GRANT LIST

2016

 

Northwest Area Foundation made 121 grants in Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) worth $17,878,105. The fiscal year runs Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016.

New grants of $10,000 or more that were either agreed upon and paid in FY16 or paid during FY16 on previous grant agreements are included in the list below. For grants of less than $10,000, please see our grants database.

African Development Center
Minneapolis, MN
$155,000
5/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for Afro Deli Food Truck

American Indian College Fund
Denver, CO
$100,000
10/01/2016 – 06/30/2017
Support for Tribal College Workforce Opportunities: Research and Planning project

American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) Inc
Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for upscale of Takoda group project

$200,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2018
Support for expansion of adult basic education services

Appetite for Change Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for Appetite for Change community employment and training program

Asian Economic Development Association
St. Paul, MN
$200,000
02/01/2016 – 12/31/2018
Support for Asian business development program

Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Fund
Minneapolis, MN
$120,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Support for An Innovative Approach to Asset & Wealth Building in the Urban Native American Community initiative

California Indian Manpower Consortium Inc.
Sacramento, CA
$20,000
07/15/2016 – 12/31/2016
Support for workforce development scholarships

$10,000
08/24/2016
Partial sponsorship of awards luncheon and administrative expenses for implementing scholarship program

Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Fort Totten, ND
$200,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Support for Comprehensive Career Life Skills program

CAPI USA
Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2018
Support for Good Jobs Pathways initiative

Center for Intercultural Organizing
Portland, OR
$250,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2018
Support for core mission of capacity building for organizing

Center for Law and Social Policy
Washington, DC
$100,000
10/03/2016 – 09/30/2018
Support for technical assistance for Good Jobs Pathway initiative grantees

Center Pole
Garryowen, MT
$200,000
05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for Social Enterprises Expansion project

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Eagle Butte, SD
$200,000
05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for Growing the Next Generation Lakota Workforce program

Coeur d’Alene Tribe Department of Education
Plummer, ID
$100,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2017
Support for workforce initiative

Community Lendingworks
Springfield, OR
$200,000
02/01/2016 – 01/31/2018
Support for Increasing Access, Cultivating Entrepreneurship: Expanding Small Business Development Services in Rural and Native Oregon Communities initiative

Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)
St. Paul, MN
$200,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2018
Support for Advancing Minnesota’s Latino Workforce Opportunity initiative

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
Pablo, MT
$150,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2018Support for DHRD Tribal Workforce Enterprises program

Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation
Pendleton, OR
$100,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Support for Strengthening the Impact and Sustainability of Native CDFIs initiative

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)
Washington, DC
$500,000
01/01/2016 – 12/31/2017
Renewal support for Expanding Capacity to Build Financial Capability and Wealth in the Northwest program

Craft3 Investment LLC
Ilwaco, WA
$250,000
12/01/2016 – 12/31/2021
General operating support for Uplift America

Credit Builders Alliance (CBA)
Washington, DC
$10,000
07/13/2016 – 07/14/2016
Sponsorship of scholarship fund for 2016 CBA symposium

Dakota Resources
Renner, SD
$646,000
12/01/2016 – 12/31/2021
General operating support for Uplift America 

Democracy Collaborative Foundation Inc.
Cleveland, OH
$200,000
06/01/2016 – 05/31/2018
Support for Learning/Action Lab for Community Wealth Building program

Emerge Community Development
Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for enterprise expansion at EMERGE

Farmers Legal Action Group Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$200,000
05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for Reducing Poverty and Building Assets for Low-Income Immigrant Farm Families initiative 

First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Longmont, CO
$10,000
10/24/2016 – 10/27/2016
Stipends for Opportunity Finance Network conference

Four Bands Community Fund Inc.
Eagle Butte, SD
$450,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Support for developing the Cheyenne River enterprise incubator and for investing in South Dakota Native youth

Hacienda Community Development Corporation
Portland, OR
$200,000
02/01/2016 – 01/31/2018
Support to strengthen the Portland Mercado business incubator

Hmong American Partnership (HAP)
St. Paul, MN
$200,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2018
Support for Building Capacity toward Workforce Development Impact program

Hopa Mountain Foundation
Bozeman, MT
$240,000
12/01/2016 – 11/30/2019
Support for Strengthening the Circle initiative

Hunkpati Investments Inc.
Fort Thompson, SD
$150,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Support for Community Power Rebuilders initiative

Interfaith Worker Justice
Chicago, IL
$150,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2017
Support for worker center affiliates in NWAF’s region

Jobs Foundation
Golden Valley, MN
$200,000
05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for expansion of Tech Dump Work Development program

Juma Ventures
San Francisco, CA
$150,000
09/01/2016 – 08/31/2018
General operating support for Juma Seattle 

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Duluth, MN
$200,000
11/01/2016 – 05/31/2019
Support for Duluth Bridges to Career Opportunities initiative

Lower Columbia Community Action Council Inc.
Longview, WA
$200,000
05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for Grounds for Opportunity program

MACC Alliance of Connected Communities
Minneapolis, MN
$500,000
05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for social enterprise development network

Main Street Project
Northfield, MN
$500,000
04/01/2016 – 03/31/2018
Support for poultry-centered regenerative agriculture system 

Management Assistance Programs for Nonprofits Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$150,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Fiscal sponsorship for Minnesota Indian Business Alliance’s Growing New Markets and Building Capacity in Indian Country’s initiative

Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial Inc.
Pine Ridge, SD
$200,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Support for phase 2 of Native CDFI Financial Capability Strengthening initiative

Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon
Portland, OR
$200,000
02/01/2016 – 01/31/2018
Support for strengthening Oregon’s microenterprise development

Microenterprise Resources Initiatives & Training
Salem, OR
$200,000
02/01/2016 – 01/31/2018
Support for improving organizational performance and impact 

Minneapolis Urban League
Minneapolis, MN
$240,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2018
Support for Good Jobs Pathway initiative

Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF)
Minneapolis, MN
$10,000
04/12/2016
Sponsorship for accounting services

Montana Community Development Corporation
Missoula, MT
$300,000
12/01/2016 – 12/31/2019
General operating support for Uplift America

Montana Indian Business Alliance
Great Falls, MT
$10,000
05/17/2016 – 05/19/2016
Sponsorship for IBA conference attendance

NACDC Financial Services Inc.
Browning, MT
$270,400
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Renewal support for Native CDFI

 National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)
San Antonio, TX
$10,000
05/23/2016 – 05/26/2016
Sponsorship for attendance at 2016 NALCAB national training in Texas

National Congress of American Indians Fund
Washington, DC
$250,000
09/01/2016 – 08/31/2017
Support for Sustainable Prosperity Initiative: Tribal Nations Securing Our Futures program

Native American Development Corporation
Billings, MT
$10,000
08/02/2016 – 08/04/2016
Sponsorship of Nation Building – Empowering Economic Development Procurement conference

$150,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2018
Support for building the private sector on Montana reservations

$250,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Support for organizational development and tribal economic development strategic planning

Native CDFI Network Inc.
Rapid City, SD
$400,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Support for Native Economic Leadership for Community Impact program

Neighborhood Development Center Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$300,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2019
Support for Reducing Poverty and Economic Disparities through Local Entrepreneurship program

Network for Better Futures
Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
07/01/2016 – 06/30/2018
Support for job creation and employment pathways

 New Avenues for Youth Inc.
Portland, OR
$200,000
05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for social enterprise expansion

Nonprofits Assistance Fund
Minneapolis, M
$500,000
05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for Financial Resiliency through Social Enterprise program

North Dakota Community Foundation
Bismarck, ND
$150,000
07/01/2016 – 06/30/2018
Fiscal sponsorship of North Dakota Indian Business Alliance’s Advancing Native Businesses initiative

Northland Foundation
Duluth, MN
$500,000
05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018
Support for social enterprise development

Northwest Indian Community Development Center
Bemidji, MN
$200,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2018
Support for Good Jobs Pathway initiative

Northwest Native Development Fund
Nespelem, WA
$250,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Support for Pathway to Native CDFI Collaboration, Growth, and Stability program

NWAF Employee Matching Gift Program
St. Paul, MN
$20,000
01/01/2016 – 12/31/2016
Match of employee donations to various 501(c)(3) organizations

Opportunity Finance Network
Philadelphia, PA
$10,000
09/12/2016 – 09/14/2016
Sponsorship of Fundamentals of the Opportunity Finance Industry program

Opportunity Link
Havre, MT
$481,500
04/01/2016 – 03/31/2018
Support for Building Vibrant Communities: Regional Partnerships for Local Prosperity initiative

Potlatch Fund
Seattle, WA
$250,000
12/01/2016 – 11/30/2019
Support for Building Capacity in Indian Country program

Prepare + Prosper (P+P)
St. Paul, MN
$250,000
06/01/2016 – 05/31/2018
Support for Financial Access in Reach (FAIR) initiative

$250,000
07/01/2016 – 06/30/2018
Renewal support for increasing the financial capability of Minnesotans through free tax preparation, financial services, and financial coaching

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota
Red Lake, MN
$100,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2017
Support for Oshkiimaajitahdah Institute

Rosebud Economic Development Corporation
Mission, SD
$155,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2018
Support for community and workforce development

$100,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Support for improving the financial capability of Rosebud

Rural Community Development Resources
Yakima, WA
$200,000
02/01/2016 – 01/31/2018
Support for building business capacity in immigrant and Latino communities in rural Washington

The Saint Paul Foundation
St. Paul, MN
$100,000
01/01/2016 – 12/31/2017
Support for Minneapolis/St. Paul Regional Workforce Innovation Network (MSPWin)

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Inc.
Arcata, CA
$750,000
09/01/2016 – 08/31/2019
Support for phase II of Building Power & Optimizing Impact initiative

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation
Fort Hall, ID
$75,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2017
Support for Economic Portfolio and Tribal Occupational Safety and Health Enhancement program

Spokane Tribe of Indians / Planning & Economic Development Department
Wellpinit, WA
$18,000
10/01/2016 – 09/30/2017
Support for Promise Zone plan

Taala Fund
Pacific Beach, WA
$250,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Support for phase II of Growing Our Market program

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
Porcupine, SD
$500,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
Support for Sustainable Homeownership project

Ujamaa Place
St. Paul, MN
$200,000
04/01/2016 – 06/30/2017
Support for Twin Cities COP – Improving Financial Capability for Twin Cities African-Americans initiative

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Collegeville, MN
$25,000
02/01/2016 – 12/31/2016
Endowment for Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s executive director

Verde
Portland, OR
$200,000
01/01/2016 – 12/31/2016
Support for Building Living Cully program

Voices for Racial Justice
Minneapolis, MN
$250,000
12/01/2016 – 11/31/2018
Support for core mission projects

Western Native Voice
Billings, MT
$150,000
11/01/2016 – 10/31/2018
General operating support for community organizing

White Earth Investment Initiative
Ogema, MN
$250,000
11/01/2016 –10/31/2018
Support for Native American business development