GRANT LIST

FISCAL YEAR 2018

 

Northwest Area Foundation made 200 grants in Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) worth $16,095,282. The fiscal year runs Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018.

New grants of $10,000 or more that were either agreed upon and paid in FY18 or paid during FY18 on previous grant agreements are included in the list below. For grants of less than $10,000, please see our grants database.

American Indian Business Alliance Inc.
Bismarck, ND
$150,000
10/01/2018 – 09/30/2020
Support for Growing Native American Entrepreneurs & Enterprises program

American Indian Community Housing Organization
Duluth, MN
$200,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Wazhashk Azhegiiwe (Muskrat Returns) Indigenous Economic Development initiative

American Indian Higher Education Consortium
Alexandria, VA
$55,873
07/01/2018 – 12/31/2018
Support for Strengthening the Workforce Development and Apprenticeship Programs at Montana Tribal Colleges and Communities initiative

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (Wilder Research)
St. Paul, MN
$10,000
10/01/2018 – 10/31/2019
Support for 2018 Minnesota Statewide Homeless Study 

Appetite for Change Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
12/01/2018 – 11/30/2020
Support for Appetite for Change: Building Community and Economic Growth Through Food initiative

Center Pole
Garryowen, MT
$165,000
06/01/2018 – 05/31/2020
Support for Social Enterprise Expansion Project (Phase 2)

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
Pablo, MT
$97,000
10/01/2018 – 09/30/2019
Support for site plan and facility design for the Tribes’ Permanent Supportive Housing program

$160,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Renewing a Self-Sufficient Tribal Economy program

Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation
Pendleton, OR
$175,000
11/01/2018 – 01/31/2021
Support for implementation of the Umatilla Tribes’ CDFI

Dream of Wild Health
Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2019
Support for Rebuilding an Indigenous Food System program

Ecotrust
Portland, OR
$200,000
11/01/2018 – 12/31/2020
Support for Green Workforce Collaborative project

EMERGE Community Development
Minneapolis, MN
$150,000
12/01/2018 – 11/30/2020
Support for EMERGE Enterprises: Sustainability and Growth project

Equitable Food Initiative
Washington, DC
$225,000
09/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Support for Improving Farmworker Wages and Working Conditions in Washington State initiative

Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC)
Des Moines, IA
$60,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for EMBARC Capacity-Building project

First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Longmont, CO
$1,000,000
03/01/2018 – 02/28/2023
Support for regranting to Native CDFIs outside of NWAF’s region (in Alaska, Hawaii, Utah, Missouri, and Wyoming)

$1,000,000
03/01/2018 – 02/28/2028
Support for Native Capital Access Pool

Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana
Harlem, MT
$160,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Fort Belknap Small-Business Economic Development plan

Four Bands Community Fund Inc.
Eagle Butte, SD
$75,000
04/01/2018 – 03/31/2019
Support for Expanding to Crow Creek initiative

$350,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
General operating support for Cultivating Our Place to Grow initiative

$300,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2023
Support for Fueling Native Economic Development program

Hmong American Farmers Association
West St. Paul, MN
$225,000
12/01/2018 – 11/30/2021
Support for Ensuring Stable and Steady Leadership While Great Change is Happening program

Homes of Oakridge Human Services
Des Moines, IA
$150,000
08/01/2018 – 07/31/2020
Support for Transitions – 2 Gen project

Honor the Earth
Callaway, MN
$25,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2019
Support for core mission work

$200,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Akiing 8th Fire Tribal Community Development initiative

Iowa CareGivers Association
West Des Moines, IA
$25,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2019
Support for Help Needed: Caregiver Compensation campaign

Islamic Resource Group
St. Anthony, MN
$25,000
10/01/2018 – 09/30/2019
General operating support

Jobs Foundation
Golden Valley, MN
$100,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2019
Support for expansion of Tech Dump’s social enterprise and job training program for adults with barriers to employment

Juma Ventures
San Francisco, CA
$150,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Juma Seattle YouthConnect program 

The Lakota Fund Inc.
Kyle, SD
$300,000
01/01/2019 – 12/31/2023
Support for Expanding Business Lending program

Main Street Project
Northfield, MN
$500,000
08/01/2018 – 07/31/2020
Support for Regenerative Agriculture in Southeast Minnesota program

Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial Inc.
Pine Ridge, SD
$250,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Native Affordable Housing initiative

Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon
Portland, OR
$96,000
04/02/2018 – 03/31/2020
Support for Access to Capital Leading to Stability and Security for Small-Business Owners project

Migizi Communications Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$120,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2019
Capacity-building support for program enhancements and operational infrastructure

Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance
St. Paul, MN
$150,000
12/01/2018 – 11/30/2020
Support for capacity building

Mni Ki Wakan Decade of Water
Minneapolis, MN
$12,000
10/01/2018 – 09/30/2019
Support for Mni Ki Waken (Water is Sacred): World Indigenous Peoples’ Decade of Water Summit

The Montana Racial Equity Project
Bozeman, MT
$25,000
10/01/2018 – 09/30/2019
General operating support

NACDC Financial Services Inc.
Browning, MT
$250,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Economic Development on Montana Reservations While Striving to Achieve Organizational Self-Sufficiency program

$300,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2023
Support for Fueling Native Economic Development program

National Congress of American Indians Fund
Washington, DC
$250,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Sustainable Prosperity: Tribal Nations Securing Our Futures initiative

Native American Advocacy Program
Herrick, SD
$100,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Lakota Youth Rise: Youth-Led Culturally Based Social Enterprises program

Native American Development Center
Bismarck, ND
$165,124
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Financial Capability for Native Americans in North Dakota initiative

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Portland, OR
$450,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2021
Support for Strengthening Native Enterprises program

Native Americans in Philanthropy
Minneapolis, MN
$100,000
05/01/2018 – 04/30/2019
Support for Foundation Funding for Native Americans program

Native CDFI Network Inc.
Rapid City, SD
$50,000
06/01/2018 – 10/31/2018
Support for Gaining Momentum in the Native CDFI Field initiative

$400,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Fueling the Engines of Native American Economic Opportunity initiative

Native360 Loan Fund Inc.
Grand Island, NE
$199,824
08/01/2018 – 07/31/2020
Support for Strengthening Native-Owned Businesses in Iowa project

NDN Collective Inc.
Rapid City, SD
$125,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2019
Support to launch NDN Fund, a Native CDFI

Neighborhood Development Center Inc. (NDC)
St. Paul, MN
$100,000
11/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Support for NDC’s Capital Project: Revitalizing Frogtown

New Avenues for Youth Inc.
Portland, OR
$200,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Expanded Enterprise Opportunities for High-Barriered Youth and Strategic Business Growth initiative

Next Door Inc.
Hood River, OR
$60,000
12/01/2018 – 11/30/2020
Support for Hood River County Community ID (HRC-CID) project

Nexus Community Partners
St. Paul, MN
$400,000
07/01/2018 – 06/30/2020
Support for Cultivating Wealth project

North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems
Minneapolis, MN
$40,000
06/01/2018 – 05/31/2019
Support for Launching North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS) initiative

Northwest Indian Community Development Center
Bemidji, MN
$150,000
12/01/2018 – 11/30/2020
Support for Anokiiwin Ogemaawag, Building Leadership in Good Work initiative

Northwest Native Development Fund (NNDF)
Coulee Dam, WA
$250,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for NNDF Small-Business Financing Explosion: A New Era Begins initiative

$300,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2023
Support for Fueling Native Economic Development program 

NWAF Employee Matching Gift Program
St. Paul, MN
$49,485
01/01/2018 – 12/31/2018
Match of employee donations to various 501(c)(3) organizations

Oceti Sakowin Power Authority (OSPA)
Washington, DC
$50,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2019
Support for OSPA’s operations

Opportunity Link
Havre, MT
$307,054
04/01/2018 – 03/31/2020
Support for Building Vibrant Communities: Regional Partnerships for Local Prosperity initiative

Peoples Partners for Community Development
Ashland, MT
$160,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Northern Cheyenne Economic Streamline project 

PolicyLink
Oakland, CA
$40,000
02/01/2018 – 08/01/2018
Funding for Supporting Delegations to Equity Summit 2018 project

Prepare and Prosper
St. Paul, MN
$450,000
07/01/2018 – 06/30/2020
Support for Helping Low-Income Minnesotans Build Brighter Financial Futures Through Free Tax Preparation, Financial Services, Financial Coaching, Systems Change, and Affordable Banking Products initiative

Prosperity Now
Washington, DC
$150,000
06/01/2018 – 05/31/2019
Support for Learning & Connections to Advance Prosperity in the Northwest initiative

Rainbow Research Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$121,831
01/01/2018 – 05/31/2019
Support for technical assistance to selected grantees of NWAF’s Reservation-Based Work Opportunity initiative to build evaluation capacity and improve program outcomes

Region Five Development Commission
Staples, MN
$21,500
05/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Support for The Good Life … for ALL initiative

Release MN 8
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Investing in the Future of Release MN 8 project

Rural Community Development Resources
Yakima, WA
$25,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2019
Support for Enhancing Capacity for Low-Income Immigrants to Achieve Social and Civic Integration project

$200,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Increasing Assets Through Business Capacity in Rural Washington project 

Rural Dynamics Inc.
Great Falls, MT
$100,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2019
Support for Improving Financial Security in Montana Communities project

Taala Fund
Pacific Beach, WA
$250,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Creating New Products and Strengthening Capacity initiative

$250,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2023
Support for Fueling Native Economic Development project

Tanka Fund
Kyle, SD
$136,250
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2019
Support for Returning Buffalo to Native Lands, Lives, and Economies initiative

Tatanka Funds Inc.
Mission, SD
$130,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Renewal support for financial products and services development

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
Porcupine, SD
$1,122,341
07/01/2018 – 06/30/2020
Support for Ecosystem of Opportunity: Building Community Power project

Ujamaa Place
St. Paul, MN
$300,000
07/01/2018 – 06/30/2021
Support for Expanding Work Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated Young African American Men initiative

Unite Oregon
Portland, OR
$25,000
10/01/2018 – 09/30/2019
Support for Building an Inclusive Oregon project

Verde
Portland, OR
$200,000
03/01/2018 – 02/28/2020
Support for Building a Cohesive Living Cully Energy & Anti-Displacement initiative

Warm Springs Community Action Team
Warm Springs, OR
$160,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Advancing Economic Opportunity in Warm Springs project

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network
Burien, WA
$100,000
12/01/2018 – 11/30/2020
Support for Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network initiative

White Earth Investment Initiative (WEII)
Ogema, MN
$250,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Loan Processor & Loan Fund project

$300,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2023
Support for Fueling Native Economic Development project

Willamette Valley Law Project
Woodburn, OR
$50,000
11/01/2018 – 10/31/2020
Support for Healthy Work Places project