QUARTERLY AND ANNUAL GRANT LISTING

2017


Second Quarter Grants 2017

The Northwest Area Foundation approved 31 grants worth $5,503,421 in the second quarter of 2017.

This quarter’s funding focused on organizations whose work aligns with two of our four interlocking portfolios: providing access to capital and promoting financial inclusion.

Our grants continue to support organizations anchored in the culture of the people they serve and dedicated to expanding economic opportunity in under-resourced communities across the our region, including Native nations, communities of color, rural communities, and other resilient communities who have fewer opportunities to thrive on their own terms.

 

Grants to Provide Access to Capital

Craft3 Investment LLC of Astoria, OR, will receive $1.75 million over nearly five years, which it will subgrant to help support healthy balance sheets and offset debt incurred by tribal governments, tribal enterprises, and Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in Oregon and Washington who partnered with Craft3 on projects funded by the USDA Community Facility Relending Program. Craft3 will also subgrant funds to these partners to build their capacity and to offset operating costs of preparation for, and participation in, the USDA-funded projects.
Grant term: March 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2021

Dakota Resources of Renner, SD, will receive $479,000 over nearly five years to help it maintain a healthy balance sheet, offsetting debt it incurred after participating in the USDA Community Facility Relending Program.
Grant term: March 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2021

Montana Community Development Corporation of Missoula, MT, will receive $450,000 over nearly five years to help it maintain a healthy balance sheet, offsetting debt it incurred after participating in the USDA Community Facility Relending Program.
Grant term: March 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2021

 

Grants to Promote Financial Inclusion

Blackfeet Community College of Browning, MT, will receive $299,195 over two years to enable it to develop a customized financial education curriculum for students and community members, and to create an advisory board of different organizations on the reservation to support and coordinate community-wide financial inclusion efforts. The ultimate goal is to foster healthy financial attitudes and behaviors within the Blackfeet Nation.
Grant term: April. 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019

Community Opportunities Inc. of Carroll, IA, will receive $208,806 over two years to support the expansion of a promising financial coaching approach it piloted to help clients improve their financial well-being.
Grant term: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019

First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, CO, will receive $499,255 over two years for the Native Financial Learning Network, a collaborative effort with First Nations Oweesta Corporation and at least six Native-led groups in NWAF’s region. Participants will receive customized technical assistance, training, resources, and peer learning to strengthen their local financial education efforts.
Grant term: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019

Global to Local Health Initiative of SeaTac, WA, will receive $472,565 over two years to support the integration of financial inclusion services with health education and support among immigrant and refugee populations.
Grant term: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Portland, OR, will receive $246,000 over two years to support development of a financial education curriculum that is better tailored to English language learners, and to make financial inclusion a central component of the organization’s pre-employment training program.
Grant term: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019

NeighborImpact of Redmond, OR, will receive $300,000 over two years to fund culturally specific workshops in the Latino community. In addition, grant funds will support the opening of two satellite offices to bring services closer to where clients live and work.
Grant term: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation of Agency Village, SD, will receive $211,100 over two years to support the expansion and enhancement of the financial training provided to tribal members, both youth and adult, by the Reservation’s planning and economic development department.
Grant term: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019

Yamhill Community Development Corporation of McMinnville, OR, will receive $175,000 over two years to support the creation of an emergency shock prevention account program for low-income, rural farmworkers.
Grant term: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019

 

General Grants

First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, CO, received $50,000 to support its Reclaiming Native Truth: A Project to Dispel America’s Myths and Misconceptions project, which will engage researchers and focus groups to surface the primary common perceptions of Native Americans and tribal issues. An advisory committee will review research findings and guide future action, using their networks to influence various sectors and institutions.
Grant term: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018

Solidarity MN received $100,000 through its fiscal sponsor, Greater Twin Cities United Way of Minneapolis, to support a collaboration of Minnesota foundations committed to assisting those who have been disparately impacted by national policies and rhetoric that have created a divisive and challenging climate for immigrant and refugee communities. Solidarity MN will subgrant the majority of grant funds to organizations and individuals serving affected communities in the Twin Cities metro area and greater Minnesota.
Grant term: June 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017

 

Rapid Response Grants

To respond to nonprofits in 2017’s changing environment, we have issued eight $25,000 rapid response grants from our Presidential Reserve as one-time-only, general operations support to the following organizations:

Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) of St. Paul, MN.
Grant term: June 1
, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017

Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho of Nampa, ID.
Grant term: June 1
, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017

Hispanics United for Perry Inc. of Perry, IA.
Grant term: June 1
, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017

Immigrant Development Center of Moorhead, MN.
Grant term: June 1
, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017

The Latino Community Association of Bend, OR.
Grant term: June 1
, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017

Next Door Inc. of The Dalles, OR.
Grant term: June 1
, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017

Rural Community Development Resources of Yakima, WA.
Grant term: June 1
, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation of Porcupine, SD.
Grant term: June 1
, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017

 

Sponsorships

Sponsorships support opportunities for grantees to participate in activities that advance their learning, build relationships, exchange ideas and resources, and collaborate in unexpected ways. We include sponsorships of $10,000 or more in the list below. For sponsorships of less than $10,000, please visit our grants database.

Credit Builders Alliance Inc. of Washington, DC, received $10,000 for sponsorship of its 2017 symposium.
Grant term: June 26
, 2017 – June 27, 2017

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) of San Antonio received $10,000 for sponsorship to attend NALCAB’s 2017 National Training event.
Grant term: June 12
, 2017 – June 15, 2017

Native American Development Corporation of Billings, MT, received $10,000 for sponsorship of its 2017 Economic Development and Procurement conference.
Grant term: Aug. 1
, 2017 – Aug. 3, 2017