GRANT LIST

2015

 

Northwest Area Foundation made 120 grants in Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) worth $13,417,765. The fiscal year runs Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2015. New grants of $10,000 or more that were either agreed upon and paid in FY15 or paid during FY15 on previous grant agreements are included in the list below. For grants of less than $10,000, please see our grants database.

 

American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center

Minneapolis, MN

$30,000

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2016

Support for Good Jobs Pathways initiative

 

AMOS Institute of Public Life

Des Moines, IA

$200,000

06/01/2015 – 05/31/2017

Support for Project IOWA

 

The Aspen Institute

Washington, DC

$100,000

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2017

Support for Creating a Pipeline of Opportunity – Native Youth Ambassadors project

 

$165,000

11/01/2015 – 10/31/2016

Support for research and development regarding Microenterprise Industry Networks

 

CAPI USA

Minneapolis, MN

$30,000

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2016

Support for Good Jobs Pathways initiative

 

Centerstone

Seattle, WA

$200,000

11/01/2015 – 10/31/2016

Support for Creating an Equitable Future in King County (African-American Financial Capabilities initiative)

 

Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)

St. Paul, MN

$30,000

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2016

Support for Good Jobs Pathways initiative

 

Council on Foundations

Arlington, VA

$39,500

01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015

Annual Membership

 

Credit Builders Alliance (CBA)

Washington, DC

$10,000

07/08/2015 – 07/09/2015

Sponsorship of scholarship fund for 2015 CBA Credit Building symposium

 

The Democracy Collaborative Foundation Inc.

Cleveland, OH

$500,000

06/01/2015 – 06/30/2016

Support for Social Enterprise Development initiative

 

The Directors Council

Des Moines, IA

$200,000

11/01/2015 – 10/31/2016

Support for African-American Financial Capability initiative in Des Moines

 

Emerge Community Development

Minneapolis, MN

$150,000

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2016

Support for merger implementation, business expansion and job creation at EMERGE

 

Express Advantage

Seattle, WA

$200,000

01/01/2015 – 12/31/2016

Support for Community Development Credit Union Expansion project

 

First Children’s Finance

Minneapolis, MN

$200,000

09/01/2105 – 08/31/2017

Support for Iowa Sustainability and Northwestern States Expansion project

 

First Nations Development Institute

Longmont, CO

$10,000

09/23/2015 – 09/24/2015

Sponsorship of 20th annual First Nations L.E.A.D. conference

 

First Nations Oweesta Corporation

Longmont, CO

$300,000

05/01/2015 – 04/30/2017

Support for Native CDFI Capital Access initiative

 

$16,000

09/15/2015 – 10/27/2016

Support for scholarship fund for 2015 Opportunity Finance Network conference

 

First Ponca Financial

Grand Island, NE

$150,000

09/01/2015 – 08/31/2017

Support for Expanding Small Business Services to Native Americans in Iowa initiative

 

Four Bands Community Fund Inc.

Eagle Butte, SD

$250,000

07/01/2015 – 06/30/2017

Renewal funding for fiscal sponsorship of Native CDFI Network for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative

 

Hmong American Farmers Association

St. Paul, MN

$150,000

12/01/2015 – 12/31/2017

Support for Building Wealth Through a Whole Food Model project

 

Hmong American Partnership (HAP)

St. Paul, MN

$30,000

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2016

Support for Good Jobs Pathways initiative

 

$150,000

11/01/2015 – 10/31/2016

Support for East Side Jobs campaign

 

Homes of Oakridge Human Services

Des Moines, IA

$200,000

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2017

Renewal grant for Transitions program

 

Immigrant Development Center

Moorhead, MN

$170,000

06/01/2015 – 05/31/2017

Support for International Market Plaza

 

Independent Sector

Washington, DC

$12,500

01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015

Annual Membership

 

Jannus Inc.

Boise, ID

$250,000

08/01/2015 – 07/31/2017

Support for Microenterprise Training & Assistance (META) financial capability program

 

Juma Ventures

San Francisco, CA

$75,000

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2016

Support for job training program and funds for Individual Development Accounts

 

Lakota Funds

Kyle, SD

$150,000

09/01/2015– 08/31/2022

Support for Native Ninth LLC

 

Latino Economic Development Center

Minneapolis, MN

$150,000

02/01/2015 – 02/28/2017

Support for Increasing Economic Opportunities for Latinos in Minnesota Through Business Creation and Job Creation project

 

Little Earth Residents Association Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

$450,000

07/01/2015 – 06/30/2018

Support for Little Earth Small Business initiative

 

Management Assistance Programs for Nonprofits Inc.

St. Paul, MN

$200,000

11/01/2015 – 10/31/2016

Support for African-American Capabilities initiative

 

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Minneapolis, MN

$250,000

07/01/2015 – 06/30/2017

Renewal funding for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative

 

Migizi Communications Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

$240,000

12/01/2015 – 11/30/2017

Support for Indigenous Pathways to Economic Independence project

 

Minneapolis Urban League

Minneapolis, MN

$200,000

11/01/2015 – 10/31/2016

Support for African-American Capabilities initiative

 

Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF)

Minneapolis, MN

$22,475

01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015

Annual Membership

 

Mission Asset Fund

San Francisco, CA

$200,000

11/01/2015 – 10/31/2017

Support for Building a Better Northwest: Social Loans for Low-Income Communities initiative

 

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)

San Antonio, TX

$10,000

10/06/2015 – 10/08/2015

Sponsorship of 10th annual national conference

 

$500,000

01/01/2015 – 12/31/2016

Support for NALCAB’s CDFI Capacity-Building program

 

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

Portland, OR

$450,000

07/01/2015 – 06/30/2018

Support for launch of NAYA Business Services

 

$10,000

11/01/2015 – 12/31/2015

Matching challenge grant for 2015 NAYA gala

 

Neighborhood Partnerships Inc.

Portland, OR

$250,000

07/01/2015 – 06/30/2017

Renewal funding for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative

 

Nexus Community Partners

St. Paul, MN

$500,000

04/01/2015 – 06/30/2017

Support for Strengthening Economic Vitality of the East Side project

 

Northwest Indian Community Center

Bemidji, MN

$250,000

07/01/2015 – 06/30/2017

Renewal funding for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative

 

NWAF Employee Matching Gift Program

St. Paul, MN

$20,000

01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015

Match of employee donations to various 501(c)(3) organizations

 

OneAmerica

Seattle, WA

$200,000

12/01/2015 – 10/30/2017

Support for Building Power for Economic Justice project

 

Opportunity Link Inc.

Havre, MT

$50,000

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2017

Support for Asset, Wealth, and Advocacy Enhancement project

 

Oregon Native American Business and Entrepreneurial Network

Portland, OR

$250,000

07/01/2015 – 06/30/2017

Renewal funding for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative

 

Partners for Prosperity New Beginnings for Eastern Idaho Inc.

Blackfoot, ID

$250,000

07/01/2015 – 06/30/2017

Renewal funding for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative

 

Philanthropy Northwest

Seattle, WA

$27,205

01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015

Annual Membership

 

PolicyLink

Oakland, CA

$20,000

10/27/2015 – 10/29/2015

Sponsorship of 2015 Equity Summit: All-in for Healthy Communities, Inclusive Cities, and a Prosperous Economy

 

Prepare + Prosper (formerly AccountAbility Minnesota)

St. Paul, MN

$140,000

06/01/2015 – 05/31/2016

Support for Financial Access and Inclusion Roadmap (FAIR) initiative

 

Region Five Development Corporation

Staples, MN

$150,000

10/01/2015 – 03/31/2017

Support for Building New Models of Regional Resilience program

 

Rural Dynamics Inc.

Great Falls, MT

$230,000

06/01/2015 – 05/31/2017

Support for Reducing Poverty and Expanding Financial Inclusion program

 

Self Enhancement Inc.

Portland, OR

$200,000

11/01/2015 – 10/31/2016

Support for African-American Financial Capability initiative

 

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Inc.

Arcata, CA

$100,000

02/01/2015 – 09/15/2015

Support for Keeping the Home Fires Burning – Building Native Assets gathering

 

Solid Ground Washington

Seattle, WA

$250,000

07/01/2015 – 06/30/2017

Fiscal sponsorship of Statewide Poverty Action Network for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative

 

Spokane Tribe of Indians / Spokane Tribal Enterprises

Wellpinit, WA

$140,000

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2016

Support for Trading Post entrepreneurialism

 

Summit Academy OIC

Minneapolis, MN

$400,000

07/01/2015 – 06/30/2017

Support for A Workforce Skilled to Work program

 

Tacoma Urban League

Tacoma, WA

$200,000

11/01/2015 – 10/31/2016

Support for African-American Financial Capabilities initiative

 

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation

Porcupine, SD

$500,000

07/01/2015 – 06/30/2018

Support for Good Jobs Through Worker-Owned Enterprise program

 

$150,000

09/01/2015 – 08/31/2017

Support for Beyond Ownership: Increasing Employee Capacity project

 

$300,000

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2017

Support for Good Jobs Through Healthy Employees and Workforce Training initiative

 

Tiwahe Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

$1,000,000

09/01/2015 – 12/13/2017

Support for Investing in American Indian Philanthropy project

 

Ujamaa Place

St. Paul, MN

$300,000

06/01/2015 – 05/31/2018

Support for Transforming Men’s Lives – Improving Good Jobs: Improving Financial Capability project

 

Ventures

Seattle, WA

$300,000

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2017

Support for Latino Microenterprise Development – Capacity Extension project

 

Washington Asset Building Coalition (WABC)

Seattle, WA

$150,000

11/01/2015 – 10/31/2017

Support for Expanding Good Jobs in Washington project

 

Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of St. Paul

St. Paul, MN

$250,000

07/01/2015 – 12/31/2016

Support for Focus Forward: Employment and Economic Development project