GRANT LIST

2011

 

Grants List for 2011

Northwest Area Foundation made 128 grants in Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) worth $9,628,990. The fiscal year runs Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2011.

The following list is a description of the new grants paid in FY11 as well as payments made during the fiscal year on previous grant agreements.

AccountAbility Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
$75,000
06/01/2011 – 05/31/2012
Support for Free Tax and Asset Development Services for Low-Income Families, a program that provides financial products and tax preparation to help families build long-term financial security

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
San Francisco, CA
$2,500
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc.
New York, NY
$2,500
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

Aurora/St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation
St. Paul, MN
$1,300
04/07/2011 – 04/07/2012
Sponsorship for A Night of Neighborhood Brotherhood event

Blackfeet Learning Academy
Browning, MT
$5,000
05/17/2011 – 05/20/2011
Support for the Alternative School student activity fund, a leadership and capacity grant made in conjunction with the Northwest Area Foundation Board of Directors May 2011 meeting and site visits in Browning, Mont.

Blackfeet Nation
Browning, MT
$5,000
05/17/2011 – 05/20/2011
Support for the Heart Butte Senior Citizens Center, a leadership and capacity grant made in conjunction with the Northwest Area Foundation Board of Directors May 2011 meeting and site visits in Browning, Mont.

Build Wealth MN Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
10/01/2011 – 09/30/2012
Support for Family Stabilization Plan, a two-year financial education program that teaches household budgeting and savings

Center for Community Change

Washington, DC
$1,500
05/16/2011 – 05/19/2011
Participation in the Foundation’s May 2011 Board of Directors policy panel

$125,000
07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012
Support for Reducing Poverty and Building Prosperity, work focused on providing community organizing training, public policy analysis, organization leadership and outreach in Idaho, Montana and South Dakota

Center for Rural Affairs
Lyons, NE
$1,500
06/20/2011 – 06/24/2011
Participation as a panelist for the Foundation’s June 2011 Program committee retreat in Seattle

$75,000
05/01/2011 – 04/30/2012
Support for Reducing Poverty through Advocacy, Organizing, and Policy Change, an initiative that provides advocacy for federal policies that bolster grassroots networks and small-business development

Central Area Youth Association
Seattle, WA
$50,000
02/23/2011 – 06/30/2012
Support for the Seattle African American Leadership Forum

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Eagle Butte, SD
$750,000
03/31/2006 – 03/31/2016
Development and implementation of a strategic plan to reduce poverty for the long term

Children’s Alliance
Seattle, WA
$60,000
07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012
Support for Strategic Planning and Coalition Building to Reduce Poverty and Build Prosperity in Washington State, which includes policy assessment work

Children’s Home Society of Washington
Seattle, WA
$1,500,000
04/01/2009 – 12/31/2013
Support for asset building, workforce development, and microenterprise development in King County and the greater Seattle area

CommonBond Communities
St. Paul, MN
$25,000
05/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Support for the Career Advantage Program, which will match a Social Innovation Fund grant for career and financial training

Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation
Pendleton, OR
$100,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
Participation in the Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

Consensus Council Inc.
Bismarck, ND
$30,000
06/01/2011 – 05/31/2012
Support for planning, convenings, training, and message development for North Dakota Economic Security & Prosperity Alliance (NDESPA)

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)

Washington, DC
$250,000
02/01/2011 – 01/31/2012
Support for Building Financial Assets in the Northwest, an initiative to promote small-business development and policies that help them succeed

Council on Foundations
Arlington, VA
$39,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

Demos: A Network for Ideas & Action

New York, NY
$75,000
07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012
Support for Public Works: The Demos Center for the Public Sector, a project to assist grantees in developing the ability to rally support for policies that reduce poverty and build prosperity

Diocese of Helena Division of Religious Education
Missoula, MT
$5,000
05/17/2011 – 05/20/2011
Support for the De La Salle Blackfeet School student activity fund, a leadership and capacity grant made in conjunction with the Northwest Area Foundation Board of Directors May 2011 meeting and site visits in Browning, Mont.

E3: Employers for Education Excellence

Portland, OR
$25,000
04/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Support for Oregon’s Long-Term-Outcome Budgeting Process Design, a project for revamping the Oregon state budget to focus on reducing deficits without cuts to education, health care, public safety, and economic vitality

El Centro de la Raza
Seattle, WA
$40,000
08/01/2011 – 07/31/2012
Support for Volunteer Coordinating and Capacity Building, which provides outreach and financial education to people who are learning to speak English

Employee Discretionary Gift Program

$3,000
09/05/2011 – 12/31/2011
St. Paul, MN
Funding for a Northwest Area Foundation program in which three employees per quarter are allowed to designate a $1,000 grant to a nonprofit organization that aligns with the Foundation’s mission

First Peoples Fund

Rapid City, SD
$40,000
01/10/2011 – 01/09/2012
Support for the American Indian Creative Economy Market Study Project to determine business development needs of Native American artists in western South Dakota

Four Bands Community Fund Inc.

Eagle Butte, SD
$6,000
05/17/2011 – 05/17/2012
Sponsorship of the 2011 South Dakota Indian Business Alliance conference

$50,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2012
Participation in the Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
St. Paul, MN
$3,000
04/14/2011 – 04/14/2011
Sponsorship of Girl Scouts Women of Distinction event

Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants and Refugees

Sebastopol, CA
$10,000
11/01/2010 – 10/31/2011
Grant amendment to Advancing Immigrant Economic Integration, which seeks to increase the number of funders joining efforts to expand economic opportunities for immigrants

$5,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Washington, DC
$5,750
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington
Portland, OR
$2,975
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

Grants Managers Network

Washington, DC
$2,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
07/01/2011 – 08/31/2012
Support for the Twin Cities African American Leadership Forum

$500
05/16/2011 – 05/19/2011
Sponsorship of Allies for Justice dinner

$11,500
12/15/2011 – 06/30/2012
Administration of scholarships for the 2012 Grassroots & Groundwork conference

Hispanics in Philanthropy
San Francisco, CA
$3,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

Hunkpati Investments Inc.
Fort Thompson, SD
$100,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
Participation in the Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

Immigrant Development Center
Moorhead, MN
$50,000
08/01/2011 – 07/31/2012
Support for Economic Development for Low-Income Families in Fargo-Moorhead, work that will help low-income immigrants start new enterprises

Independent Sector
Washington, DC
$12,500
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

Indian Nonprofit Alliance
Roscoe, MT
$25,000
03/03/2011 – 02/29/2012
General operating support

Iowa CareGivers Association
West Des Moines, IA
$100,000
10/01/2011 – 09/30/2013
Support for The Direct-Care Workforce in Iowa: Sustaining Sectoral Anti-Poverty Work During a Critical Year, an initiative to provide low-income direct-care workers access to asset-building programs

Iowa Council of Foundations

Des Moines, IA
$1,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

Jewish Community Action
St. Paul, MN
$30,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Support for Foreclosure Prevention and Wealth Creation, a project to increase protections for homeowners and renters who are struggling to keep their homes

Kaawa’Pomaakaa Society
Browning, MT
$5,000
05/17/2011 – 05/20/2011
Support for the animal rescue program, a leadership and capacity grant made in conjunction with the Northwest Area Foundation Board of Directors May 2011 meeting and site visits in Browning, Mont.

KBWG 107.5 FM Thunder Radio
Browning, MT
$5,000
05/17/2011 – 05/20/2011
Support for sports coverage and general operating costs, a leadership and capacity grant made in conjunction with the Northwest Area Foundation Board of Directors May 2011 meeting and site visits in Browning, Mont.

Lakota Fund
Kyle, SD
$100,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
Participation in the Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

Latino Economic Development Center
Minneapolis, MN
$1,500
06/20/2011 – 06/24/2011
Participation as a panelist for the Foundation’s June 2011 Program committee retreat in Seattle

Local Initiatives Support Corporation – Duluth
Duluth, MN
$100,000
07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012
Support for Duluth at Work, a partnership with the city of Duluth to increase wages of low-income program participants by 25 percent over three years

Lummi Nation Service Organization
Bellingham, WA
$400,000
03/31/2006 – 03/31/2016
Support for Promoting Prosperity Lummi Nation Ventures, a program to reduce poverty

Main Street Project
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
06/01/2011 – 07/31/2011
Conference sponsorship

Micro Grants
Minneapolis, MN
$1,000
02/13/2011 – 02/13/2011
Sponsorship of Celebrating 5 Years fundraising event

The Minneapolis Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$10,000
01/01/2012 – 03/31/2012
Sponsorship of retreat for Northside Community Response Team

$5,000
08/01/2011 – 11/30/2011
Sponsorship of the 2011 Pan-African Women’s Action summit

$5,000
01/19/2011 – 09/11/2011
Update of Minnesota’s Bottom Line, a report that offers strategies for dealing with Minnesota’s state budget deficit

Minneapolis Urban League
Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
01/10/2011 – 11/30/2011
Support for Building Assets and Workforce in the African American Community, a comprehensive workforce and asset-development project

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

St. Paul, MN
$75,000
05/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Support for the Invest in Minnesota/Minnesota Environmental Justice Roundtable

Minnesota Council on Foundations

Minneapolis, MN
$4,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Sponsorship of the Diversity and Inclusion in Philanthropy forum

$24,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

$1,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Sponsorship of 2011 annual meeting

A Minnesota Without Poverty

Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Challenge grant to expand the 2020 Enough for All campaign to broaden access to small-business partnerships and wealth-creation policies

Mission Asset Fund
San Francisco, CA
$100,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
Support for Northwest Lending Circles Capacity Building Project, which seeks to extend peer-lending circles to unbanked people who are seeking greater access to mainstream financial institutions

Montana Budget and Policy Center
Helena, MT
$1,200
05/16/2011 – 05/19/2011
Participation in the Foundation’s May 2011 Board of Directors policy panel

$30,000
07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012
Coalition building, training, and outreach for Partnership for Montana’s Future, an effort to address state budget and tax issues that impact low-income workers in Montana

Montana Community Development Corporation

Missoula, MT
$125,000
12/03/2010 – 12/31/2011
Support for the Montana Community Development Corporation MCDC Eastern Expansion Project, which will expand economic development, financial education and business training to low-income families on and off Native American reservations east of the Continental Divide

$165,138
12/31/2011 – 12/30/2012
Investments in private companies that will generate jobs and income for low-income people in economically depressed areas

Montana Homeownership Network Inc.
Great Falls, MT
$1,200
05/16/2011 – 05/19/2011
Participation in the Foundation’s May 2011 Board of Directors policy panel

Mountain States Group Inc.
Boise, ID
$100,000
06/01/2011 – 06/30/2013
Support for the Idaho State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI), which conducts research and analysis on tax and budget policies that impact low- and moderate-income workers

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders

San Antonio, TX
$250,000
06/01/2011 – 05/31/2012
Grant renewal for Northwest Collaborative of Latino Asset Builders, to advance the work of Latino asset- and wealth-building organizations within Northwest Area Foundation’s eight-state region of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Washington, DC
$6,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

National Congress of American Indians
Washington, DC
$75,000
09/01/2011 – 10/15/2012
Support for Enhancing Tribal and State Relations to Reduce Poverty in Indian Country: A Montana Pilot to mobilize policy resources to reduce poverty in Indian Country

Native American Community Development Corporation
Browning, MT
$50,000
06/01/2011 – 05/31/2012
Support for the Mini Bank Financial Literacy Program, a youth financial curriculum used on the Blackfeet, Rocky Boy’s and Fort Belknap Reservations

Native American Community Development Institute

Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
06/01/2011 – 05/31/2013
Support for Advancing Strategies for Prosperity, a project to build the ability of urban Native American communities to design and lead economic development strategies

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

Portland, OR
$3,000
09/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Sponsorship of the NAYA Family Center’s 8th Annual Celebration

$10,000
10/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Matching grant for new donors at the 2011 Paddle Raise

Native Americans in Philanthropy
Minneapolis, MN
$4,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/201
Annual Membership

$75,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
Support for Visioning Capacity Building & Leadership Development 2030 & Beyond, which focuses on building leadership capable of creating vibrant Native American communities

Neighborhood Development Center
St. Paul, MN
$100,000
08/01/2011 – 07/31/2012
Support for Entrepreneur Programs and National Model, a project to develop a regional or national model for small-business training, access to capital, and jobs creation

Neighborhood Funders Group

Washington, DC
$1,600
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

Neighborhood Partnerships Inc
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Portland, OR
$40,000
07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012
Support for Communicating for Change, an initiative to offer training, message development and convenings to organize a peer-support advocacy network

Nexus Community Partners
St Paul, MN
$100,000
06/01/2011 – 07/31/2012
Support for Community Engagement Team, HUD Sustainable Communities, which works to include underrepresented communities in planning for affordable housing and transportation options

Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
Minneapolis, MN
$90,000
06/01/2011 – 07/31/2012
Support for the Small Business Development Project, which will provide training, coaching loans, and assistance for new and expanding businesses in North Minneapolis

Northwest Native Development Fund
Nespelem, WA
$100,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
Participation in the Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

Northwest Venture Communities Inc
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Minot, ND
$6,667
11/01/2010 – 12/31/2011
Information gathering for the Wilson Health Planning Cooperative to build a health system that reduces disparity of care among people of different income and ethnic groups

NWAF Employee Matching Gift Program

St. Paul, MN
$13,322
01/0/1/2011 – 12/31/2011
Match of employee donations to various 501(c)(3) organizations

Ohio State University Foundation

Columbus, OH
$50,000
10/25/2010 – 09/01/2012
Report by the Kirwan Institute on accomplishments of the African American Leadership Forum

OneAmerica
Seattle, WA
$20,000
03/01/2011 – 02/28/2012
Support for Building Prosperity Through Integration, research to determine policy barriers that prevent immigrants, and others whose second language is English, from thriving

$25,000
10/24/2011 – 10/26/2011
Sponsorship for the Building a Stronger Democracy: a New Decade for Immigrant Integration conference

Opportunity Finance Network
Philadelphia, PA
$15,000
06/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Sponsorship of 2011 annual conference

Oregon Native American Business & Entrepreneurial Network

Portland, OR
$249,411
10/15/2011 – 10/31/2013
To lead the Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, which provides training and assistance to six participants of a two-year learning cohort aimed at creating partnerships and small businesses that will build local Native American economies

Organizing Apprenticeship Project

Minneapolis, MN
$30,000
04/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Support for Proactive Racial Justice Organizing, a pilot project to advance and build partnerships that shape and move a multiracial and multi-issue policy agenda in Minnesota

Partners for Prosperity
Blackfoot, ID
$900,000
04/07/2009 – 04/30/2012
Support for long-term poverty-reduction strategies in Eastern Idaho

Philanthropy Northwest

Seattle, WA
$18,700
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Annual Membership

Piegan Institute
Browning, MT
$5,000
05/17/2011 – 05/20/2011
Support for the Cut Wood School, a leadership and capacity grant made in conjunction with the Northwest Area Foundation Board of Directors May 2011 meeting and site visits in Browning, Mont.

Portland Development Commission/Economic Opportunity Initiative

Portland, OR
$100,000
07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012
Support for the Greening Economic Opportunity Initiative, work to increase the ability of low-income and minority contractors to bid on weatherization jobs and to provide training for green jobs

Potlatch Fund
Seattle, WA
$7,500
11/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Sponsorship of the Potlatch Fund gala

Public Interest Projects Inc.
New York, NY
$100,000
02/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Support for Four Freedoms Fund, a national funders collaborative that works to ensure immigrants participate in the national debate on immigration issues

Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice

Minneapolis, MN
$12,000
02/23/2011 – 12/31/2011
Support for Research and Community Outreach Projects, which will compile information on race relations and the widening inequality in communities of color

Rural Development Initiatives Inc.

Eugene, OR
$10,000
06/24/2011 – 06/25/2012
Sponsorship for Regards to Rural 2011 conference

Rural Dynamics Inc.
Great Falls, MT
$1,200
05/16/2011 – 05/19/2011
Participation in the Foundation’s May 2011 Board of Directors policy panel

$5,000
09/13/2011 – 09/16/2012
Sponsorship of the Mobilizing Rural Communities conference workshop

$100,000
07/01/2011 – 03/31/2012
Support for Mobilizing Rural Communities, an initiative aimed at increasing the ability of community organizers and asset-building coalitions to develop action plans to reduce poverty

Rural Learning Center
Howard, SD
$100,000
12/01/2011 – 11/30/2012
Support for the Green Jobs Project, training low- and moderate-income workers for jobs in the renewable energy industry

The Seattle Foundation
Seattle, WA
$60,000
04/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Support for Strategies to Eliminate Poverty (STEP), which provides support and subgrants to nonprofit organizations working to improve public policies that benefit low- and moderate-income families

ShoreBank Enterprise
Ilwaco, WA
$1,500
06/20/2011 – 06/24/2011
Participation as a panelist for the Foundation’s June 2011 Program committee retreat in Seattle

South Dakota Voices For Children

Sioux Falls, SD
$25,000
10/01/2011 – 06/30/2012
Support for the Poverty Reduction Initiative, a project that supports two statewide coalitions to build awareness of, and momentum for, public policy improvements

Spectrum Resource Program
Des Moines, IA
$60,000
09/01/2011 – 08/31/2012
Support for the Phoenix Project, a job training program for young adult ex-offenders

Stairstep Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
11/16/2011 – 11/19/2011
Fiscal sponsorship of Uhuru Solutions Inc.; Sponsorship for National Peace and Justice Summit: “Youth, Crime & Violence, and Murder” conference

$50,000
01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011
Support for the Economic Development Initiative to increase employment and economic opportunities for disadvantaged workers

State of Minnesota – Council on Black Minnesotans

St. Paul, MN
$1,200
01/17/2011 – 01/17/2011
Sponsorship of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration

Summit Academy OIC

Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
03/01/2011 – 03/01/2012
Support for the HIRE Minnesota Coalition, a group of nonprofit organizations that advocates for policies that ensure low-income, disadvantaged, and minority workers gain access to job training and job opportunities created through public investments

Taala Fund
Taholah, WA
$100,000
11/01/2011 – 10/31/2013
Participation in the Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

TakeAction Minnesota Education Fund
St. Paul, MN
$50,000
09/01/2011 – 08/31/2012
Support for Organizing for a New Economy, work that focuses on advocacy for better workplace and social insurance policies to reduce poverty

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation

Porcupine, SD
$70,000
03/01/2010 – 06/30/2012
Support for Capacity, Leadership, and Asset Development, which includes a capital campaign, strategic planning, and construction of a new facility

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Belcourt, ND
$730,000
03/31/2006 – 03/31/2016
Support for Pathways to Prosperity, a long-term poverty-reduction strategy

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Minneapolis, MN
$2,500
05/07/2011 – 05/11/2011
Sponsorship of the 2011 Hard Hat Humanity Gala – 25th anniversary

Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation

St. Paul, MN
$50,000
01/01/2011 – 08/31/2011
Fiscal sponsorship of Nexus Community Partners, which received support for the Twin Cities Network for Financial Success Program, work designed to provide financial training and workforce access to low-income families

University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN
$2,500
11/11/2011 – 11/11/2011
Sponsorship of Widening the Circle fundraiser

University of Washington – Office of Sponsored Programs
Seattle, WA
$303,585
03/01/2007 – 02/28/2013
Support for the Community Vitality Project, which seeks to identify poverty and economic trends in the Northwest, as well as critical policy actions that could create opportunities for prosperity

Urban League of Portland
Portland, OR
$36,267
04/01/2011 – 05/01/2012
Support for the Portland African American Leadership Forum

Washington Asian/Pacific Islander Community Services

Seattle, WA
$5,000
04/07/2011 – 12/31/2011
Support to hire a consultant to craft a business plan

Washington State Budget and Policy Center

Seattle, WA
$25,000
07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012
Support for the Washington State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI) affiliate, which conducts rigorous research and analysis on tax and budget policies that impact low- and moderate-income families

Way to Grow
Minneapolis, MN
$250
06/11/2011 – 06/11/2011
Sponsorship for the 2011 gala

Western Organization of Resource Councils

Billings, MT
$50,000
07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012
Support for the Idaho Organizing Project, community organizing and policy advocacy work in Idaho

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council

White Earth, MN
$1,000
09/14/2011 – 09/15/2011
Sponsorship of the Northern Minnesota Tribal Economic Development 2011 Summit

YWCA of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
$3,525
10/18/2011 – 10/18/2011
Sponsorship of the 9th annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race event

$4,700
05/05/2011 – 05/05/2011
Sponsorship of the 15th annual Circle of Women luncheon

Grand Total    $9,628,990