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Northwest Area Foundation made 149 grants in fiscal year 2010 (FY10 is April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2010) worth $13,402,908.49. The following list describes payments on new grants as well as payments on earlier grant agreements. This list corresponds with the IRS 990-PF Form for 2009.

The following list is a description of the new grants paid in FY10 as well as payments made during the fiscal year on earlier grant agreements.

ACCION USA
Boston, MA
$101,755.00
11/1/2007 – 3/31/2010
Raices Initiative – to develop micro lending and credit-building programs in four low-income cluster communities in Iowa, Minnesota, Idaho, and Oregon

African-American Academy for Accelerated Learning

Apple Valley, MN
$750.00
11/1/2009 – 11/30/2009
Support for the seventh Education Conference held in November 2009

Asian American-Pacific Islanders In Philanthropy

San Francisco, CA
$1/30/2007 – 2/1/2010
25,000.00
Support for the National Gender and Equity Campaign and to provide leadership and capacity-building opportunities for Asian-American and Pacific Islander organizations

$2,500.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

Association of Black Foundation Executives, Inc.

New York, NY
$1,500.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

Augsburg College
Minneapolis, MN
$3,912.79
7/9/2009 – 12/31/2009
Support for the Center for Democracy and Citizenship

Calvert Social Investment Foundation, Inc.

Dallas, TX
$10,000.00
1/13/2010 – 5/31/2011
To administer scholarships for the Grassroots & Groundwork 2010 conference

Center for Communication and Development (KMOJ Radio)
Minneapolis, MN
$20,000.00
2/26/2010 – 12/31/2010
Support for expanded coverage of poverty issues on KMOJ radio

Center for Community Change
Washington, DC
$100,000.00
3/10/2010 – 2/28/2011
Support for building new and emerging community organizing groups in Idaho, Montana, and South Dakota

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Eagle Butte, SD
$1,000,000.00
3/31/2006 – 3/31/2016
To develop and implement a strategic plan to reduce poverty for the long term

City of St. Paul
St. Paul, MN
$75,000.00
3/15/2010 – 3/31/2011
Support for Employment Opportunities in Energy Conservation and Deconstruction, a pilot project to create green jobs for unemployed and under employed people

Consensus Council, Inc.

Bismarck, ND
$100,000.00
11/1/2009 – 12/31/2010
To initiate development of a State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI) affiliate in North Dakota, to promote fair tax and budget policies that impact low- and moderate-income families

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)

Washington, DC
$365,000.00
11/1/2009 – 12/31/2010
Support for Building Financial Assets in the Northwest

$35,000.00
8/15/2009 – 7/31/2010
Support for the Asset and Opportunity Policy Campaign

Council on Foundations Inc
Arlington, VA
$39,500.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual membership

Demos:  A Network for Ideas & Action

New York, NY
$75,000.00
3/1/2010 – 2/28/2011
To provide training for Northwest Area Foundation grantees that will deepen and enrich their efforts to build public will for public solutions to reduce poverty and achieve prosperity

Emerge Community Development

Minneapolis, MN
$75,000.00
1/1/2010 – 11/30/2010
Support for Sectoral Employment Programming and Green Community Development which will create viable employment opportunities in North Minneapolis

Express Advantage
Seattle, WA
$100,000.00
11/17/2009 – 12/31/2010
Support for the Scaling & Evaluating Innovative Credit Union Strategies program that will create three asset-building strategies that can be expanded regionally

First Nations Development Institute

Longmont, CO
$100,000.00
11/15/2009 – 11/30/2010
Support for the Native Asset-Building Partnership Project and general operating support

First Nations Oweesta Corporation

Rapid City, SD
$200,000.00
11/15/2009 – 11/14/2010
Support for a Native community development financial institution and asset-building project

Food Gatherers

Ann Arbor, MI
$5,000.00
2/10/2010 – 5/31/2010
General operating support – contribution for participation in the Grassroots & Groundwork 2010 conference

Foundation Center

New York, NY
$2,000.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

Framing Our Community

Elk City, ID
$75,000.00
1/1/2010 – 12/31/2010
Support for Workforce Training & Economic Development Center a project to expand small business training

Fresh Air, Inc. (KFAI Radio)

Minneapolis, MN
$35,000.00
2/5/2010 – 1/15/2011
To sponsor 10 segments of Conversations with Al McFarlane Policy Forums that address asset- and wealth-building strategies

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Washington, DC
$5,000.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington

Portland, OR
$2,975.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

Grants Managers Network, Inc.

Metairie, LA
$1,000.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Minneapolis, MN
$75,000.00
11/9/2009 – 11/30/2010
Support for the Twin Cities African American Leadership Forum

Hispanics in Philanthropy
San Francisco, CA
$3,000.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

Idaho Community Foundation
Boise, ID
$37,500.00
8/14/2009 – 12/13/2009
To assist 15 Horizons program communities to implement their strategic action plans to reduce poverty

Idaho Nonprofit Development Center

Boise, ID
$35,000.00
2/1/2010 – 6/30/2010
To develop a State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI) plan for Idaho

Independent Sector

Washington, DC
$12,500.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

Iowa Council of Foundations
Des Moines, IA
$1,000.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

Iowa Credit Union Foundation, Inc.

Des Moines, IA
$165,000.00
3/10/2010 – 11/30/2011
Support for the Credit Union Family Partnership Individual Development Account (IDA) program

Latino Economic Development Center

Minneapolis, MN
$100,000.00
3/1/2010 – 2/28/2011
Support for implementing the Building Latino Financial Capacity project to support development of a strong and sustainable Latino lending program

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Duluth, MN
$7,770.00
4/2/2008 – 6/30/2011
Support for the Duluth Economic Opportunity Initiative that helps low-income workers secure higher paying jobs

$100,000.00
3/10/2010 – 2/11/2011
Support for the Rural LISC Initiative that will provide opportunities to share best practices and assistance to seven community development corporations in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, and South Dakota

Lummi Nation Service Organization

Bellingham, WA
$500,000.00
3/31/2006 – 3/31/2016
To support the Promoting Prosperity Lummi Nation Ventures Program to reduce poverty

Micro Grants
Minneapolis, MN
$1,000.00
11/10/2008 – 2/28/2010
General operating support, and for sharing micro grant materials with area foundations

Minnesota Community Foundation

St. Paul, MN
$30,000.00
8/14/2009 – 12/13/2009
To assist 12 Horizons program communities to implement their strategic action plans to reduce poverty

Minnesota Council on Foundations

Minneapolis, MN
$24,000.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

$5,000.00
6/1/2009 – 12/31/2009
In support of the Minnesota Council on Foundation/Minnesota Council of Nonprofits joint conference held November 2009 in St. Paul, Minnesota

Minnesota Public Radio

St. Paul, MN
$160,000.00
10/5/2007 – 12/1/2010
Support for the Poverty and Opportunity Project to expand American Radio Works coverage of poverty in America

Montana Budget and Policy Center
Great Falls, MT
$75,000.00
11/1/2009 – 11/30/2010
To support efforts by Montana’s State Fiscal Analysis Initiative affiliate to build a policy agenda and conduct policy analysis for shared prosperity

Montana Community Foundation, Inc.

Helena, MT
$37,500.00
8/14/2009 – 12/13/2009
To assist 15 Horizons program communities to implement their strategic action plans to reduce poverty

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT
$515,000.00
To deliver the Horizons program in 15 communities in Montana
7/17/2008 – 10/1/2010

$65,000.00
8/17/2009 – 9/30/2010
Support for follow-up work with35Horizons alumni communities

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders

San Antonio, TX
$300,000.00
11/15/2009 – 5/31/2011
Support the work, training, leadership, and networking of Latino Asset Builders across the Foundation’s region

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Washington, DC
$5,000.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

National Urban Fellows, Inc.

New York, NY
$1,000.00
4/1/2009 – 4/30/2009
Sponsorship for the ‘Twin Cities Leadership Champion’ reception

Native American Youth and Family Center

Portland, OR
$2,835.00
8/1/2009 – 12/31/2009
Sponsorship of the 6th Annual Gala held November 2009 in Portland, Oregon.

$10,000.00
11/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Matching grant for new donors at the 2009 Paddle Raise-the 6th annual community celebration held November 2009

Native Americans in Philanthropy
Minneapolis, MN
$4,000.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

$10,000.00
2/10/2010 – 12/31/2010
Emergency disaster relief in the wake of a severe winter ice storm on the Cheyenne River Reservation

Neighborhood Development Center, Inc.

St. Paul, MN
$150,000.00
11/1/2009 – 9/30/2010
Support for entrepreneur programs in North Minneapolis and a North Side Green Initiative

Neighborhood Funders Group

Washington, DC
$5,000.00
3/15/2010 – 10/31/2011
Sponsorship of annual conference

North Dakota Community Foundation

Bismarck, ND
$37,500.00
8/14/2009 – 12/13/2009
To assist 15 Horizons program communities to implement their strategic action plans to reduce poverty

North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND
$515,000.00
7/17/2008 – 10/1/2010
To deliver Horizons program in 15 participating communities

$65,000.00
9/22/2009 – 9/30/2010
For support for follow-up work with 42 Horizons alumni communities

NorthWay Community Trust

Minneapolis, MN
$750,000.00
12/15/2008 – 12/31/2011
To support long-term poverty reduction strategies

Northwest Federation of Community Organizations

Seattle, WA
$100,000.00
11/15/2009 – 11/30/2010
Support for the Community, Action, Research & Training (CART) project, which uses a community organizing model to improve public policy engagement in low-income and communities of color

NWAF Charitable Giving
St. Paul, MN
$3,871.66
4/1/2001 – 3/31/2010
Employee Matching Gift Program

Ohio State University Foundation

Columbus, OH
$50,000.00
2/26/2010 – 1/31/2011
Support for the Geography of Opportunity, a mapping opportunity to advance racial
and social equity in Portland and Seattle

Open Arms of Minnesota, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN
$250.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Employee volunteer matching grant

Opportunity Link, Inc.

Havre, MT
$500,000.00
4/10/2009 – 12/31/2011
To support long-term poverty reduction strategies in North Central Montana

Oregon Native American Business & Entrepreneurial Network

Tigard, OR
$200,000.00
12/1/2009 – 1/31/2011
Support for Platforms, Networks and Indianpreneurs – Forging Partnerships to Grow the Trader Sector

Partners for Prosperity New Beginnings for Eastern Idaho, Inc.

Blackfoot, ID
$1,000,000.000
4/7/2009 – 4/30/2012
To support long-term poverty reduction strategies in eastern Idaho

$3,526.49
6/15/2009 – 7/15/2009
In support of community site visits and a community celebration

$75,000.00
3/15/2010 – 5/31/2011
Fiscal sponsor for the Latino Economic and Development Center (LEAD) Initiative, which delivers culturally-relevant social, economic and civic development services to low income rural Latinos and immigrants

Philanthropy Northwest
Seattle, WA
$6,175.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Silver Sponsorship

$2,500.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
PRI Makers Network – Annual membership

$11,700.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual Membership

PolicyLink

Oakland, CA
$50,000.00
6/23/2009 – 10/31/2009
Research on predatory investing to identify and recommend best practices and actions for area organizations

Rebuilding Together – Twin Cities

St. Paul, MN
$3,000.00
6/1/2009 – 12/31/2009
General operating support

Regents of the University of Idaho
Moscow, ID
$527,600
7/17/2008 – 10/1/2010
To deliver Horizons program in 15 communities

$65,000
8/17/2009 – 9/30/2010
Support for follow-up work with   34 Horizons alumni communities in Idaho

Regents of the University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
$481,710.00
7/17/2008 – 10/1/2010
To deliver Horizons program in 12 communities in Minnesota

$65,000.00
10/22/2009 – 11/15/2010
Support for follow-up work with 25 Horizons alumni communities in Minnesota

$40,000.00
2/1/2009 – 11/30/2009
Support for the Institute on Race and Poverty to research credit access in the Twin Cities, Portland and Seattle Areas

$18,030.00
2/5/2010 – 5/31/2010
Support for the dissemination of a report on the economic impacts of immigration (working with the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs)

Rural Dynamics, Inc.
Great Falls, MT
$150,000.00
3/10/2010 – 2/28/2011
Support for the Assets for Montana project, a three-pronged approach to asset and wealth-building that includes financial education, community outreach and public policy initiatives

Rural Learning Center
Howard, SD
$200,000.00
2/20/2001 – 2/20/2011
To support long-term poverty reduction strategies

Sitting Bull College
Fort Yates, ND
$5,000.00
1/11/2009 – 4/30/2011
Support for continuation of the Horizons program in 18 communities in South Dakota

Society for the Advancement of Native Interests Today

Rapid City, SD
$50,000.00
7/1/2006 – 8/31/2009
To support poverty reduction initiatives

South Dakota Community Foundation
Pierre, SD
$32,500.00
8/31/2009 – 12/31/2009
To assist 13 Horizons program communities to implement their strategic action plans to reduce poverty

$10,000.00
3/8/2010 – 12/31/2010
Emergency Disaster Relief after a winter ice storm on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation

South Dakota Rural Enterprise, Inc.

Sioux Falls, SD
$5,000.00
6/1/2007 – 7/31/2009
To implement the Creating a Value-Added Community curriculum in 10 South Dakota communities

South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD
$447,000.00
7/17/2008 – 10/1/2010
To deliver the Horizons program in 13 communities in South Dakota

$65,000.00
8/17/2009 – 9/30/2010
Support for follow-up work with 36 Horizons alumni communities in South Dakota

South Dakota Voices For Children

Sioux Falls, SD
$100,000.00
11/1/2009 – 11/30/2010
Support to develop a South Dakota State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI) affiliate to promote fair tax and budget policies that impact low- and moderate-income families

Stairstep Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000.00
3/8/2010 – 12/31/2010
Support for economic initiatives to improve economic vitality, create jobs, and help low-income families build assets and wealth

State of Minnesota – Council on Black Minnesotans

St. Paul, MN
$1,500.00
12/15/2009 – 1/31/2010
Sponsorship of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Statewide Holiday Celebration in January of 2010

Summit Academy OIC

Minneapolis, MN
$75,000.00
1/1/2010 – 11/30/2010
Support for the HIRE Minnesota Coalition, to advocate for job training and access to jobs created through public investments for minorities and low-income workers

The Aspen Institute Inc.
Washington, DC
$2,000.00
4/1/2009 – 3/31/2010
Annual support for the Aspen Philanthropy Letter or Annual Fund

The Minneapolis Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$4,250.55
3/12/2009 – 7/31/2009
Support for Minnesota’s Bottom Line, a project in collaboration with other Foundations to develop suggestions for reducing Minnesota’s state budget deficit

$50,000.00
3/15/2010 – 3/31/2011
Funder’s collaborative for a statewide immigration initiative

The Paul J. Aicher Foundation
East Hartford, CT
$5,000.00
8/1/2008 – 12/31/2010
Funding for Everyday Democracy Study Circles training for 99 Horizons communities

The Saint Paul Foundation

St. Paul, MN
$25,000.00
3/15/2010 – 12/31/2010
Support for the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, to ensure that low-income businesses and neighbors share in the economic benefits of public and private investments in the Central Corridor Light Rail

The Seattle Foundation

Seattle, WA
$500,000.00
3/15/2006 – 3/31/2011
Support for Strategies to Eliminate Poverty – ( STEP), which seeks to improve public policies that reduce poverty

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Belcourt, ND
$925,000.00
3/31/2006 – 3/31/2016
Support for Pathways to Prosperity, a long term poverty reduction strategy

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Minneapolis, MN
$2,500.00
5/1/2010 – 5/1/2010
Sponsorship of the 2010 Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala

University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
$5,000.00
9/1/2008 – 9/30/2009
Funding for the Horizons LeadershipPlenty® training

University of Washington – Office of Sponsored Programs

Seattle, WA
$300,000.00
3/1/2007 – 3/31/2012
Support for the Community Vitality Project, which develops research related to building prosperity among low-income families

Washington State 4-H Foundation, Inc.

Puyallup, WA
$37,500.00
8/31/2009 – 12/31/2009
To assist 15 Horizons program communities to implement their strategic action plans to reduce poverty in Washington

Washington State University

Pullman, WA
$622,472.00
7/17/2008 – 12/15/2010
To deliver the Horizons program in 15communities in Washington

$65,000.00
9/22/2009 – 12/15/2010
Support for follow-up work with 40 Horizons alumni communities in Washington.

Way to Grow

Minneapolis, MN
$800.00
6/15/2009 – 7/15/2009
Sponsorship of the Reaching for the Stars event

Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project

Billings, MT
$100,000.00
11/15/2009 – 11/30/2010
Support for the Homegrown Prosperity Project to create green jobs and businesses

YWCA of Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN
$3,525.00
9/15/2009 – 12/31/2009
Sponsorship of the annual ‘Forums on Race’ held November 2009 in Minneapolis

Grand Total  $13,402,908.49