GRANT LIST

2017

 

Northwest Area Foundation made 162 grants in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) worth $18,500,908. The fiscal year runs Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017.

New grants of $10,000 or more that were either agreed upon and paid in FY17 or paid during FY17 on previous grant agreements are included in the list below. For grants of less than $10,000, please see our grants database.

Aaniiih Nakoda College
Harlem, MT
$21,875
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2018
Support for Tribal College Apprenticeship Pipeline initiative

African American Leadership Forum
Minneapolis, MN
$400,000
01/01/2017 – 12/31/2018
Support for African American Financial Capabilities initiative

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
Albuquerque, NM
$250,000
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2019
Support for AISES: 40 Years Supporting Native People in STEM project

AMOS Institute of Public Life
Des Moines, IA
$200,000
08/01/2017 – 07/31/2019
Support for expansion of Project IOWA

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Portland, OR
$25,000
08/01/2017 – 07/31/2018
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

Black Hills Community Loan Fund Inc.
Rapid City, SD
$200,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2019
Support for next generation growth

Blackfeet Community College
Browning, MT
$299,195
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for Smart Money program

Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation
Lame Deer, MT
$15,000
09/01/2017 – 10/31/2017
Support for repairs to building in Lame Deer branch

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Atlanta, GA
$250,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2019
Support for workforce development in Native communities

Build Wealth MN Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$500,000
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for Savings to Save program

Centerstone of Seattle
Seattle, WA
$400,000
01/01/2017 – 12/31/2018
Support for Creating an Equitable Future in King County program, part of the African American Financial Capabilities initiative

Chief Seattle Club
Seattle, WA
$250,000
07/01/2017 – 06/30/2020
Support for Native Works program

College Possible
St. Paul, MN
$15,000
09/22/2017
VP-Directed Grant

Community Opportunities Inc.
Carroll, IA
$208,806
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for New Opportunities Financial Literacy initiative

Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)
St. Paul, MN
$300,000
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for economic vitality services for Latinos

$25,000
06/01/2017 – 12/31/2017
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)
Washington, DC
$500,000
01/01/2017 – 12/31/2018
Renewal support for technical assistance for African American Financial Capabilities initiative

Council on American Islamic Relations – Iowa Chapter
Cedar Rapids, IA
$10,000
08/01/2017 – 07/31/2018
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

Craft3 Investment LLC
Astoria, OR
$1,750,000
03/01/2017 – 12/31/2021
Support for Uplift America

Credit Builders Alliance Inc. (CBA)
Washington, DC
$10,000
06/26/2017 – 06/27/2017
Sponsorship of 2017 CBA symposium

Dakota Resources
Renner, SD
$479,000
03/01/2017 – 12/31/2021
Support for Uplift America

The Directors Council
Des Moines, IA
$400,000
01/01/2017 – 12/31/2018
Support for phase II of African American Financial Capability initiative

Dream of Wild Health
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2018
Support for rebuilding an indigenous food system

Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center
Des Moines, IA
$25,000
08/01/2017 – 07/31/2018
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

First Children’s Finance (FCF)
Minneapolis, MN
$150,000
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2019
Support for social enterprise development for FCF in Iowa

First Nations Development Institute
Longmont, CO
$50,000
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2018
Support for Reclaiming Native Truth: A Project to Dispel America’s Myths and Misconceptions

$499,255
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for Native financial learning network

$250,000
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2019
Support for Changing Native Food Economies program

First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Longmont, CO
$435,000
07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Support for Native CDFI Capital Access Initiative 2.0

$25,000
08/31/2017 – 11/30/2017
Support for Native CDFI technical assistance

First Peoples Fund
Rapid City, SD
$500,000
01/01/2017 – 12/31/2018
General operating support to build creative economies in Native communities

Fort Peck Community College
Poplar, MT
$38,231
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2018
Support for Tribal College Apprenticeship Pipeline initiative

Global to Local Health Initiative
SeaTac, WA
$472,565
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for Financial Health for Diverse Communities initiative

Greater Twin Cities United Way
Minneapolis, MN
$100,000
06/01/2017 – 12/31/2017
Fiscal sponsorship for SolidarityMN to support urgent needs of immigrants and refugee communities

Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho
Nampa, ID
$25,000
06/01/2017 – 12/31/2017
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

Hispanics United for Perry Inc.
Perry, IA
$25,000
06/01/2017 – 12/31/2017
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
Portland, OR
$246,000
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for Pathway to Financial Well-Being for Newcomers initiative

Immigrant Development Center
Moorhead, MN
$25,000
06/01/2017 – 12/31/2017
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

$150,000
09/01/2017 – 08/31/2019
Renewal support for International Market Plaza

Indian Nations Conservation Alliance (INCA)
Twin Bridges, MT
$60,000
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2018
Support for INCA student interns

Indigenous Media Freedom Alliance
Halliday, ND
$25,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2018
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

Islamic Resource Group
St. Anthony, MN
$25,000
08/01/2017 – 07/30/2018
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

Lakota Funds
Kyle, SD
$200,000
07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Fiscal sponsorship for South Dakota Native Homeowners Coalition

The Latino Community Association
Bend, OR
$25,000
06/01/2017 – 12/31/2017
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

Little Big Horn College
Crow Agency, MT
$34,500
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2018
Support for Tribal College Apprenticeship Pipeline initiative

Lower Columbia Community Action Council Inc.
Longview, WA
$251,900
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for CAP Pathways 2 Inclusion initiative

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2018
General operating support for Minnesota Asset Building Coalition

Migizi Communications Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$240,000
11/01/2017 – 11/30/2019
Support for Indigenous Pathways to Economic Independence—The Green Jobs Pathways initiative

Minneapolis Urban League
Minneapolis, MN
$400,000
01/01/2017 – 12/31/2018
Support for phase II of African American Financial Capability initiative

Montana Community Development Corporation
Missoula, MT
$450,000
03/01/2017 – 12/31/2021
Support for Uplift America

Montana Community Foundation Inc.
Helena, MT
$100,000
10/01/2017 – 12/31/2017
Support for Social Justice Montana

Montana Two Spirit Society
Missoula, MT
$25,000
10/02/2017 – 09/28/2018
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)
San Antonio, TX
$10,000
06/12/2017 – 06/15/2017
Sponsorship for attendance at 2017 NALCAB national training event

$400,000
07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Support for Promoting Small Business Investment in Latino and Immigrant Communities program

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD)
Oakland, CA
$10,000
09/11/2017 – 09/13/2017
Sponsorship of scholarships for 2017 CAPACD convention

Native American Development Corporation (NADC)
Billings, MT
$10,000
08/01/2017 – 08/03/2017
Sponsorship of 2017 NADC Economic Development and Procurement conference

Native Americans in Philanthropy
Minneapolis, MN
$132,500
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2018
Support for #GenIndigenous Response Fund

Neighborhood Partnerships Inc.
Portland, OR
$70,000
09/01/2017 – 08/31/2018
Support for Oregon Asset Building Coalition—Advancing Financial Inclusion Policy initiative

NeighborImpact
Redmond, OR
$300,000
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for Rural Inclusion program 

NeighborWorks Umpqua
Roseburg, OR
$200,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2019
Support for Wealth Creation in Southwestern Oregon program

Next Door Inc.
The Dalles, OR
$25,000
06/01/2017 – 12/31/2017
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

Nexus Community Partners
St. Paul, MN
$200,000
07/01/2017 – 06/30/2018
Support for Cultivating Wealth program

Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority
Lapwai, ID
$100,000
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for Pathways to Financial Inclusion initiative

Nimiipuu Community Development Fund
Lapwai, ID
$180,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2019
Support for Building Business and Financial Wellness initiative

Northern Eagle Federal Credit Union
Tower, MN
$200,000
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2019
Support for Building Financial Sovereignty One Community Member at a Time initiative

Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2019
Support for NEON business development

Northwest Indian Community Development Center
Bemidji, MN
$500,000
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2019
Support for Good Jobs Pathways initiative

NWAF Employee Matching Gift Program
St. Paul, MN
$13,000
01/01/2017 – 12/31/2017
Match of employee donations to various 501(c)(3) organizations

Opportunity Link
Havre, MT
$125,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2018
Support for Mobilizing for Change program

Peoples Partners for Community Development (PPCD)
Lame Deer, MT
$288,000
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for PPCD financial inclusion

Philanthrofund Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$35,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2018
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

Pride Foundation
Seattle, WA
$60,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2018
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

Rural Community Development Resources
Yakima, WA
$25,000
06/01/2017 – 12/31/2017
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

Rural Dynamics Inc.
Great Falls, MT
$230,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2019
General operating support

Rural Electric Economic Development Inc.
Madison, SD
$375,000
03/01/2017 – 12/31/2021
Support for Uplift America

Salish Kootenai College Inc.
Pablo, MT
$20,285
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2018
Support for Tribal College Apprenticeship Pipeline initiative

Self Enhancement Inc.
Portland, OR
$400,000
01/01/2017 – 12/31/2018
Support for African American Financial Capability initiative

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation
Agency Village, SD
$211,100
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for Mazaska Woha project

Social Justice Fund Northwest
Seattle, WA
$120,000
12/01/2017 – 11/30/2018
Support for Funding Rural Grassroots Organizing project

Solid Ground Washington
Seattle, WA
$70,000
09/01/2017 – 08/31/2018
Support for Financial Inclusion Policy Momentum project

Stone Child College Corporation
Box Elder, MT
$25,221
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2018
Support for Tribal College Apprenticeship Pipeline initiative

Summit Academy OIC
Minneapolis, MN
$250,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2019
Support for Building a Community of Workers project

Tacoma Urban League
Tacoma, WA
$400,000
01/01/2017 – 12/31/2018
Support for Tacoma African American Financial Capability initiative

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
Porcupine, SD
$25,000
06/01/2017 – 12/31/2017
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

$400,000
08/01/2017 – 10/31/2018
Support for Workforce Housing program

Ujamaa Place
St. Paul, MN
$400,000
07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Support for Twin Cities Community of Practice (CoP)—Improving Financial Capability for Twin Cities African Americans program

Ventures
Seattle, WA
$300,000
10/01/2017 – 09/30/2019
Support for microenterprise development in Seattle

Warm Springs Community Action Team
Warm Springs, OR
$232,229
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for Pathways to Financial Inclusion initiative—building financial capability on the Warm Springs Reservation

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network
Burien, WA
$100,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2018
Support for Building Rapid Response Systems in Rural Washington Communities initiative

Women of Color Alliance
Meridian, ID
$10,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2018
Rapid Response Grant—to support nonprofits in a changing environment

WomenVenture
Minneapolis, MN
$150,000
11/01/2017 – 10/31/2019
Support for pilot of daycare co-op

Yamhill Community Development Corporation
McMinnville, OR
$175,000
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2019
Support for Emergency Savings Program Accounts (ESPA)