, 25(a), and the amendment effective May 22, 2013. 

Articles of Incorporation

The Pokagon Fund was legally created when the State of Michigan accepted this document on April 30, 2002. Amendments were filed in 2004 and in 2009.


The bylaws set forth many important aspects of the Fund’s and its Board of Directors operations. These documents were first adopted on June 12, 2002, and have been updated 16 times since, with the last update in April 2022.

2023 Annual Report

The Annual Report provides information about some of the Fund’s activities for the last fiscal year including board members, revenue, grantees, and grants/scholarships payments made.


The Fund’s most recent independently audited financial statements. 

IRS Determination Letter

The Pokagon Fund is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is further classified as a private nonoperating foundation (sometimes referred to as a “grant-making foundation”). This designation imparts several benefits and responsibilities on the fund that it must continually manage.

25th Sovereignty Day Resolution

The Pokagon Fund honors the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi on its 25th anniversary of federally recognized sovereignty.