The Northwest Area Foundation supports organizations anchored in the culture of the people they serve and dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for Native communities, communities of color, immigrants, refugees, and rural communities.

Our funding advances good jobs and financial capability through four portfolios of grantmaking: Access to Capital, Work Opportunity, Enterprise Development, and Financial Inclusion.

Funding Inquiries

We’re open to ideas from grantseekers. We generally accept proposals by invitation only. However, from time to time during the year we do invite applications for competitive funding opportunities.

Links to opportunities will be listed below and announced on the front page of our website. We also spread word through many channels, including via email. If you’re not on our email list already, we invite you to register below, and also to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Or, contact Cody Stalker at (651) 225-3888.