GRANT LIST

2013

 

Grants List for Fiscal Year 2013

Northwest Area Foundation made 138 grants in Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) worth $15,778,932. The fiscal year runs Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2013.

The following list is a description of the new grants paid in FY13 as well as payments made during the fiscal year on previous grant agreements.

African Development Center
Minneapolis, MN
$250,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2014
Core operating support

African Immigrant Services Inc.
Brooklyn Park, MN
$3,000
08/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Sponsorship of From Observers to Active Leaders event

Afroeco Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$7,500
07/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Sponsorship on behalf of Project Sweetie Pie for Gardens Without Borders / Classrooms Without Walls

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
09/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Sponsorship of Fair Housing & Equity Assessment roundtables and dinners

American Indian Institute
Bozeman, MT
$7,700
07/23/2013 – 07/25/2013
Sponsorship of the Weaving Webs of Women’s Wisdom movement

AMOS Institute of Public Life
Des Moines, IA
$200,000
04/01/2013 – 03/31/2015
Support for Project IOWA, a workforce development program that helps low-income workers move to living-wage jobs

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
San Francisco, CA
$2,500
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

$25,000
11/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Support for the Coalition of Asian-American Leaders

Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc.
New York, NY
$5,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

$5,000
04/04/13 – 04/07/13
Support for 2013 annual conference and James A. Joseph lecture and awards ceremony

$5,000
11/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
General operating sponsorship

Boys & Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area Inc. (BGCLLA)
Cass Lake, MN
$80,000
07/01/2013 – 06/30/2014
Support for the BGCLLA Workforce Development program, which develops job training, financial education and employment opportunities for youth in the reservation’s private sector

Build Wealth MN Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$150,000
08/01/2013 – 06/30/2015
Support for the Family Stabilization Plan, a two-year financial education program that teaches household budgeting and savings

Center for Community Change
Washington, DC
$125,000
10/01/2013 – 09/30/2014
Support for Reducing Poverty and Building Prosperity, a project that provides community organizing and advocacy training for grassroots organizations in Idaho, Montana and South Dakota

Centerstone of Seattle
Seattle, WA
$50,000
08/01/2013 – 10/31/2014
Support for the Prosperity project, which provides financial education and public-advocacy work in collaboration with the Seattle African American Leadership Forum

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Eagle Butte, SD
$750,000
04/01/2013 – 09/30/2014
Support for the Wiyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) Garden project, to provide Native American youth with training in food production, small business ownership, and improved nutrition and health

Chicanos Latinos Unidos en Servicio (CLUES)
St. Paul, MN
$5,000
12/18/2013 – 12/20/2013
Sponsorship of Al Nino Con Carino event

Children’s Defense Fund
St. Paul, MN
$150,000
10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015
Support for the Building Security for Minnesota Children and Families initiative to build partnerships and promote policies that foster economic security

Cookie Cart
Minneapolis, MN
$100,000
07/01/2013 – 06/01/2015
Support for youth employment and training

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)
Washington, DC
$150,000
10/01/2013 – 09/30/2014
Support for the Supporting Expansion of Financial Access and Wealth-Building initiatives in Northwest Area Foundation target communities to build assets among African-Americans and increase access to mainstream financial institutions among the unbanked

Council on Foundations
Arlington, VA
$34,500
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

Craft3 Investment LLC
Ilwaco, WA
$350,000
04/01/2013 – 3/31/2014
General operating support

The Democracy Collaborative Foundation Inc.
Cleveland, OH
$300,000
05/01/2013 – 03/31/2014
Support for the Learning/Action Lab Community Wealth Building program, which develops Native employee ownership and social enterprise for community wealth building

Demos: A Network for Ideas & Action
New York, NY
$45,000
04/01/2013 – 03/31/2014
Support for Poverty-Reduction Strategies and the Middle Class, a paper that advances a new policy agenda to spur economic opportunities and security for all

Economic Policy Institute
Washington, DC
$100,000
02/01/2013 – 01/31/2014
Support for Characterizing High Unemployment Rates Among American Indian Populations and Identifying Prescriptions for Success initiative, a policy project that will call attention to unemployment rates and the need for job-creation opportunities for Native Americans

$5,000
10/07/2013 – 10/09/2013
Sponsorship of 2013 EARN conference

El Centro de la Raza
Seattle, WA
$100,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015
Support to bolster the volunteer and asset-building programs, which serve low-income Latinos who are working their way out of poverty

Farmers’ Legal Action Group Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$100,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Support for From the Margins to the Mainstream: Reducing Poverty, Increasing Assets, and Creating Sustainable Economic Opportunity for Minnesota’s Immigrant Farmers program

Financial Innovations Center Inc.
Chicago, IL
$11,750
07/01/2013 – 10/31/2013
Support for Sustainable Financial Services for the UN(der)banked program, providing low-cost, sustainable financial services and products for low-income people who have little to no access to banking services

First Nations Development Institute
Longmont, CO
$500,000
07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015
Support for the Informing Strategies for Change: a Survey of Northwest Regional Native American Assets, for creating a comprehensive database detailing assets and programs of 75 Tribal Nations in the Foundation’s region to help shape reports on strategies around renewable energy, food systems, and public policy opportunities for Native Americans

$5,000
10/01/2013 – 10/05/2013
Sponsorship of 18th annual L.E.A.D. Institute national conference

First Peoples Fund
Rapid City, SD
$1,000,000
10/01/2013 – 09/30/2016
Support for the Native Arts Economy – Building Pilot Project to fund efforts to develop Native American art into a viable business sector capable of lifting communities out of poverty

Four Bands Community Fund Inc.
Eagle Butte, SD
$6,000
04/10/2013 – 04/12/2013
Sponsorship of the 2013 South Dakota Indian Business Alliance conference

Fresh Air Inc. (KFAI Radio)
Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
04/15/2013 – 12/31/2013
Support for the public policy forum Conversations with Al McFarlane

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$5,000
04/18/2013 – 04/18/2013
Sponsorship of 2013 Women of Distinction luncheon

Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants and Refugees
Sebastopol, CA
$5,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

$200,000
12/01/2013 – 10/31/2015
Support for Northwest Area Immigrant Asset-Building initiative, a pilot model to help low-income immigrants gain access to credit, loans and mainstream financial institution services

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Washington, DC
$6,100
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington
Portland, OR
$2,594
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

Grants Managers Network
Washington, DC
$2,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development
Minneapolis, MN
$139,200
07/01/2013 – 10/31/2014
Support for the Legacy Fund Initiative: Harnessing Oil Wealth to Build a Positive Future for All North Dakota Citizens, which funds convenings on policy recommendations for North Dakota’s oil and gas Legacy Fund, organizes grassroots citizen input, and compiles findings into a white paper for lawmakers

Greater Twin Cities United Way
Minneapolis, MN
$100,000
07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015
Operating support for Generation Next, an initiative to close the educational achievement gap among low-income and minority students

Habitat for Humanity International Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$3,000
04/19/2013 – 04/21/2013
Sponsorship of the 2013 Hard Hat & Black Tie gala

Hacienda Community Development Corporation
Portland, OR
$200,000
07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015
Support for Latino Asset Building and Training, a project aimed at building assets of low-income Latinos through microenterprise, homeownership, personal savings and building credit

Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Minneapolis, MN
$500,000
05/01/2013 – 12/31/2014
Support for the African American Leadership Forum regional initiative

$500
05/16/2013 – 05/16/2013
Sponsorship of 2013 Allies for Justice dinner

Hispanics in Philanthropy
Oakland, CA
$3,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

Homes of Oakridge Human Services
Des Moines, IA
$150,000
07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015
Support for Transitions, an intensive job training and placement program focused on overcoming barriers to employment for refugees and other hard-to-place workers

Hopa Mountain Foundation
Bozeman, MT
$500,000
07/01/2013 – 06/30/2016
Support for Strengthening the Circle, a program to support Native leaders in their efforts to improve education, ecological health and economic development, and to expand a fellowship program for Native youth within the Native nonprofit sector

Independent Sector
Washington, DC
$10,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

International Traditional Games Society
East Glacier Park, MT
$5,000
06/26/2013 – 06/28/2013
Sponsorship of first International Native Games conference

Iowa Council of Foundations
Des Moines, IA
$1,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

Lakota Funds
Kyle, SD
$30,000
04/15/2013 – 04/15/2014
Sponsorship of South Dakota Native Homeowner Coalition

$400,000
12/01/2013 – 12/31/2016
Support for The Lakota Fund, focused on culturally and community-appropriate business and lending strategies to build the Pine Ridge Reservation economy

Little Earth Residents Association Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$42,800
08/01/2013 – 07/30/2014
Participation in the Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot Project Cohort, a year-long training that provides entrepreneurial coaching to strengthen, support and expand knowledge of community wealth-building practices fundamental to creating employee-owned businesses

$300,000
10/01/2013 – 09/30/2016
Support for Little Earth Community Prosperity program, an effort to build financial prosperity through housing programs, social enterprises, financial education and job-skills building

Main Street Project
Minneapolis, MN
$15,000
11/01/2013 – 06/30/2014
Support for Capital Access in Rural Areas Research, to research and develop ways to measure success in improving access to capital for small-scale agriculture businesses in rural areas

Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA)
Minneapolis, MN
$10,000
03/01/2013 – 10/30/2013
Support for United Communities Federal Credit Union Feasibility Study (phase II), to support the research on the viability of establishing a federal credit union that would serve low-income people in Minnesota

$5,000
06/04/2013 – 06/06/2013
Table sponsorship for MEDA 42nd annual recognition luncheon

$3,000
11/01/2013 – 11/24/2013
Sponsorship of 2013 MEDA gala

Micro Grants
Minneapolis, MN
$1,000
09/09/2013 – 09/11/2013
Sponsorship of 1st annual Micro Grants Grantee of the Year awards

The Minneapolis Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$500,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015
Support for Promoting Economic Vitality Strategies in Minneapolis, in which funds will be regranted in Minneapolis to provide assistance and training to minority-owned businesses, as well as job training and career preparedness for people of color

Minneapolis Urban League
Minneapolis, MN
$100,000
02/01/2013 – 01/31/2014
Support for Building Assets and Workforce in Low-Income and the African-American Community, a program to build financial literacy and improve job skills of low-wage workers of color

7,500
06/19/2013 – 06/21/2013
Sponsorship of 2013 Gateway to Opportunity gala

Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce
Minneapolis, MN
$100,000
03/01/2013 – 03/01/2015
Support for the Buy Indian Business Network, to develop a “Buy Indian Policy” framework and a comprehensive Minnesota American Indian business directory

Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF)
Minneapolis, MN
$3,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Sponsorship of winter 2013 issue of MCF’s Giving Forum

$24,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

Minnesota Humanities Center
St. Paul, MN
$5,000
01/21/2013 – 01/21/2013
Support for 2013 MLK holiday celebration

A Minnesota Without Poverty
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
04/15/2013 – 04/16/2013
Sponsorship of the 2013 Building a Movement to End Poverty session

150,000
12/15/2013 – 11/30/2015
Support for Connecting to End Poverty, an initiative focused on developing policy priorities that end poverty in Minnesota

Mission Asset Fund
San Francisco, CA
$200,000
11/01/2013 – 10/31/2015
Support the Northwest Expansion of Lending Circles capacity-building project, work to expand a peer-lending program among the unbanked to additional areas within the Foundation’s region

Montana Homeownership Network Inc.
Great Falls, MT
$1,200
05/21/2013 – 05/23/2013
Sponsorship of Montana Housing Partnership conference

Mountain States Group Inc.
Boise, ID
$180,000
04/01/2013 – 03/31/2015
Support for the Growing Green Businesses program, which helps low-income workers and refugees develop and expand their own enterprises that support the green economy

NACDC Financial Services Inc.
Browning, MT
$103,290
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Support for Reduce Poverty and Build Sustainable Prosperity Throughout Montana Tribal Communities, an effort to expand alternative loan funds and credit-building sessions to the Rocky Boys and Flathead Reservations as well as the Little Shell community

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Baltimore, MD
$75,000
08/01/2013 – 03/31/2014
Support for the Bridging the Racial Wealth Divide: One City at a Time initiative to lay the foundation for asset development among African-Americans in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Des Moines, Iowa; Portland, Oregon; and Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Washington, DC
$7,500
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

National Congress of American Indians Fund
Washington, DC
$300,000
07/01/2013 – 12/31/2015
Support for Sustainable Prosperity Initiative: Tribal Nations Securing our Futures, a project designed to empower tribal leaders with financial education, access to capital, small-business development and workforce readiness so they can implement strategies that create prosperity in tribal communities throughout the Foundation’s region

Native American Community Development Institute
Minneapolis, MN
$42,800
08/01/2013 – 07/30/2014
Participation in the Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot Project Cohort, a year-long training that provides entrepreneurial coaching to strengthen, support and expand knowledge of community wealth-building practices fundamental to creating employee-owned businesses

$150,000
08/01/2013 – 9/30/2015
Support for Uplifting Native Community Assets, an initiative to map Native community assets in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, to foster collaboration among Native organizations in order to create financial and wealth-building opportunities

Native American Development Corporation (NADC)
Billings, MT
$5,000
08/07/2013 – 08/08/2013
Sponsorship of the 2013 NADC Economic Development & Procurement conference

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Portland, OR
$9,250
08/01/2013 – 08/31/2013
Sponsorship on behalf of the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) travel and participation in the Twin Cities Organizing Communities of Color meeting

$10,000
08/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Fiscal sponsorship of CCC for planning and participation in Twin Cities replication efforts

$42,800
08/01/2013 – 07/30/2014
Participation in the Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot Project Cohort, a year-long training that provides entrepreneurial coaching to strengthen, support and expand knowledge of community wealth-building practices fundamental to creating employee-owned businesses

$10,000
10/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Matching grant for new donors at the 2013 Paddle Raise

$3,500
11/01/2013 – 11/17/2013
Sponsorship of the 10th annual NAYA Auction & Gala

Native Americans in Philanthropy
Minneapolis, MN
$4,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

$500,000
10/01/2013 – 09/30/2016
Support for Moving From Vision to Action initiative to create a strong regional network of national organizations capable of increasing economic opportunities

Navigate
St. Paul, MN
$15,000
08/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
General operating support

Neighborhood Development Center Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$1,500
04/20/2013 – 04/20/2013
Sponsorship of 2013 Entrepreneur Awards

$300,000
10/01/2013 – 09/30/2016
Support for Equity Through Expanded and More Effective Entrepreneurship, Business Intelligence, Partnerships and Solutions, an effort to offer low-income Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, neighborhoods microenterprise training, business assistance and access to capital

Neighborhood Funders Group
Washington, DC
$1,600
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

Nexus Community Partners
St Paul, MN
$500,000
04/01/2013 – 03/31/2015
Support for a program to strengthen the economic vitality of St. Paul’s East side

$75,000
09/15/2013 – 09/15/2014
Support for Adapting Urban Habitat’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute in the Twin Cities region, an effort to train and place candidates on board and commissions of public entities to represent communities of color and marginalized groups

Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
Minneapolis, MN
$150,000
09/25/2013 – 09/30/2015
Support for NEON Core Strategies, whose goal is to expand economic opportunities through small-business development in North Minneapolis, Minnesota

NWAF Employee Discretionary Grant Program
Various locations
$12,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
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

NWAF Employee Matching Gift Program
St. Paul, MN
$20,000
01/0/1/2013 – 12/31/2013
Match of employee donations to various 501(c)(3) organizations

OneAmerica
Seattle, WA
$200,000
04/01/2013 – 03/31/2015
Support for Washington New Americans Financial Literacy project

Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
Oneida, WI
$5,000
04/15/2013 – 04/18/2013
Sponsorship of the Food Sovereignty Summit

Open Arms of Minnesota Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$250
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Contribution for NWAF volunteer matching program

Oregon Business Council Charitable Institute
Portland, OR
$500,000
07/01/2013 – 06/30/2016
Support for Oregon Prosperity Initiative Pilot Projects and Communications, to support pilot projects designed to improve job prospects for low-wage workers and to focus on outreach and education on the costs of poverty and prosperity across Oregon

Oregon Native American Business and Entrepreneurial Network
Portland, OR
$5,000
04/14/2013 – 04/19/2013
Sponsorship of Trading at the River conference and tradeshow

$308,612
10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015
Support for Innovation in Entrepreneurship: Growing Stronger Organizations to Build Stronger Economies, a program aimed at developing a regional network offering business training, support and assistance to Native-owned enterprises

Organizing Apprenticeship Project
Minneapolis, MN
$30,000
03/15/2013 – 06/30/2013
Support for 2013 Racial Equity Agenda: Minnesota Voices Building a Path to Justice, a project to increase the power of communities of color in creating fair and equitable policies that create economic opportunity

Peta Wakan Tipi
Hugo, MN
$40,000
10/01/2013 – 09/30/2014
Support for the Dream of Wild Health Indigenous Food Network program focused on job training and opportunities in food preparation and agriculture for Native adults and older teens

Philanthropy Northwest
Seattle, WA
$23,380
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Annual Membership

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives
Portland, OR
$3,000
03/06/2013 – 03/25/2013
Sponsorship for Dancing with the Stars Portland gala

Portland Development Commission/Economic Opportunity Initiative
Portland, OR
$380,000
07/01/2013 – 06/30/2016
District seed capital for the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) and support for the expansion of the Economic Opportunity Initiative (EOI)

Potlatch Fund
Seattle, WA
$5,000
11/02/2013 – 11/03/2013
Sponsorship of the Potlatch Fund gala

Prepare + Prosper (formerly AccountAbility Minnesota)
St. Paul, MN
$10,000
07/01/2013 – 10/31/2013
Support for Sustainable Financial Services for the UN(der)banked program, providing low-cost, sustainable financial services and products for low-income people who have little to no access to banking services

Region Five Development Commission
Staples, MN
$75,000
04/01/2013 – 03/31/2014
Support for Building the Local Value-Added Food System in Central Minnesota initiative to build a regional food hub for locally grown produce and to pilot the use of solar thermal energy to extend the growing season

Rural Development Initiatives
Eugene, OR
$10,000
06/21/2013 – 06/22/2013
Sponsorship of 2013 Regards to Rural conference

Rural Dynamics Inc.
Great Falls, MT
$28,000
04/01/2013 – 08/31/2013
Support for the Indian Business Alliance convening

The Saint Paul Foundation
St. Paul, MN
$500,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015
Support of Regranting Support for Economic Opportunity Strategies, to help create high-quality jobs and job training that will help low-income individuals, particularly people of color, build assets and wealth

Saint Paul NAACP – Roy Wilkins Memorial Branch
St. Paul, MN
$7,500
09/19/2013 – 09/21/2013
Sponsorship St. Paul NAACP’s 100th anniversary

The Seattle Foundation
Seattle, WA
$500,000
07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015
Support for Partnering with the Seattle Foundation, an initiative to increase economic opportunities in low-income neighborhoods and to support and invest in the Funders Partnership for Sustainable Communities

Self Enhancement Inc.
Portland, OR
$50,000
01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
Support for Career Exploration and Job Readiness Training, to provide career assessment, skill building and job training workshops for 8 to 22-year-old youth of color

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Inc.
Arcata, CA
$1,500,000
04/01/2013 – 3/31/2016
Support for the Reservation-Based Nonprofit Capacity-Building Grant pilot, to provide small grants, project training, advocacy and peer-centered learning designed to strengthen 10 Native American nonprofits in Idaho, Montana and the Dakotas

Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Sioux Falls, SD
$90,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Support for state fiscal analysis initiative

Spokane Tribal Network
Wellpinit, WA
$42,800
08/01/2013 – 07/30/2014
Participation in the Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot Project Cohort, a year-long training that provides entrepreneurial coaching to strengthen, support and expand knowledge of community wealth-building practices fundamental to creating employee-owned businesses

Spokesman-Recorder Publishing Company
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
5/23/2013 – 5/23/2013
Sponsorship of 18th annual high school graduation celebration

Stairstep Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$100,000
03/01/2013 – 12/31/2014
Support for Economic Access/Success, a project to recruit, support and advocate for low-income people of color to work in living-wage construction-industry jobs

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
Porcupine, SD
$150,000
07/01/2013 – 08/01/2015
Support for Wealth Creation Through Brand Development and Employee Ownership, a project designed to create an employee-ownership structure in the Native American natural foods enterprise

$42,800
08/01/2013 – 07/30/2014
Fiscal sponsorship of Native American Natural Foods’ participation in the Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot Project Cohort, a year-long training that provides entrepreneurial coaching to strengthen, support and expand knowledge of community wealth-building practices fundamental to creating employee-owned businesses

$42,800
08/01/2013 – 07/30/2014
Participation in the Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot Project Cohort

Twin Cities RISE!
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
09/29/2013 – 09/29/2013
Sponsorship of 5th annual Music on the Mississippi event

Ujamaa Place
St. Paul, MN
$150,000
07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015
Support for Transforming Lives, a project aimed at overcoming barriers, particularly in the areas of education and workforce development, for economically disadvantaged African-American men

United Tribes Technical College
Bismarck, ND
$250,000
01/01/2014 – 12/13/2015
Support for the project Social Enterprise Development in Native Communities, specifically funding efforts to offer Native American graduates employment and the opportunity to start their own medical coding business

$100,000
04/30/2013 – 03/31/2014
Fiscal sponsorship for Makoce Waste Development Corporation and the Sioux Nation Sustainable Economic Development Roadmap project, to create jobs, fund economic development and buy lands in the Black Hills for the Lakota-Dakota-Nakota people

United Way of Jackson County Inc.
Medford, OR
$3,500
04/21/2013 – 04/24/2013
Support for 2013 Oregon Nonprofit Leaders conference

University of Minnesota Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$1,000
09/05/2013 – 09/30/2013
Support for UMM William R. King scholarship fund

University of Minnesota – Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Minneapolis, MN
$2,500
05/06/2013 – 05/06/2013
Support for 2013 Humphrey public leadership awards

University of Minnesota – Regents
Minneapolis, MN
$25,406
02/15/2013 – 09/30/2013
Support for African-American Leadership Forum case study

Verde
Portland, OR
$200,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015
Support for the project Living Cully: A Cully Ecodistrict, a long-term community-based partnership working to increase environmental investments that restore neighborhoods and create economic opportunities that benefit low-income residents, especially in the Cully neighborhood

Way to Grow
Minneapolis, MN
$1,300
06/14/2013 – 06/16/2013
Sponsorship of the 2013 Shine celebration

$25,000
08/01/2013 – 12/31/2013
General operating support

Yakima Valley Community Foundation
Yakima, WA
$125,000
05/15/2013 – 11/30/2014
Support for the Association of Washington State Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, to provide assistance for the financial health of Latino businesses

Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
02/25/2013 – 04/25/2013
Sponsorship of the 17th annual Circle of Women luncheon

$5,000
10/22/2013 – 10/24/2013
Sponsorship of the 11th annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race event

Grand Total (138 items) $15,778,932

Grants List for Fiscal Year 2013

 

Northwest Area Foundation made 138 grants in Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) worth $15,778,932. The fiscal year runs Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2013.

 

The following list is a description of the new grants paid in FY13 as well as payments made during the fiscal year on previous grant agreements.

African Development Center

Minneapolis, MN

$250,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2014

Core operating support

 

African Immigrant Services Inc.

Brooklyn Park, MN

$3,000

08/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Sponsorship of From Observers to Active Leaders event

 

Afroeco Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

$7,500

07/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Sponsorship on behalf of Project Sweetie Pie for Gardens Without Borders / Classrooms Without Walls

 

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

Minneapolis, MN

$5,000

09/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Sponsorship of Fair Housing & Equity Assessment roundtables and dinners

 

American Indian Institute

Bozeman, MT

$7,700

07/23/2013 – 07/25/2013

Sponsorship of the Weaving Webs of Women’s Wisdom movement

 

AMOS Institute of Public Life

Des Moines, IA

$200,000

04/01/2013 – 03/31/2015

Support for Project IOWA, a workforce development program that helps low-income workers move to living-wage jobs

 

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy

San Francisco, CA

$2,500

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

 

$25,000

11/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Support for the Coalition of Asian-American Leaders

 

Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc.

New York, NY

$5,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

 

$5,000

04/04/13 – 04/07/13

Support for 2013 annual conference and James A. Joseph lecture and awards ceremony

 

$5,000

11/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

General operating sponsorship

 

Boys & Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area Inc. (BGCLLA)

Cass Lake, MN

$80,000

07/01/2013 – 06/30/2014

Support for the BGCLLA Workforce Development program, which develops job training, financial education and employment opportunities for youth in the reservation’s private sector

 

Build Wealth MN Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

$150,000

08/01/2013 – 06/30/2015

Support for the Family Stabilization Plan, a two-year financial education program that teaches household budgeting and savings

 

Center for Community Change

Washington, DC

$125,000

10/01/2013 – 09/30/2014

Support for Reducing Poverty and Building Prosperity, a project that provides community organizing and advocacy training for grassroots organizations in Idaho, Montana and South Dakota

 

Centerstone of Seattle

Seattle, WA

$50,000

08/01/2013 – 10/31/2014

Support for the Prosperity project, which provides financial education and public-advocacy work in collaboration with the Seattle African American Leadership Forum

 

Cheyenne River Youth Project

Eagle Butte, SD

$750,000

04/01/2013 – 09/30/2014

Support for the Wiyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) Garden project, to provide Native American youth with training in food production, small business ownership, and improved nutrition and health

 

Chicanos Latinos Unidos en Servicio (CLUES)

St. Paul, MN

$5,000

12/18/2013 – 12/20/2013

Sponsorship of Al Nino Con Carino event

 

Children’s Defense Fund

St. Paul, MN

$150,000

10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015

Support for the Building Security for Minnesota Children and Families initiative to build partnerships and promote policies that foster economic security

 

Cookie Cart

Minneapolis, MN

$100,000

07/01/2013 – 06/01/2015

Support for youth employment and training

 

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)

Washington, DC   

$150,000

10/01/2013 – 09/30/2014

Support for the Supporting Expansion of Financial Access and Wealth-Building initiatives in Northwest Area Foundation target communities to build assets among African-Americans and increase access to mainstream financial institutions among the unbanked

 

Council on Foundations

Arlington, VA

$34,500

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

 

Craft3 Investment LLC

Ilwaco, WA

$350,000

04/01/2013 – 3/31/2014

General operating support

 

The Democracy Collaborative Foundation Inc.

Cleveland, OH

$300,000

05/01/2013 – 03/31/2014

Support for the Learning/Action Lab Community Wealth Building program, which develops Native employee ownership and social enterprise for community wealth building

 

Demos: A Network for Ideas & Action

New York, NY

$45,000

04/01/2013 – 03/31/2014

Support for Poverty-Reduction Strategies and the Middle Class, a paper that advances a new policy agenda to spur economic opportunities and security for all

 

Economic Policy Institute

Washington, DC

$100,000

02/01/2013 – 01/31/2014

Support for Characterizing High Unemployment Rates Among American Indian Populations and Identifying Prescriptions for Success initiative, a policy project that will call attention to unemployment rates and the need for job-creation opportunities for Native Americans

 

$5,000

10/07/2013 – 10/09/2013

Sponsorship of 2013 EARN conference

 

El Centro de la Raza

Seattle, WA

$100,000

01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015

Support to bolster the volunteer and asset-building programs, which serve low-income Latinos who are working their way out of poverty

 

Farmers’ Legal Action Group Inc.

St. Paul, MN

$100,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Support for From the Margins to the Mainstream: Reducing Poverty, Increasing Assets, and Creating Sustainable Economic Opportunity for Minnesota’s Immigrant Farmers program

 

Financial Innovations Center Inc.

Chicago, IL

$11,750

07/01/2013 – 10/31/2013

Support for Sustainable Financial Services for the UN(der)banked program, providing low-cost, sustainable financial services and products for low-income people who have little to no access to banking services

 

First Nations Development Institute

Longmont, CO

$500,000

07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015

Support for the Informing Strategies for Change: a Survey of Northwest Regional Native American Assets, for creating a comprehensive database detailing assets and programs of 75 Tribal Nations in the Foundation’s region to help shape reports on strategies around renewable energy, food systems, and public policy opportunities for Native Americans

 

$5,000

10/01/2013 – 10/05/2013

Sponsorship of 18th annual L.E.A.D. Institute national conference

 

First Peoples Fund

Rapid City, SD

$1,000,000

10/01/2013 – 09/30/2016

Support for the Native Arts Economy – Building Pilot Project to fund efforts to develop Native American art into a viable business sector capable of lifting communities out of poverty

 

Four Bands Community Fund Inc.

Eagle Butte, SD

$6,000

04/10/2013 – 04/12/2013

Sponsorship of the 2013 South Dakota Indian Business Alliance conference

 

Fresh Air Inc. (KFAI Radio)

Minneapolis, MN

$25,000

04/15/2013 – 12/31/2013

Support for the public policy forum Conversations with Al McFarlane

 

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Inc.

St. Paul, MN

$5,000

04/18/2013 – 04/18/2013

Sponsorship of 2013 Women of Distinction luncheon

 

Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants and Refugees

Sebastopol, CA

$5,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

 

$200,000

12/01/2013 – 10/31/2015

Support for Northwest Area Immigrant Asset-Building initiative, a pilot model to help low-income immigrants gain access to credit, loans and mainstream financial institution services

 

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Washington, DC

$6,100

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington

Portland, OR

$2,594

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

 

Grants Managers Network

Washington, DC

$2,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership  

 

Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

Minneapolis, MN

$139,200

07/01/2013 – 10/31/2014

Support for the Legacy Fund Initiative: Harnessing Oil Wealth to Build a Positive Future for All North Dakota Citizens, which funds convenings on policy recommendations for North Dakota’s oil and gas Legacy Fund, organizes grassroots citizen input, and compiles findings into a white paper for lawmakers

 

Greater Twin Cities United Way

Minneapolis, MN

$100,000

07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015

Operating support for Generation Next, an initiative to close the educational achievement gap among low-income and minority students

 

Habitat for Humanity International Inc.

St. Paul, MN

$3,000

04/19/2013 – 04/21/2013

Sponsorship of the 2013 Hard Hat & Black Tie gala

 

Hacienda Community Development Corporation

Portland, OR

$200,000

07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015

Support for Latino Asset Building and Training, a project aimed at building assets of low-income Latinos through microenterprise, homeownership, personal savings and building credit

 

Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Minneapolis, MN

$500,000

05/01/2013 – 12/31/2014

Support for the African American Leadership Forum regional initiative

 

$500

05/16/2013 – 05/16/2013

Sponsorship of 2013 Allies for Justice dinner

 

Hispanics in Philanthropy

Oakland, CA

$3,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

 

Homes of Oakridge Human Services

Des Moines, IA

$150,000

07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015

Support for Transitions, an intensive job training and placement program focused on overcoming barriers to employment for refugees and other hard-to-place workers

 

Hopa Mountain Foundation

Bozeman, MT

$500,000

07/01/2013 – 06/30/2016

Support for Strengthening the Circle, a program to support Native leaders in their efforts to improve education, ecological health and economic development, and to expand a fellowship program for Native youth within the Native nonprofit sector

 

Independent Sector

Washington, DC

$10,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

 

International Traditional Games Society

East Glacier Park, MT

$5,000

06/26/2013 – 06/28/2013

Sponsorship of first International Native Games conference

 

Iowa Council of Foundations

Des Moines, IA

$1,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

 

Lakota Funds

Kyle, SD

$30,000

04/15/2013 – 04/15/2014

Sponsorship of South Dakota Native Homeowner Coalition

 

$400,000

12/01/2013 – 12/31/2016

Support for The Lakota Fund, focused on culturally and community-appropriate business and lending strategies to build the Pine Ridge Reservation economy

 

Little Earth Residents Association Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

$42,800

08/01/2013 – 07/30/2014

Participation in the Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot Project Cohort, a year-long training that provides entrepreneurial coaching to strengthen, support and expand knowledge of community wealth-building practices fundamental to creating employee-owned businesses

 

$300,000

10/01/2013 – 09/30/2016

Support for Little Earth Community Prosperity program, an effort to build financial prosperity through housing programs, social enterprises, financial education and job-skills building

 

Main Street Project

Minneapolis, MN

$15,000

11/01/2013 – 06/30/2014

Support for Capital Access in Rural Areas Research, to research and develop ways to measure success in improving access to capital for small-scale agriculture businesses in rural areas

 

Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA)

Minneapolis, MN

$10,000

03/01/2013 – 10/30/2013

Support for United Communities Federal Credit Union Feasibility Study (phase II), to support the research on the viability of establishing a federal credit union that would serve low-income people in Minnesota

 

$5,000

06/04/2013 – 06/06/2013

Table sponsorship for MEDA 42nd annual recognition luncheon

 

$3,000

11/01/2013 – 11/24/2013

Sponsorship of 2013 MEDA gala

 

Micro Grants

Minneapolis, MN

$1,000

09/09/2013 – 09/11/2013

Sponsorship of 1st annual Micro Grants Grantee of the Year awards

 

The Minneapolis Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

$500,000

01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015

Support for Promoting Economic Vitality Strategies in Minneapolis, in which funds will be regranted in Minneapolis to provide assistance and training to minority-owned businesses, as well as job training and career preparedness for people of color

 

Minneapolis Urban League

Minneapolis, MN

$100,000

02/01/2013 – 01/31/2014

Support for Building Assets and Workforce in Low-Income and the African-American Community, a program to build financial literacy and improve job skills of low-wage workers of color

 

7,500

06/19/2013 – 06/21/2013

Sponsorship of 2013 Gateway to Opportunity gala

 

Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce

Minneapolis, MN

$100,000

03/01/2013 – 03/01/2015

Support for the Buy Indian Business Network, to develop a “Buy Indian Policy” framework and a comprehensive Minnesota American Indian business directory

 

Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF)

Minneapolis, MN

$3,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Sponsorship of winter 2013 issue of MCF’s Giving Forum

 

$24,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

Minnesota Humanities Center

St. Paul, MN

$5,000

01/21/2013 – 01/21/2013

Support for 2013 MLK holiday celebration

 

A Minnesota Without Poverty

Minneapolis, MN

$5,000

04/15/2013 – 04/16/2013

Sponsorship of the 2013 Building a Movement to End Poverty session

 

150,000

12/15/2013 – 11/30/2015

Support for Connecting to End Poverty, an initiative focused on developing policy priorities that end poverty in Minnesota

Mission Asset Fund

San Francisco, CA

$200,000

11/01/2013 – 10/31/2015

Support the Northwest Expansion of Lending Circles capacity-building project, work to expand a peer-lending program among the unbanked to additional areas within the Foundation’s region

 

Montana Homeownership Network Inc.

Great Falls, MT

$1,200

05/21/2013 – 05/23/2013

Sponsorship of Montana Housing Partnership conference

 

Mountain States Group Inc.

Boise, ID

$180,000

04/01/2013 – 03/31/2015

Support for the Growing Green Businesses program, which helps low-income workers and refugees develop and expand their own enterprises that support the green economy

 

NACDC Financial Services Inc.

Browning, MT

$103,290

01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014

Support for Reduce Poverty and Build Sustainable Prosperity Throughout Montana Tribal Communities, an effort to expand alternative loan funds and credit-building sessions to the Rocky Boys and Flathead Reservations as well as the Little Shell community

 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Baltimore, MD

$75,000

08/01/2013 – 03/31/2014

Support for the Bridging the Racial Wealth Divide: One City at a Time initiative to lay the foundation for asset development among African-Americans in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Des Moines, Iowa; Portland, Oregon; and Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota

 

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Washington, DC

$7,500

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

 

National Congress of American Indians Fund

Washington, DC

$300,000

07/01/2013 – 12/31/2015

Support for Sustainable Prosperity Initiative: Tribal Nations Securing our Futures, a project designed to empower tribal leaders with financial education, access to capital, small-business development and workforce readiness so they can implement strategies that create prosperity in tribal communities throughout the Foundation’s region

 

Native American Community Development Institute

Minneapolis, MN

$42,800

08/01/2013 – 07/30/2014

Participation in the Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot Project Cohort, a year-long training that provides entrepreneurial coaching to strengthen, support and expand knowledge of community wealth-building practices fundamental to creating employee-owned businesses

 

$150,000

08/01/2013 – 9/30/2015

Support for Uplifting Native Community Assets, an initiative to map Native community assets in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, to foster collaboration among Native organizations in order to create financial and wealth-building opportunities

 

Native American Development Corporation (NADC)

Billings, MT

$5,000

08/07/2013 – 08/08/2013

Sponsorship of the 2013 NADC Economic Development & Procurement conference

 

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

Portland, OR

$9,250

08/01/2013 – 08/31/2013

Sponsorship on behalf of the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) travel and participation in the Twin Cities Organizing Communities of Color meeting

 

$10,000

08/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Fiscal sponsorship of CCC for planning and participation in Twin Cities replication efforts

 

$42,800

08/01/2013 – 07/30/2014

Participation in the Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot Project Cohort, a year-long training that provides entrepreneurial coaching to strengthen, support and expand knowledge of community wealth-building practices fundamental to creating employee-owned businesses

 

$10,000

10/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Matching grant for new donors at the 2013 Paddle Raise

 

$3,500

11/01/2013 – 11/17/2013

Sponsorship of the 10th annual NAYA Auction & Gala

 

Native Americans in Philanthropy

Minneapolis, MN

$4,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

 

$500,000

10/01/2013 – 09/30/2016

Support for Moving From Vision to Action initiative to create a strong regional network of national organizations capable of increasing economic opportunities

 

Navigate

St. Paul, MN

$15,000

08/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

General operating support

 

Neighborhood Development Center Inc.

St. Paul, MN

$1,500

04/20/2013 – 04/20/2013

Sponsorship of 2013 Entrepreneur Awards

 

$300,000

10/01/2013 – 09/30/2016

Support for Equity Through Expanded and More Effective Entrepreneurship, Business Intelligence, Partnerships and Solutions, an effort to offer low-income Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, neighborhoods microenterprise training, business assistance and access to capital

 

Neighborhood Funders Group

Washington, DC

$1,600

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

 

Nexus Community Partners

St Paul, MN

$500,000

04/01/2013 – 03/31/2015

Support for a program to strengthen the economic vitality of St. Paul’s East side

 

$75,000

09/15/2013 – 09/15/2014

Support for Adapting Urban Habitat’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute in the Twin Cities region, an effort to train and place candidates on board and commissions of public entities to represent communities of color and marginalized groups

 

Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)

Minneapolis, MN 

$150,000

09/25/2013 – 09/30/2015

Support for NEON Core Strategies, whose goal is to expand economic opportunities through small-business development in North Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

NWAF Employee Discretionary Grant Program

Various locations

$12,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

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

 

NWAF Employee Matching Gift Program

St. Paul, MN

$20,000

01/0/1/2013 – 12/31/2013

Match of employee donations to various 501(c)(3) organizations

 

OneAmerica

Seattle, WA

$200,000

04/01/2013 – 03/31/2015

Support for Washington New Americans Financial Literacy project

 

Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin

Oneida, WI

$5,000

04/15/2013 – 04/18/2013

Sponsorship of the Food Sovereignty Summit

 

Open Arms of Minnesota Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

$250

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Contribution for NWAF volunteer matching program

 

Oregon Business Council Charitable Institute

Portland, OR

$500,000

07/01/2013 – 06/30/2016

Support for Oregon Prosperity Initiative Pilot Projects and Communications, to support pilot projects designed to improve job prospects for low-wage workers and to focus on outreach and education on the costs of poverty and prosperity across Oregon

 

Oregon Native American Business and Entrepreneurial Network

Portland, OR

$5,000

04/14/2013 – 04/19/2013

Sponsorship of Trading at the River conference and tradeshow

 

$308,612

10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015

Support for Innovation in Entrepreneurship: Growing Stronger Organizations to Build Stronger Economies, a program aimed at developing a regional network offering business training, support and assistance to Native-owned enterprises

 

Organizing Apprenticeship Project

Minneapolis, MN

$30,000

03/15/2013 – 06/30/2013

Support for 2013 Racial Equity Agenda: Minnesota Voices Building a Path to Justice, a project to increase the power of communities of color in creating fair and equitable policies that create economic opportunity

 

Peta Wakan Tipi

Hugo, MN

$40,000

10/01/2013 – 09/30/2014

Support for the Dream of Wild Health Indigenous Food Network program focused on job training and opportunities in food preparation and agriculture for Native adults and older teens

 

Philanthropy Northwest

Seattle, WA

$23,380

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Annual Membership

 

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives

Portland, OR

$3,000

03/06/2013 – 03/25/2013

Sponsorship for Dancing with the Stars Portland gala

 

Portland Development Commission/Economic Opportunity Initiative

Portland, OR

$380,000

07/01/2013 – 06/30/2016

District seed capital for the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) and support for the expansion of the Economic Opportunity Initiative (EOI)

 

Potlatch Fund

Seattle, WA

$5,000

11/02/2013 – 11/03/2013

Sponsorship of the Potlatch Fund gala

 

Prepare + Prosper (formerly AccountAbility Minnesota)

St. Paul, MN

$10,000

07/01/2013 – 10/31/2013

Support for Sustainable Financial Services for the UN(der)banked program, providing low-cost, sustainable financial services and products for low-income people who have little to no access to banking services

 

Region Five Development Commission

Staples, MN

$75,000

04/01/2013 – 03/31/2014

Support for Building the Local Value-Added Food System in Central Minnesota initiative to build a regional food hub for locally grown produce and to pilot the use of solar thermal energy to extend the growing season

 

Rural Development Initiatives

Eugene, OR

$10,000

06/21/2013 – 06/22/2013

Sponsorship of 2013 Regards to Rural conference

 

Rural Dynamics Inc.

Great Falls, MT

$28,000

04/01/2013 – 08/31/2013

Support for the Indian Business Alliance convening

 

The Saint Paul Foundation

St. Paul, MN

$500,000

01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015

Support of Regranting Support for Economic Opportunity Strategies, to help create high-quality jobs and job training that will help low-income individuals, particularly people of color, build assets and wealth

 

Saint Paul NAACP Roy Wilkins Memorial Branch

St. Paul, MN

$7,500

09/19/2013 – 09/21/2013

Sponsorship St. Paul NAACP’s 100th anniversary

 

The Seattle Foundation

Seattle, WA

$500,000

07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015
Support for Partnering with the Seattle Foundation, an initiative to increase economic opportunities in low-income neighborhoods and to support and invest in the Funders Partnership for Sustainable Communities

 

Self Enhancement Inc.

Portland, OR

$50,000

01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

Support for Career Exploration and Job Readiness Training, to provide career assessment, skill building and job training workshops for 8 to 22-year-old youth of color

 

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Inc.

Arcata, CA

$1,500,000

04/01/2013 – 3/31/2016

Support for the Reservation-Based Nonprofit Capacity-Building Grant pilot, to provide small grants, project training, advocacy and peer-centered learning designed to strengthen 10 Native American nonprofits in Idaho, Montana and the Dakotas

 

Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation

Sioux Falls, SD

$90,000

01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014

Support for state fiscal analysis initiative

 

Spokane Tribal Network

Wellpinit, WA

$42,800

08/01/2013 – 07/30/2014

Participation in the Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot Project Cohort, a year-long training that provides entrepreneurial coaching to strengthen, support and expand knowledge of community wealth-building practices fundamental to creating employee-owned businesses

 

Spokesman-Recorder Publishing Company

Minneapolis, MN

$5,000

5/23/2013 – 5/23/2013

Sponsorship of 18th annual high school graduation celebration

 

Stairstep Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

$100,000

03/01/2013 – 12/31/2014

Support for Economic Access/Success, a project to recruit, support and advocate for low-income people of color to work in living-wage construction-industry jobs

 

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation

Porcupine, SD

$150,000

07/01/2013 – 08/01/2015

Support for Wealth Creation Through Brand Development and Employee Ownership, a project designed to create an employee-ownership structure in the Native American natural foods enterprise

 

$42,800

08/01/2013 – 07/30/2014

Fiscal sponsorship of Native American Natural Foods’ participation in the Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot Project Cohort, a year-long training that provides entrepreneurial coaching to strengthen, support and expand knowledge of community wealth-building practices fundamental to creating employee-owned businesses

 

$42,800

08/01/2013 – 07/30/2014

Participation in the Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot Project Cohort

 

Twin Cities RISE!

Minneapolis, MN

$5,000

09/29/2013 – 09/29/2013

Sponsorship of 5th annual Music on the Mississippi event

 

Ujamaa Place

St. Paul, MN

$150,000

07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015

Support for Transforming Lives, a project aimed at overcoming barriers, particularly in the areas of education and workforce development, for economically disadvantaged African-American men

 

United Tribes Technical College

Bismarck, ND

$250,000

01/01/2014 – 12/13/2015

Support for the project Social Enterprise Development in Native Communities, specifically funding efforts to offer Native American graduates employment and the opportunity to start their own medical coding business

 

$100,000

04/30/2013 – 03/31/2014

Fiscal sponsorship for Makoce Waste Development Corporation and the Sioux Nation Sustainable Economic Development Roadmap project, to create jobs, fund economic development and buy lands in the Black Hills for the Lakota-Dakota-Nakota people

 

United Way of Jackson County Inc.

Medford, OR

$3,500

04/21/2013 – 04/24/2013

Support for 2013 Oregon Nonprofit Leaders conference

 

University of Minnesota Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

$1,000

09/05/2013 – 09/30/2013

Support for UMM William R. King scholarship fund

 

University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Minneapolis, MN

$2,500

05/06/2013 – 05/06/2013

Support for 2013 Humphrey public leadership awards

 

University of Minnesota Regents

Minneapolis, MN

$25,406

02/15/2013 – 09/30/2013

Support for African-American Leadership Forum case study

 

Verde

Portland, OR

$200,000

01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015

Support for the project Living Cully: A Cully Ecodistrict, a long-term community-based partnership working to increase environmental investments that restore neighborhoods and create economic opportunities that benefit low-income residents, especially in the Cully neighborhood

 

Way to Grow

Minneapolis, MN

$1,300

06/14/2013 – 06/16/2013

Sponsorship of the 2013 Shine celebration

 

$25,000

08/01/2013 – 12/31/2013

General operating support

 

Yakima Valley Community Foundation

Yakima, WA

$125,000

05/15/2013 – 11/30/2014

Support for the Association of Washington State Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, to provide assistance for the financial health of Latino businesses

 

Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Minneapolis  

Minneapolis, MN

$5,000

02/25/2013 – 04/25/2013

Sponsorship of the 17th annual Circle of Women luncheon

 

$5,000

10/22/2013 – 10/24/2013

Sponsorship of the 11th annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race event

 

Grand Total (138 items)                                      $15,778,932