THIRD QUARTER GRANTS

2014

 

Third Quarter Grants 2014

The Northwest Area Foundation approved 28 grants worth $1,378,000 in the third quarter of 2014. The grants further the Foundation’s strategies of increasing good jobs and improving financial capability of low-income people to enable them to move from poverty to prosperity. The following is a list of the grant awards:

Grants to Build Assets & Wealth

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) of Washington, D.C., serves as the fiscal sponsor for a three-year, $1.2 million grant. During the first year of the grant, Solid Ground Washington of Seattle received $100,000. Four Bands Community Fund Inc. of Eagle Butte, South Dakota; Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance Inc. of Minneapolis; Neighborhood Partnerships Inc. of Portland, Oregon; Northwest Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center of Bemidji, Minnesota, Oregon Native American Business and Entrepreneurial Network of Portland; and Partners for Prosperity New Beginnings for Eastern Idaho Inc. of Blackfoot, Idaho, each received $75,000. The overall grant supports a multiyear peer-learning cohort focused on planning and carrying out strategic policy campaigns. This year’s grant supports the first phase of the Financial Inclusion Policy Action Initiative. During this time, the groups will assess the external policy environment, identify allies and threats, and develop an adaptive plan of action for the following two years. They also will build their policy advocacy capacity through intensive peer learning and on-demand technical assistance and coaching.
Grant term: Sept. 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Little Earth Residents Association Inc. of Minneapolis; Native American Youth and Family Center of Portland, Oregon; Spokane Tribe of Indians/Spokane Tribal Enterprises of Wellpinit, Washington; andThunder Valley Community Development Corporation of Porcupine, South Dakota, each received $100,000 for the second year of the Native American Employee-owned Enterprise Development Pilot to enable them to continue developing their capacity to implement community wealth-building approaches, namely developing employee ownership and social enterprises.
Grant term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Self Enhancement Inc. of Portland, Oregon, received $100,000 to launch the Pathways to Prosperity Initiative (PPI), which will provide African-American families in Multnomah County, Oregon, with the knowledge, skills and support needed to leverage economic opportunity and improve financial capability.
Grant term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition of Kyle, South Dakota, will receive $150,000 over two years through its fiscal sponsor, Lakota Funds of Kyle, to support a statewide coalition focused on Native American homeownership in South Dakota.
Grant term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016

 
Grants to Support Leadership & Capacity Building

Asian American-Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy of San Francisco received $50,000 to support the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL). CAAL aims to bring together Asian American ethnic and sector leaders to build unity and collective problem solving that addresses racial disparities in Minnesota’s Twin Cities.
Grant term: June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015

General Grants

Friends Forever Mentoring of Polson, Montana, received $3,000 as a
Grant term: Aug. 25 – Dec. 31, 2014

Jeremiah Program of Minneapolis received $2,000 from the NWAF employee discretionary grant program.
Grant term: Aug. 28, 2014 – Aug. 27, 2015

The Jesse Tree of Idaho of Boise, Idaho, received $3,000 from the NWAF employee discretionary grant program.
Grant term: Aug. 25, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2015

Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa of Des Moines, Iowa, received $3,000 from the NWAF employee discretionary grant program.
Grant term: Aug. 26 – Dec. 31, 2014

Organizing Apprenticeship Project (OAP) of Minneapolis received $25,000 to support their racial equity while they transition to a new leadership structure.
Grant term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Urban League of Portland (ULP) of Portland, Oregon, received $50,000 to produce the State of Black Oregon Report – a research-based report that illustrates the social and economic realities of Black Oregonians and provides key recommendations for policy and practice change, and to increase ULP’s organizational capacity to improve the financial capability of African-American individuals within its service area.
Grant term: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops of Minneapolis received $2,000 from the NWAF employee discretionary grant program.
Grant term: Aug. 19 – Dec. 31, 2014

Sponsorships

Habitat for Humanity International Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota, received $5,000 as a sponsorship contribution on behalf of Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie for use of office space for the May board retreat.
Grant term: July 1 – Dec. 31, 2014

Native American Development Corporation of Billings, Montana,received $5,000 for sponsorship of their 2014 Economic Development and Procurement conference.
Grant term: Aug. 5 – 7, 2014

Native American Youth and Family Center of Portland, Oregon, received $5,000 for sponsorship of their 2014 gala.
Grant term: Oct. 1 – Nov. 30, 2014

Native American Youth and Family Center of Portland, Oregon, received $10,000 for their 2014 gala matching challenge grant.
Grant term: Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014

Potlatch Fund of Seattle received $5,000 for sponsorship of their 2014 fundraising gala.
Grant term: Nov. 1, 2014

Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Minneapolis of Minneapolis received $5,000 for sponsorship of their 2014 It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race event
Grant term: Nov. 3 – Nov. 7, 2014

Youthprise of Minneapolis received $5,000 for sponsorship of their 2014 summit.
Grant term: Oct. 17, 2014