2019

Northwest Area Foundation made 201 grants in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) worth $15,541,878. The fiscal year runs Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2019.

New grants of $10,000 or more that were agreed upon in FY19 are included in the list below. For grants of less than $10,000, please see see our grants database.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians – Economic Development Corporation (ATNI-EDC)
Portland, OR
$70,000
12/01/2019 – 11/30/2020
Support for building sustainable organizational growth

African American Leadership Forum
Minneapolis, MN
$150,000
12/01/2019 – 11/30/2021
Support for collective impact in economic development

African Economic Development Solutions
St. Paul, MN
$200,000
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021
Support for microenterprise development services and lending for low-income African American immigrants

American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, PA
$25,000
10/01/2019 – 09/30/2020
Support for Iowa Immigrant Rights program

American Indian College Fund
Denver, CO
$400,000
09/01/2019 – 08/31/2021
Support for strengthening workforce programming opportunities for first-generation workers in Indian Country

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Albuquerque, NM
$150,000
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2021
Support for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) college and career readiness toolkit for Native high school students

Association for Black Economic Power
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
09/01/2019 – 08/31/2020
Support for It Takes a Village: Black Liberation Through Cooperative Renaissance project

Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Loan Fund
Minneapolis, MN
$17,000
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2023
Support for Fueling Native Economic Development program

$100,000
09/01/2019 – 08/31/2021
Support for Business Lab: High-Touch, Wrap-Around Business Technical Assistance project

Black Visions Collective
St. Paul, MN
$50,000
08/01/2019 – 07/31/2021
Support for Addressing Root Causes of Racial and Economic Injustice in MN project

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Atlanta, GA
$400,000
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2021
Support for Opportunities for Thriving Native Youth project

Build Wealth MN Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$500,000
04/01/2019 – 03/31/2021
Support for Pathways to Financial Inclusion project

Byrd Barr Place
Seattle, WA
$500,000
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021
Support to advocate for equitable public policies that impact African Americans in the Seattle area.

CAPI USA
Brooklyn Center, MN
$200,000
06/01/2019 – 05/31/2021
Support for economic empowerment and financial literacy programming for immigrants, refugees, and communities of color in North Minneapolis

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Eagle Butte, SD
$200,000
09/01/2019 – 08/31/2021
Support for Growing Seventh Generation Leaders project

Coeur d’Alene Tribe Department of Education
Plummer, ID
$20,000
06/01/2019 – 03/31/2020
Support for technical assistance on workforce development initiatives

Community LendingWorks
Springfield, OR
$100,000
10/01/2019 – 09/30/2021
Support for capacity-building initiative

Community Opportunities Inc.
Carroll, IA
$208,675
10/01/2019 – 09/30/2021
Support for Pathways to Financial Inclusion project

Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)
St. Paul, MN
$300,000
04/01/2019 – 03/31/2021
Support for Latinx economic vitality

The Directors Council
Des Moines, IA
$439,550
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021
Support for One Economy 2.0 project

Dream of Wild Health
Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2021
Support for Rebuilding an Indigenous Food System project

Duwamish Tribal Services Inc.
Seattle, WA
$10,000
10/11/2019 – 10/11/2019
Sponsorship of 10th Anniversary Gala Lunch and Native Art Auction

First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Longmont, CO
$750,213
09/01/2019 – 08/31/2022
Support for Native CDFI Capitalization: Networking for Investment project

First Peoples Fund
Rapid City, SD
$450,000
01/01/2019 – 12/31/2020
Support for growing and strengthening the indigenous arts ecology

Hmong American Partnership
St. Paul, MN
$400,000
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021
Support for a 10-year plan to build economic prosperity for Hmong Minnesotans

HomeSight
Seattle, WA
$300,000
10/01/2019 – 09/30/2021
Support for a new Opportunity Center at Othello Square

Idaho Community Foundation
Boise, ID
$75,000
10/01/2019 – 09/30/2020
Support for 2020 Census outreach in ID

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
Portland, OR
$250,000
04/01/2019 – 03/31/2021
Support for financial literacy for newcomers

Immigrant Development Center
Moorhead, MN
$200,000
09/01/2019 – 08/31/2021
Renewal support for International Market Plaza

Indigenous Peoples Task Force
Minneapolis, MN
$175,000
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2021
General operating and capacity-building support

Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul
St. Paul, MN
$35,000
03/01/2019 – 02/28/2020
Support for Community Power-Up (CPU) project

Interim Community Development Association
Seattle, WA
$199,904
12/01/2019 – 11/30/2021
Support for economic empowerment and financial literacy programming for refugees and immigrants

Islamic Resource Group
St. Anthony, MN
$50,000
09/01/2019 – 08/30/2021
Support for Challenging Bias and Islamophobia Across the Upper Midwest project

The Lakota Fund Inc.
Kyle, SD
$250,000
12/01/2019 – 11/30/2021
Support for Lakota Livestock Lending project

Leech Lake Financial Services
Cass Lake, MN
$100,000
05/01/2019 – 04/30/2021
General operating support

Literary Source
Seattle, WA
$25,000
08/01/2019 – 07/31/2020
Support for Education, Equity and Opportunity for All project

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Duluth, MN
$100,000
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2020
Support for entrepreneurship and workforce training collaboration among Duluth-based nonprofits

Lower Phalen Creek Project
St. Paul, MN
$12,000
09/01/2019 – 11/30/2019
Support for strategic planning retreat

Lummi Community Development Financial Institution
Ferndale, WA
$250,000
04/01/2019 – 03/31/2021
Support for Indigenizing Peer-To-Peer Technical Assistance project

$300,000
10/01/2019 – 06/30/2023
Support for Fueling Native Economic Development program

Mano a Mano
Salem, OR
$50,000
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020
Support for Radio Poder project

Migizi Communications Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$15,000
06/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Support for 2020 Census outreach

Minneapolis American Indian Center
Minneapolis, MN
$175,000
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2021
General operating and capacity-building support

Minneapolis Urban League
Minneapolis, MN
$250,000
06/01/2019 – 05/31/2021
Support for building client and community financial capability in North Minneapolis

Minnesota Council on Foundations
Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
12/01/2019 – 11/30/2020
Support for 2020 Census outreach to historically undercounted communities in MN

Mni Ki Wakan Decade of Water
Minneapolis, MN
$40,000
08/13/2019 – 08/31/2021
Support for Mni Ki Waken (Water is Sacred): World Indigenous Peoples’ Decade of Water Summit

The Montana Racial Equity Project
Bozeman, MT
$10,000
04/01/2019 – 11/30/2019
Sponsorship of 2019 annual conference

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
Washington, DC
$250,000
11/01/2019 – 12/31/2020
Support for advancing policy to build the economic potential of Latinx and immigrant communities

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
Oakland, CA
$200,000
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2021
Support for Empowerment Economics project

National Native American Hall of Fame
Great Falls, MT
$22,500
08/01/2019 – 07/31/2020
Support for inspirational leadership curricula interviews

Native American Development Corporation
Billings, MT
$240,000
06/01/2019 – 05/31/2022
Support for community development financial institution (CDFI) capacity building and growth

$60,000
10/01/2019 – 07/31/2020
Support for 2020 Census outreach to Native Americans in MT

Native Governance Center
St. Paul, MN
$175,000
09/01/2019 – 08/31/2020
Support for 2020 Census outreach in MN, ND, and SD

Native360 Loan Fund Inc.
Grand Island, NE
$100,000
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2023
Support for Fueling Native Economic Development program

Neighborhood Development Center Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$300,000
10/01/2019 – 09/30/2022
Support for integrated business services to provide opportunity for low-income communities of color

Nimiipuu Community Development Fund
Lapwai, ID
$100,000
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2023
Support for Fueling Native Economic Development program

$250,000
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2021
Support for organizational growth and capacity building

North Dakota Native Vote
Fargo, ND
$75,000
08/01/2019 – 07/31/2020
Support for 2020 Census outreach in Native communities in ND

Northside Economic Opportunity Network
Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2021
General operating and capacity-building support

Northwest Indian Community Development Center
Bemidji, MN
$20,000
06/01/2019 – 03/31/2020
Support for Anishinaabe Narrative of Workforce Development project

$75,000
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2020
Support for Reclaiming Anishinaabe Workforce project

NWAF Employee- and Board-Directed Grants
St. Paul, MN
$81,093
01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Grants to various 501(c)(3) organizations at the direction of employees (for example, matches of employee donations) and in recognition of retiring board members

OneAmerica
Seattle, WA
$100,000
04/01/2019 – 03/31/2021
Support for advancing racial equity in King County’s workforce development system

Oregon Native American Chamber
Portland, OR
$80,000
01/01/2019 – 07/31/2020
Support for participation in the Vibrant Tribal Economies (VTE) initiative

Peoples Partners for Community Development
Ashland, MT
$100,000
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2023
Support for Fueling Native Economic Development program

$250,000
12/01/2019 – 11/30/2021
Support for Morning Star Financial Resources project

Philanthrofund (PFund) Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
09/01/2019 – 08/31/2021
Support for LGBTQ community building in IA, MN, ND, SD, and WI, and capacity building for executive directors working with LGBTQ populations, especially those in rural areas

Philanthropy Northwest
Seattle, WA
$250,000
04/01/2019 – 03/31/2021
Support for Catalyst Campaign

$125,000
10/01/2019 – 06/30/2020
Support toward equity fund for 2020 Census outreach in WA

Plenty Doors Community Development Corporation
Crow Agency, MT
$60,000
12/01/2019 – 11/30/2020
Support for organizational capacity building

Pride Foundation
Seattle, WA
$50,000
09/01/2019 – 02/28/2021
Continuation of Rapid Response Grant to support LGBTQ+ communities in ID, MT, OR, and WA

Propel Nonprofits
Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
12/01/2019 – 08/31/2020
Support for research and design for community development financial institution (CDFI) capacity-building cohort programming

Prosperity Now
Washington, DC
$100,000
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020
Contribution to the New Era Fund to provide general operating support during leadership transition

Region Five Development Commission
Staples, MN
$387,000
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021
Support for upgrades to economic development approaches for marginalized and low-income individuals in the region

Rosebud Economic Development Corporation
Mission, SD
$190,000
06/01/2019 – 12/31/2020
Support for Social Emotional Intelligence Training (SEIT) workforce development program

$75,000
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2020
Support for participation in the Vibrant Tribal Economies (VTE) initiative, as well as ongoing economic development efforts

Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa
Tama, IA
$75,900
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2020
Support for workforce and economic development

The Saint Paul Foundation

St. Paul, MN
$200,000
08/01/2019 – 07/31/2021
Support for College Bound Saint Paul project

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation
Agency Village, SD
$211,043
11/01/2019 – 10/31/2021
Support for the Mazaska Woha project to provide Native youth and adults on the reservation with culturally grounded financial education

Solid Ground Washington
Seattle, WA
$175,000
06/01/2019 – 05/31/2021
Support for Poverty Action’s organizing and advocacy for low-income communities and communities of color in WA

South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition
Kyle, SD
$200,000
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021
Support for Coalition Sustainability Strategy initiative

South Dakota Voices for Peace
Sioux Falls, SD
$25,000
07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020
Support for legal services capacity building and outreach efforts to mobilize against anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, and Islamophobic events and narratives in SD

Standing Rock Community Development Corporation
Fort Yates, ND
$400,000
09/01/2019 – 08/31/2021
Support for the Wóawaŋglake–To Care for and Give Protection project, which includes food sovereignty and community development initiatives

Ujamaa Place
St. Paul, MN
$250,000
10/01/2019 – 09/30/2021
Support for stabilization of culturally focused financial literacy program

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
Portland, OR
$125,000
09/01/2019 – 08/31/2020
Support toward equity fund for 2020 Census outreach in OR

Ventures
Seattle, WA
$100,000
04/01/2019 – 03/31/2020
Support to provide loan funds to underserved entrepreneurs

$400,000
10/01/2019 – 09/30/2021
Support for microenterprise development program for low-income entrepreneurs in Seattle

Warm Springs Community Action Team
Warm Springs, OR
$260,000
06/01/2019 – 05/31/2021
Support for enhancing financial capacity on the Warm Springs Reservation

Western Native Voice
Billings, MT
$150,000
06/01/2019 – 05/31/2021
Support for 2020 Census outreach in Native communities

Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development
Little Rock, AR
$60,000
11/01/2019 – 06/30/2020
Support for research and development to learn about organizations using food systems as economic development strategies for NWAF’s priority communities

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