GRANT LIST

2014

 

Northwest Area Foundation made 151 grants in Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) worth $15,638,860. The fiscal year runs Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014.The following list is a description of the new grants paid in FY14 as well as payments made during the fiscal year on previous grant agreements.

African Development Center (ADC)
Minneapolis, MN
$2,500
05/30/2014 – 05/30/2014
Sponsorship of 2014 ADC gala

African Immigrant Services Inc. (AIS)
Brooklyn Park, MN
$1,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Sponsorship of AIS media launch

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
San Francisco, CA
$2,500
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership
$50,000
06/01/2014 – 05/31/2015
Support for Coalition of Asian-American Leaders

Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA)
St. Paul, MN
$75,000
10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015
Support for AEDA expansion and capacity building

Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc.
New York, NY
$5,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership

Better Futures Enterprises (formerly The NetWork for Better Futures)
Minneapolis, MN
$225,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2016
Support for Building a Social Enterprise to Create Good Jobs initiative

Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Loan Fund
Minneapolis, MN
$100,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for loan portfolio development and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certification

Black Hills Community Loan Fund Inc.
Rapid City, SD
$75,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for Credit-Builder program and homebuyer education

Brotherhood Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$40,000
03/01/2014 – 02/28/2015
Support for Brotherhood Brew Community Coffee Café

Build Wealth MN Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
03/01/2014 – 09/01/2014
Support for Housing Opportunities Made Equitable Collaborative (HOMECO) planning grant

Carrie’s Kids
Bismarck, ND
$6,000
09/30/2014 – 12/31/2014
NWAF employee discretionary grant for Team Christianne

The Caux Round Table Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$350
04/10/2014 – 04/10/2014
Table sponsorship for speaking event of New York Times reporter Hedrick Smith

Center for Ethical Leadership
Seattle, WA
$100,000
05/16/2014 – 05/15/2015
Support for Local and Regional Government Alliance on Race and Equity initiative

Center for Financial Services Innovation
Chicago, IL
$129,150
10/01/2014 – 05/31/2015
Support for Financial Access and Inclusion Roadmap (FAIR) product development

Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation
Pendleton, OR
$100,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for Strengthening the Impact & Sustainability of Native CDFIs initiative

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)
Washington, DC
$500,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015
Support for Expanding Capacity to Build Financial Capability and Wealth in the Northwest program
$1,200,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2017
Support for Financial Capability Policy initiative
$250,000
10/01/2014 – 12/31/2016
Support for African-American Financial Capability initiative

Council on Foundations
Arlington, VA
$35,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership

Craft3 Investment LLC
Ilwaco, WA
$1,000,000
06/01/2014 – 05/31/2017
Support for CDFI 2.0: A Financial Infrastructure for Regional Resilience project

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Minneapolis, MN
$2,000
08/19/2014 – 12/31/2014
NWAF employee discretionary grant for 2014

The Democracy Collaborative Foundation Inc.
Cleveland, OH
$275,000
06/01/2014 – 05/31/2015
Support for year two of the Learning/Action Lab Community Wealth Building program, part of the Native Employee-Owned Enterprise pilot project

Farmers’ Legal Action Group Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$200,000
03/01/2014 – 02/28/2016
Support for Reducing Poverty for Low-Income Immigrant or Refugee Farmers Through Training, Assistance and Capacity Building initiative

First Peoples Fund
Rapid City, SD
$2,500
10/18/2014 – 10/18/2014
Sponsorship of 2014 Jennifer Easton Community Spirit awards

Four Bands Community Fund Inc.
Eagle Butte, SD
$90,000
01/01/2014 – 06/30/2014
Support for Native CDFI Network Planning grant
$150,000
03/01/2014 – 02/29/2016
Fiscal sponsorship for South Dakota Indian Business Alliance
$75,000
09/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Fiscal sponsorship for Native CDFI Network for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative
$250,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for Increasing Community Impact and Strengthening Sustainability Through Enterprise Incubation initiative
$350,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for Native CDFI Network

Friends Forever Mentoring
Polson, MT
$3,000
08/25/2014 – 12/31/2014
NWAF employee discretionary grant for 2014

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$5,000
04/16/2014– 04/16/2014
Sponsorship of 2014 Women of Distinction luncheon

Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants and Refugees
Sebastopol, CA
$5,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Washington, DC
$6,100
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership

Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington
Portland, OR
$3,156
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership

Grants Managers Network
Washington, DC
$2,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
04/30/2014 – 05/01/2014
Sponsorship of general operating support for The Multiplying Effect: A Campaign to Reach More Families

Habitat for Humanity International Inc.
Americus, GA
$5,000
04/11/2014 – 04/12/2014
Sponsorship of 2014 Hard Hat & Black Tie gala

Hispanics in Philanthropy
Oakland, CA
$3,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership

Hunkpati Investments Inc.
Fort Thompson, SD
$75,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2015
Support for Native CDFI: Capacity Building for the Deployment of Capital program

Independent Sector
Washington, DC
$10,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership

Iowa Council of Foundations
Des Moines, IA
$1,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership

Jeremiah Program
Minneapolis, MN
$2,000
08/28/2014 – 08/27/2015
NWAF employee discretionary grant for 2014

The Jesse Tree of Idaho
Boise, ID
$3,000
08/25/2014 – 12/31/2015
NWAF employee discretionary grant for 2014

Ka Joog
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
02/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Fiscal sponsorship for Somali Justice Advocacy Center and sponsorship of Financial Training Programs for Low-Income Families seminar

Lakota Funds
Kyle, SD
$150,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2016
Sponsorship of South Dakota Native Homeowner Coalition

Little Earth Residents Association Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$1,500
05/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Sponsorship of Little Earth Red Bears basketball program
$100,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for participation in year two of Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot project

Lummi Nation Service Organization
Bellingham, WA
$100,000
10/01/2014 – 12/31/2015
Support for Lummi Ventures Transition project

Main Street Project
Minneapolis, MN
$500,000
04/01/2014 – 03/31/2016
Support for From the Ground Up: Developing a New Sustainable Food Economy in Minnesota Based on Equity, Inclusion, and Regional Wealth Creation project

Makoce Waste Development Corporation
Rapid City, SD
$75,000
10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015
Support for implementation of a project from the Roadmap for Sustainable Economic Development in the Black Hills

Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial
Pine Ridge, SD
$200,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for Expanding Access to Credit and Sustainability initiative

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
04/01/2014 – 03/31/2016
Support for Open to Business program

Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA)
Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015
Support for Job Creation Through Minority Business Enterprises initiative
$1,500
06/04/2014 – 06/04/2014
Sponsorship of MEDA annual recognition luncheon

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
09/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Fiscal sponsorship for Minnesota Asset Building Coalition for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative

Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC)
Minneapolis, MN
$40,000
04/01/2014 – 03/31/2015
Support for MAIC café and culinary arts training program

The Minneapolis Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
01/01/2014 – 11/30/2015
Support for Development of Latino Leaders Network project

Minneapolis Urban League
Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
04/01/2014 – 03/31/2016
Support for Building Assets and Workforce in Low-Income and the African-American Community program
$10,000
06/15/2014 – 06/15/2014
Sponsorship of 2014 Gateway to Opportunity gala

Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce (MAICC)
St. Paul, MN
$2,500
12/05/2014 – 12/05/2014
Support for MAICC annual awards banquet

Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce
St. Paul, MN
$100,000
03/01/2014 – 2/29/2016
Support for High Growth Business Development project

Minnesota Council of Churches
Minneapolis, MN
$100,000
01/02/2014 – 12/31/2014
Support for Payday Lending Reform program

Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF)
Minneapolis, MN
$20,400
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership
$5,000
04/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Sponsorship of MCF’s Giving Forum quarterly newsletter

Minnesota Department of Human Rights
St. Paul, MN
$7,500
01/20/2014 – 01/21/2014
Sponsorship of 2014 Martin Luther King holiday celebration

Minnesota Housing Partnership
St. Paul, MN
$5,000
01/15/2014 – 04/01/2014
Sponsorship of Explore Fiscal Disparities for Housing in the Twin Cities research

MinnPost
Minneapolis, MN
$100,000
01/02/2014 – 12/15/2014
Support for Minimum Wage: Policy, Politics and People program

Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa
Des Moines, IA
$3,000
08/26/2014 – 12/31/2014
NWAF employee discretionary grant for 2014

Montana Budget and Policy Center
Helena, MT
$140,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Support for State Fiscal Analysis initiative

Mountain States Group Inc.
Boise, ID
$140,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for State Fiscal Analysis initiative

NACDC Financial Services Inc.
Browning, MT
$3,000
09/30/2014 – 12/31/2015
NWAF employee discretionary grant for Team Nikki
$200,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for Native CDFIs

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Baltimore, MD
$250,000
10/01/2014 – 12/31/2016
Support for African-American Financial Capability initiative
$3,100
10/24/2014 – 10/24/2014
Sponsorship of Boise, Idaho’s Treasure Valley NAACP annual Freedom Fund banquet

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Washington, DC
$7,500
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership

Native American Development Corporation (NADC)
Billings, MT
$5,000
08/05/2014 – 08/07/2014
Sponsorship of 2014 NADC Economic Development & Procurement conference
$250,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for Native CDFI: New Capital Products pilot project

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Portland, OR
$100,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for participation in year two of Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot project
$5,000
10/01/2014 – 11/30/2014
Sponsorship of NAYA gala
$10,000
10/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Matching challenge grant for 2014 NAYA gala
$100,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for NAYA’s CDFI Sustainability and Impact Enhancement initiative

Native Americans in Philanthropy
Minneapolis, MN
$4,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership

 
$100,000
04/01/2014 – 03/31/2016
Fiscal sponsorship for Minnesota Indian Business Alliance

Native Youth Leadership Alliance
Pine Ridge, SD
$150,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for Building Capacity of Young Native Leaders for Thriving and Inclusive Communities initiative

Neighborhood Development Center Inc.
St. Paul, MN
$1,500
05/15/2014 – 05/15/2014
Sponsorship of 2014 Entrepreneur Awards
$20,000
10/15/2014 – 12/31/2014
Sponsorship of Mercado Central

Neighborhood Funders Group
Washington, DC
$2,500
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership

Neighborhood Partnerships Inc.
Portland, OR
$75,000
09/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative

New Venture Fund
Washington, DC
$3,200
04/09/2014 – 04/10/2014
Fiscal sponsorship for Fresh Taste and sponsorship of Reaching Resilience: Food and Farming in the Upper Midwest event

Nez Perce Tribe
Lapwai, ID
$100,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for Nez Perce Tribe CDFI capacity building

North Dakota Community Foundation
Bismarck, ND
$100,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2016
Fiscal sponsorship for North Dakota Indian Business Alliance

Northwest Health Foundation Fund II
Portland, OR
$250,000
10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017
Support for partnership exploration

Northwest Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center
Bemidji, MN
$75,000
09/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative
$150,000
01/01/2015 – 06/30/2016
Support for Mino Mashkiki: A Tribal Health Care Social Enterprise initiative

Northwest Native Development Fund
Nespelem, WA
$250,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for The Pathway to Native CDFI Collaboration, Growth and Stability initiative

NWAF Employee Matching Gift Program
St. Paul, MN
$20,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Match of employee donations to various 501(c)(3) organizations

Open Arms of Minnesota Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$250
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Contribution for NWAF employee volunteer matching grant
$100
01/08/2015 – 01/31/2015
Contribution for employee recognition program matching grant

Open Arms Perinatal Services
Seattle, WA
$2,500
03/20/2014 – 03/20/2014
Sponsorship of annual luncheon

Opportunity Link Inc.
Havre, MT
$334,074
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015
Support for Building Sustainable Prosperity: Advancing Employment and Housing Through Regional Asset-Based Economic Development initiative

Oregon Native American Business and Entrepreneurial Network
Portland, OR
$10,000
05/27/2014 – 05/29/2014
Sponsorship of Trading at the River conference and tradeshow
$75,000
09/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative

Organizing Apprenticeship Project (OAP)
Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for OAP’s transition strategy

Oyate Community Development Corporation
Fort Yates, ND
$75,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for Oyate Community Financial Services Enhancement initiative

Partners for Prosperity New Beginnings for Eastern Idaho Inc.
Blackfoot, ID
$75,000
09/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative

People’s Partners for Community Development
Lame Deer, MT
$100,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for Native CDFI development

Philanthropy New York
New York, NY
$5,000
01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015
Annual Membership (Asset Funders Network Institutional)

Philanthropy Northwest
Seattle, WA
$26,030
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Annual Membership
$10,000
04/30/2014 – 05/02/2014
Sponsorship of The River Gathering: A Confluence of People, Places and Spirit conference
$10,000
05/13/2014 – 05/15/2014
Sponsorship of Mission Investor Exchange national conference

Piegan Institute
Browning, MT
$50,000
10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015
Sponsorship of Sootsimann (Parfleche) project and support for general operating costs

Pillsbury United Communities
Minneapolis, MN
$1,500
06/10/2014 – 06/12/2014
Fiscal sponsorship for Positive Image for annual Father’s Day celebration

PolicyLink
Oakland, CA
$100,000
05/01/2014 – 04/30/2015
Support for Asset Building and Capacity Building for Leaders of Color initiative

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives
Portland, OR
$3,000
03/14/2014 – 03/16/2014
Sponsorship of Dancing with the Stars Portland gala

Potlatch Fund
Seattle, WA
$5,000
11/01/2014 – 11/01/2014
Sponsorship of Potlatch Fund gala

Pratt Parent-Teacher Organization
Minneapolis, MN
$200
11/20/2014 – 11/20/2014
Contribution for employee recognition program matching grant

Prepare + Prosper (formerly AccountAbility Minnesota)
St. Paul, MN
$196,000
03/01/2014 – 02/28/2015
Support for Financial Access and Inclusion Roadmap (FAIR) initiative
$250,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2016
Support for Increasing the Financial Capability of Minnesotans Through Free Tax Preparation and Financial Services project

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
San Francisco, CA
$500,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015
Support for Oceti Sakowin Power project

Rosebud Sioux Tribe – Sicangu Oyate
Rosebud, SD
$100,000
11/01/2014 – 13/31/2016
Support for establishing a REDCO-sponsored CDFI for the Sicangu Oyate (Rosebud Sioux Tribe)

Rural Development Initiatives
Eugene, OR
$245,000
03/01/2014 – 12/31/2016
Support for WealthWorks Northwest pilot

Rural Dynamics Inc.
Great Falls, MT
$105,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2016
Fiscal sponsorship for Montana Indian Business Alliance

Saint John’s University
Collegeville, MN
$250
03/07/2014 – 03/07/2014
Contribution to Fr. Kevin McDonough scholarship fund

Self Enhancement Inc.
Portland, OR
$3,500
02/22/2014 – 02/22/2014
Sponsorship of Soul of the City event
$100,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for Pathways to Prosperity initiative

Solid Ground Washington
Seattle, WA
$100,000
09/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for Financial Inclusion Policy Action initiative

South Dakota Budget & Policy Project Inc.
Sioux Falls, SD
$20,000
09/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Support for matching grant

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Owatonna, MN
$5,000
05/15/2014 – 05/16/2014
Support for FEAST Financing Local Foods business conference

Spokesman-Recorder
Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
03/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Support for general operating costs

Springboard for the Arts
St. Paul, MN
$2,000
09/30/2014 – 12/31/2015
NWAF employee discretionary grant for Team Amy

Spokane Tribal of Indians / Spokane Tribal Enterprises
Wellpinit, WA
$150,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for Trading Post revitalization

Summit Academy OIC
Minneapolis, MN
$500,000
02/01/2014 – 02/28/2015
Support for adult education programs’ expansion and Northside Community Response Team’s poverty-reduction pilot program

Taala Fund
Taholah, WA
$250,000
11/01/2014 – 10/31/2016
Support for Taala Fund target market expansion and evaluation project

TakeAction Minnesota Education Fund
St. Paul, MN
$250,000
01/01/2014 – 12/31/2015
Support for Good Jobs 2014 initiative

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
Porcupine, SD
$50,000
04/01/2014 – 03/31/2016
Support for Good Jobs Through Sustainable Homeownership initiative
$100,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Fiscal sponsorship for Native American Natural Foods’ participation in Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot project
$115,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for participation in Native Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot project – through Native worker-owned construction company

Tiwahe Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
$2,500
11/13/2014 – 11/13/2014
Sponsorship of annual Seventh Generation event

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
St. Paul, MN
$5,000
07/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
Sponsorship contribution on behalf of Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie for use of office space for May Board retreat

United Way of Jackson County Inc.
Medford, OR
$5,000
04/17/2014 – 04/19/2014
Sponsorship of 2014 Oregon Nonprofit Leaders conference

University of California at Berkeley Regents
Berkeley, CA
$100,000
05/01/2014 – 11/30/2015
Support for Rebuilding the Economic Health of the African-American Community: A Structural Assessment and Recommendations project

University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Minneapolis, MN
$1,500
06/25/2014 – 06/25/2014
Sponsorship of 2014 Humphrey public leadership awards

University of Montana Foundation
Missoula, MT
$100,000
08/01/2014 – 07/31/2016
Support for Eloise Cobell Land and Culture Institute

Urban League of Portland (ULP)
Portland, OR
$50,000
07/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for State of Black Oregon report and efforts to increase ULP’s capacity to improve financial capabilities through education, outreach and direct services

Wounded Knee Community Development Corporation
Manderson, SD
$50,000
09/01/2014 – 08/31/2016
Support for Sioux-Preme Wood Products (SPWP) training

YouthBuild USA Inc.
Somerville, MA
$400,000
11/01/2014 – 12/31/2016
Support for Building Rural and Native Career Pathways initiative

Youthprise
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
10/17/2014 – 10/17/2014
Sponsorship of 2014 Youthprise Summit

Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Minneapolis  
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000
04/24/2014 – 04/24/2014
Sponsorship of annual Circle of Women luncheon
$5,000
11/03/2014 – 11/07/2014
Sponsorship of annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race event

Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of St. Paul
St. Paul, MN
$250,000
01/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Support for Focus Forward: Employment and Economic Development project

Grand Total (151 items)                                       $15,638,860