Advancing economic, social and cultural prosperity

The wealth of our region is rooted in Native lands and communities—and we’re committed to both acknowledging and honoring that history. That’s why we’re devoting 40% of new grant dollars to Native-led organizations working to advance economic, social and cultural prosperity in the urban, suburban and reservation communities that anchor our region.

Investments in Indian Country

We support multiple pathways to prosperity. We’ve collaborated with local leaders to establish long-term strategic partnerships, strengthen local nonprofits, fuel social entrepreneurship through Native CDFIs and seed tribal college initiatives.

Native Leadership Development

We supported the Native Youth Leadership Alliance (NYLA) to build a movement of young Native leaders committed to strengthening their communities. The NYLA Fellowship trains aspiring youth leaders to tackle issues facing their communities today and tomorrow.

Insights into Granting in Native Communities

Our experience granting to Native-led organizations has yielded these key insights for leaders seeking to invest in their work.

Tribal Ventures

Through our Tribal Ventures program, we’ve collaborated with the Lummi Nation, Cheynenne River Sioux and Turtle Mountain tribes over the course of ten years to develop homegrown programs, policies and infrastructure to advance economic, social and cultural prosperity. We’ve documented work from some of the early years of this commitment.