Page last updated: May 4, 2021
At any given time, the Foundation has many active grantees doing incredible work across our region. Below are the current grantees with their organizational mission statements and links to their websites. For more information about any particular grant, go to our Grant Search page and type the name of the grantee into the keyword bar.
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians – Economic Development Corporation
MISSION: Provide financial and technical assistance in the areas of community and economic development to the 57 ATNI Member Tribes and their tribal members.
African American Leadership Forum
MISSION: Foster a just society that works better for all Americans by addressing disparities in Economic Development, Health & Wellness, Education, and Family & Culture in the Black community, and convening, supporting and developing the leadership capacity of Black leaders across Minnesota.
African Economic Development Solutions
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Build wealth within the diverse African immigrant communities of the Twin Cities region, supporting a dynamic system of African entrepreneurs.
American Indian College Fund
MISSION: Invest in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
MISSION: Focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.
Asian American-Pacific Islanders In Philanthropy (AAPIP)
MISSION: Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) expands and mobilizes resources for AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society.
Association for Black Economic Power
MISSION: Create prevention and intervention models to address wealth extraction through systems change and the development of products and services that provide generational wealth building opportunities and access to capital while providing an alternative to traditional predatory, culturally incompetent and inequitable practices.
Black Hills Community Loan Fund Inc.
Rapid City, SD
MISSION: Dedicated to creating financial opportunities for economically disadvantaged families who aim to strengthen their financial future in the Black Hills Region.
Black Visions Collective
St Paul, MN
MISSION: Organize powerful, connected Black communities and dismantle systems of violence through building strategic campaigns, investing in Black leadership, and engaging in cultural and narrative organizing.
Blackfeet Community College
MISSION: Promote educational opportunities and advance the knowledge and pride in Blackfeet heritage for residents of the reservation.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
MISSION: Enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Build Wealth MN Inc.
MISSION: Strengthen underserved communities by empowering families to build sustainable social and economic wealth; by providing developmental products, programs and services that help individuals, families and communities to embrace a new way of viewing their lives in the areas of financial literacy, debt reduction, lowering the cost of money and creation of wealth through education and economic development activity.
Byrd Barr Place
MISSION: Committed to helping people help themselves through direct services, community action and advocacy.
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Fort Totten, ND
MISSION: Provide opportunities that lead to student independence and self-sufficiency through academic achievement and continuation of the Spirit Lake Dakota language and culture.
Brooklyn Center, MN
MISSION: Guide refugees and immigrants in their journey towards self-determination and social equality.
The Center Pole
MISSION: Build knowledge, justice, opportunity and sovereignty in Native communities and preserve and protect indigenous ways.
Cheyenne River Youth Project
Eagle Butte, SD
MISSION: Give Lakota youth access to a vibrant and secure future through culturally sensitive programs and facilities that support strong, self-sufficient families and communities.
Chief Seattle Club
MISSION: Provide a sacred space to nurture, affirm, and renew the spirit of Urban Native Peoples.
Coeur d’Alene Tribe Department of Education
MISSION: Implement the Tribe’s commitment to education which includes the enhancement of the social, moral, and economic well-being of the Coeur d’ Alene Tribe and its membership.
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Des Moines, IA
MISSION: Improve quality of life for all by promoting charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about and providing leadership on important community issues.
MISSION: Provide access to capital, credit, and asset building financial products that help develop strong, healthy people and communities.
Community Opportunities Inc.
MISSION: In an effort to eliminate poverty, provide direct support and service to children, adolescents, adults, aging adults, and families to help them reach their highest potential in regard to their personal and economic self-sufficiency.
Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Advance social and economic equity and wellbeing for Latinos by building upon our strengths and cultures, uplifting our community, and activating leadership for systemic change.
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation
MISSION: Adopt traditional principles and values into all facets of tribal operations and services. We will invest in our people in a manner that ensures our ability to become a completely self-sufficient society and economy. And we will provide sound environmental stewardship to preserve, perpetuate, protect and enhance natural resources and ecosystems.
Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation
MISSION: Assist Native Americans in the development and expansion of small business by providing technical assistance, business training and individual business counseling.
MISSION: Strengthen the economic, ecological and family resilience of Pacific Northwest communities.
MISSION: Build financial and leadership capacity for communities to design the future they choose.
Des Moines Area Community College Foundation
MISSION: Ensure educational excellence through charitable giving and exists to bridge the gap between the needs and existing resources of the College.
The Directors Council
Des Moines, IA
MISSION: Provide support to our fellow members and their organizations through collective grant applications, technical support and peer guidance; and pool our resources to create efficient and effective social service programs that are lacking in our community.
Dream of Wild Health
MISSION: Restore health and well-being in the Native community by recovering knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous foods, medicines, and lifeways.
MISSION: Inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being.
Emerge Community Development
MISSION: Reveal the potential in people and communities through skill building, employment, and economic opportunity.
Equitable Food Initiative
MISSION: Bring together growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumers to transform agriculture and the lives of farmworkers.
Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center
Des Moines, IA
MISSION: Expanding opportunities for refugees through education, advocacy and community development.
First Children’s Finance
MISSION: Increase the sustainability and supply of quality child care.
First Nations Development Institute
MISSION: Strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. We invest in and create innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.
First Peoples Fund
Rapid City, SD
MISSION: Honor and support the Collective Spirit of First Peoples artists and culture bearers.
Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana
MISSION: Protect the health, security, and general welfare of the Fort Belknap Indian Community.
Four Bands Community Fund Inc.
Eagle Butte, SD
MISSION: Create economic opportunity by helping people build strong and sustainable small businesses and increase their financial capability to create assets and wealth.
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Inc.
Saint Paul, MN
MISSION: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Global to Local Health Initiative
MISSION: Advance health equity and improve health in U.S. communities through application of best practices from around the world.
Headwaters Foundation for Justice
MISSION: Amplify the power of community to advance equity and justice.
Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research
MISSION: Our mission is to provide the Minnesota Latino/a community with the ability to create and control information about itself in order to affect institutional decisions and public policy.
Hmong American Farmers Association
West St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Dedicated to advancing the prosperity of Hmong farmers through cooperative endeavors, capacity building and advocacy.
Hmong American Partnership
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Empower the community to embrace the strengths of our cultures while achieving our potential.
Homes of Oakridge Human Services
Des Moines, IA
MISSION: Provide a safe, secure neighborhood with supportive housing, dynamic programs and essential services to build and develop the strengths of children, adults and families moving them to sustained self-sufficiency and self-reliance.
MISSION: Promote social and economic equity to preserve and enhance economically and culturally diverse communities through affordable homeownership, business development, and community advocacy.
Hopa Mountain Inc.
MISSION: Invest in rural and tribal citizen leaders who are improving education, ecological health, and economic development.
Idaho Community Foundation
MISSION: The Idaho Community Foundation’s mission is to enrich the quality of life throughout Idaho.
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
MISSION: Promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.
Immigrant Development Center
MISSION: Bring Immigrants together who have a common goal in caring about the well-being of others, and their environmental surroundings.
Indigenous Peoples Task Force
MISSION: Strengthen the health and education of native people.
Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Unite the people, resources, and voice of the faith community to build a more just, safe, and livable Greater Saint Paul for all.
Interim Community Development Association
MISSION: Advancing social justice and equity for low income, Asian and Pacific Islanders, immigrant, and refugee communities.
West Des Moines, IA
MISSION: Ensure quality of care by providing education, recognition, advocacy, and research in support of those who work in the field of direct care.
Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice
Des Moines, IA
MISSION: To build a movement for justice led by immigrants and refugees in Iowa by providing high-quality legal services and community empowerment through organizing.
Islamic Resource Group
St. Anthony, MN
MISSION: Build bridges of understanding between Muslims in the Upper Midwest and the broader community through education, believing that a deeper understanding of different religions and cultures contributes to peace and harmony in the world.
Golden Valley, MN
MISSION: Provide job training and practical experience for adults facing barriers to employment that prepares them to be more valuable employees with expanding futures.
San Francisco, CA
MISSION: Strive to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education, and financial capability for youth across America.
The Lakota Fund Inc.
MISSION: Promote economic sustainability on the Pine Ridge Reservation and geographic service area, through business loans, technical assistance, and wealth building education for families and businesses.
Latino Community Association
MISSION: Empower our Latino families to thrive by creating opportunities for advancement and building bridges that unite and strengthen our communities.
Latino Economic Development Center
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Transform our community by creating economic opportunity for Latinos.
Leech Lake Financial Services
Cass Lake, MN
MISSION: Promote economic well-being and community development for the Leech Lake Reservation community by providing affordable financial products couple with financial education.
Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota
MISSION: Ensure a healthy, safe, and happy community – grounded and guided by Dakota culture, traditions, and language – where every person contributes to a diversified social and economic life.
Lummi Community Development Financial Institution
MISSION: Provide access to education, financing, and asset growth, in order to improve the prosperity and well-being of Native American families.
Main Street Project
MISSION: Increase access to resources, share knowledge and build power in order to create a socially, economically and ecologically resilient food system.
Makoce Agriculture Development
MISSION: Our mission is to develop Indigenous Agriculture & Food Systems designed to regenerate equitable healthy communities, economies and our environment.
Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial Inc.
Pine Ridge, SD
MISSION: Create safe & affordable housing opportunities by providing loans, development services, & financial insight to empower out Native people to build assets & create wealth.
McKenzie River Gathering (MRG) Foundation
MISSION: Inspire people to work together for justice and mobilize resources for Oregon communities as they build collective power to change the world.
Metropolitan Economic Development Association
MISSION: Help minority entrepreneurs succeed.
Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon
MISSION: Improve the economic opportunities of underserved individuals through empowerment, education and entrepreneurship for the benefit of the greater community.
Migizi Communications Inc.
MISSION: Advance a message of success, well-being, and justice for the American Indian community.
Minneapolis American Indian Center
MISSION: Provide excellent services within a foundation of cultural values that help meet the needs of the American Indian community, working towards the shared goals of self-determination, dignity, equity, sustainability, and preserving and sharing our cultural traditions.
Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: ACT — Align Partners, Connect Businesses to Resources and Transform Native Economies
Mni Ki Wakan Decade of Water
MISSION: The Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples’ Decade of Water works in partnership with indigenous peoples and youth to increase access to indigenous water approaches, opportunities, initiatives, stories, connections, information, and tools.
Mni Sota Fund (formerly Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Loan Fund)
MISSION: Provide training and access to capital in order to promote home ownership, entrepreneurship and financial capabilities among American Indian men and women throughout the state of Minnesota. We do this through the provision of development services and financial products.
Montana Community Development Corporation
MISSION: Provide financing and consulting services that transform the lives of individuals and strengthen community prosperity.
Montana Nonprofit Association
MISSION: Provide leadership for Montana’s nonprofit sector and partner with charitable nonprofits to promote a sustainable, networked, and influential sector.
The Montana Racial Equity Project
MISSION: Advocating equity and justice for historically marginalized, disenfranchised, and oppressed peoples in Montana.
NACDC Financial Services Inc.
MISSION: Remove the barriers that exists in Indian Country that prohibit the flow of capital and credit, addressing the critical needs in native communities related to the growth of family assets and sustainable economic development.
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
MISSION: Strengthen and mobilize its members to build power nationally and further its vision of economic and social justice for all.
National Congress of American Indians Fund
MISSION: Advocating for a bright future for generations to come by taking the lead to gain consensus on a constructive and promising vision for Indian Country.
Native American Community Development Institute
MISSION: Helping Native people create the future they envision, grounded in the belief that all American Indian people have a place, purpose and a future strengthened by sustainable community development.
Native American Development Center
MISSION: Strengthen and advance Native American individuals and families by providing supportive services and resources designed to preserve culture and promote economic security.
Native American Development Corporation
MISSION: Act as a liaison for state, regional, national and international economic development organizations and agencies for American Indian owned businesses in Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota.
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
MISSION: Enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.
Native CDFI Network Inc.
MISSION: Being a national voice and advocate that strengthens and promotes Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs), creating access to capital and resources for Native peoples.
Native Governance Center
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Assist Tribal nations in strengthening their governance systems and capacity to exercise their sovereignty, working at the intersection of leadership development and Tribal governance support.
Native360 Loan Fund Inc.
Grand Island, NE
MISSION: Native360 Loan Fund’s mission is to provide affordable credit, capital, technical assistance and related programs to help build strong and self-sufficient Native American business owners. We serve members of all tribes in our Nebraska, Iowa and southeast South Dakota service area.
MISSION: For Latinx peoples to be a part of a community who share Indigenous, anti-corporate greed, feminist values; be in relationship with one another, elevate their leadership, build people-driven grassroots power and win on issues affecting us.
NDN Collective Inc. / NDN Fund
Rapid City, SD
MISSION: Build the collective power of Indigenous Peoples, communities, and Nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination, while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet.
Neighborhood Development Center Inc.
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Empower entrepreneurs and community partners to transform their low-income neighborhood economies from within.
MISSION: Supporting people, strengthening communities.
Network For Better Futures
MISSION: Fuel and guide our men’s desire to turn their lives around and walk a new path toward better health and success. We are also intent on changing the unjust systems and practices that produce poor results and perpetuate the chaos and cycles of dependency experienced by men who have faced incarceration.
New Avenues For Youth Inc.
MISSION: Work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.
Nexus Community Partners
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Build more engaged and powerful communities of color by supporting community-building initiatives that expand community wealth and foster social and human capital.
Nimiipuu Community Development Fund
MISSION: Facilitating financial independence by enhancing the personal and entrepreneurial capacity on the Nez Perce Reservation and surrounding communities. We promote economic growth while our embracing cultural values and traditions by providing tailored financial products and services.
Nonprofit Information Networking Association
MISSION: The Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) envisions a world in which we live in an active democracy whose values are fully grounded in human rights, economic and social justice, racial equity, and thriving communities. Our mission is to foster an active, engaged and sometimes disruptive civil sector.
North Dakota Native Vote
MISSION: Engage tribal members in constructing a representative democracy by working in reservation communities as well as urban areas to create and affect policy and equal representation for the Native people of North Dakota.
Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
MISSION: Build wealth for low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs in North Minneapolis and surrounding communities.
Northwest Health Foundation Fund II
MISSION: Advance, support, and promote health in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Northwest Indian Community Development Center
MISSION: Identify, coordinate and deliver resources that promote wellness and equity for American Indian families in northwest and north-central Minnesota.
Northwest Native Development Fund
Coulee Dam, WA
MISSION: Foster economic and financial independence for Native people by assisting in the development of personal assets through financial and entrepreneurial education as well as providing access to capital through creative lending products.
Oceti Sakowin Power Authority
MISSION: Combating climate change and preserving the earth for future generations; fostering responsible and sustainable economic development on our reservations; and lowering the costs of and providing greater control over electricity services to our people.
MISSION: Advancing the fundamental principles of democracy and justice at the local, state, and national levels by building power within immigrant communities in collaboration with key allies.
MISSION: Seeking systemic solutions to reduce poverty and help the communities of Northcentral Montana achieve and sustain independence, prosperity and a better way of life.
MISSION: Provide opportunities for Native people to develop financial assets and create wealth by assisting in the establishment of strong, permanent institutions and programs contributing to economic independence and strengthening sovereignty for all Native communities.
Peoples Partners for Community Development
MISSION: Being a community partner that stimulates economic development on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation by providing financial opportunities for reservation residence to gain self-sufficiency, self-determination and enhance the quality of life for the reservation community.
Philanthrofund (PFund) Foundation
MISSION: Serve as a vital resource and community builder for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied communities by providing grants and scholarships, developing leaders and inspiring giving.
MISSION: Promote, facilitate, and drive collaborative action by philanthropic organizations to strengthen communities in our region.
Plenty Doors Community Development Corporation
Crow Agency, MT
MISSION: Inspiring Apsaalooke independence by promoting economic diversity and building individual and community capacity.
MISSION: Expand philanthropy within Northwest Tribal Nations and Native Communities by inspiring and building upon the Native tradition of giving.
Prepare and Prosper
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Providing high quality tax preparation and related financial services to individuals and families of limited means by leveraging volunteer resources and advising and assisting others to provide similar services in their communities.
MISSION: Expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest.
Des Moines, IA
MISSION: Serve as a bridge between underemployed persons seeking living wage careers and employers seeking workers, thereby transforming lives and benefiting communities.
MISSION: Fuel the impact and effectiveness of nonprofits with guidance, expertise, and capital.
Region Five Development Commission
MISSION: Enhance the vitality and quality of life in Crow Wing, Cass, Morrison, Todd and Wadena Counties.
Release MN 8
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Provide direct support to impacted families through leadership development and community organizing that will bring about social and political change resulting in community power to protect human rights and allow families to live together with dignity.
Return to the Heart Foundation
MISSION: Empower visionary Indigenous Women-led initiatives invested in healing through: narrative change, civic engagement, restorative development and climate justice.
Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment
MISSION: Amplify the voice and power of Muslim women.
Rosebud Economic Development Corporation
MISSION: Foster and promote economic development for the Sicangu Lakota Oyate. We embody community spirit in developing our economy by generating revenue and investing in self-sufficency for the people.
Rural Community Development Resources
MISSION: Encourage community development through self employment opportunities for low income entrepreneurs.
Rural Electric Economic Development, Inc.
MISSION: Provide financing and leverage investment to make a difference in the region.
Rural Organizing Project
Cottage Grove, OR
MISSION: Strengthen the skills, resources, and vision of primary leadership in local autonomous human dignity groups with a goal of keeping such groups a vibrant source for a just democracy.
Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa
MISSION: Rely on the knowledge and experiences of the past, along with the will to survive to advance the people, culture and well-being of the Meskwaki Nation.
The Saint Paul Foundation (merged with Minnesota Community Foundation and is now known as Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation)
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Share knowledge and resources to benefit the communities we serve, we working consistently to advance equity, strengthen communities and broaden philanthropic expression.
Seattle Economic Development Fund
MISSION: Grow businesses that create jobs in underserved communities.
MISSION: Strengthen the health and vitality of our community by connecting generous people with well-informed philanthropic strategies.
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Inc.
MISSION: Dedicated to Indigenous Peoples’ self-determination and the sovereignty of Native nations.
Sicangu Community Development Corporation
MISSION: Empowering people, strengthening families, and building community – transforming systems so that they are community-driven and grounded in our Lakota values.
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation
Agency Village, SD
MISSION: Promote public health, education, charity, and other services as may contribute to the social advancement of the members of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation.
Social Justice Fund NW
MISSION: Working at the frontlines of social change, leveraging the resources of our members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
Solid Ground Washington
MISSION: Work to end poverty and undo racism and oppression, which are root causes of poverty.
South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition
MISSION: Expand homeownership opportunities for Native Americans in the state of South Dakota.
Standing Rock Community Development Corporation
Fort Yates, ND
MISSION: Building a sustainable future that will empower Indigenous Peoples to create change consistent with Lakȟóta and Dakȟóta values.
Summit Academy OIC
MISSION: Assist individuals in developing their ability to earn and to become contributing citizens in their community
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
Santa Barbara, OR
MISSION: We amplify the impact of philanthropic and investment communities in support of just and sustainable food and agriculture systems.
Pacific Beach, WA
MISSION: Promote private business development and build assets for Quinault Indian Reservation residents and Quinault Tribal members, wherever they live, improving their quality of life.
Tacoma Urban League
MISSION: Assist African Americans and other underserved urban residents in the achievement of social equality and economic independence.
MISSION: Returning buffalo to Native lands, lives and economies.
Tatanka Funds Incorporated
MISSION: Provide financial education, financial service, and technical support to low-income communities.
Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
MISSION: Empowering Lakota Youth and families to improve the health, culture, and environment of our communities, through the healing and strengthening of cultural identity.
St. Paul, MN
MISSION: Provide holistic transformation for young African-American men experiencing inequity at the intersection of race and poverty, helping them achieve brotherhood, stability and personal success.
MISSION: Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, we work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.
Urban League Twin Cities
MISSION: Advocacy for equity, justice and power for African descendants in the Twin Cities.
MISSION: Empower individuals with limited resources and unlimited potential to improve their lives through small business ownership.
MISSION: Serve communities by building environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach, and advocacy.
Warm Springs Community Action Team
Warm Springs, OR
MISSION: Promote community development in Warm Springs by empowering individuals and groups of people to realize their potential, become self-reliant, and affect positive change for themselves, their families, and their community.
Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network
MISSION: Protect and advance the power of immigrant and refugee communities through a multiracial, multilingual and multi-faith coalition and organizing strategy that educates and mobilizes statewide to uphold and defend the rights and dignity of all immigrants and refugees, centering the voices of impacted communities.
Western Native Voice
MISSION: Foster positive social change in our communities through leadership development, education, engagement, and public policy advocacy.
Whatcom Community Foundation
MISSION: Leveraging the force of philanthropy by connecting people, ideas and resources so our community can flourish.
White Earth Investment Initiative
MISSION: Engage in community, economic and housing development, with the aim of alleviating poverty and enhancing the standard of living within Native American communities, particularly the White Earth Indian Reservation.
Willamette Valley Law Project
MISSION: Research and education regarding issues and conditions affecting low-income persons working in agriculture and related sectors.
Working Partnerships Inc.
MISSION: Dedicated to improving the lives of working families and promoting economic justice in Minneapolis and the West Metro area.