Building shared and lasting prosperity

We support organizations that champion change by advancing good jobs and financial capability in their communities.

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Four Interlocking Grantmaking Portfolios

We align our funding with four interlocking portfolios to advance our grantees’ work to build and share prosperity through good jobs and financial capability.

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Mission Investing

The Northwest Area Foundation supports people and organizations working to build assets, wealth, and opportunity in our region by promoting good jobs and financial capability. For more than 10 years, we’ve made endowment investments that fuel and sustain our grantees’ work.

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40% to Native-Led Organizations

40% of new grant dollars goes to Native-led organizations that advance genuine opportunities for communities to thrive on their own terms.

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Knowledge Sharing: Listen, Learn, and Lead

Our grantees, staff and partners merge cutting-edge research with local expertise to advance multiple pathways to prosperity and support collaboration.

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