Through our Tribal Ventures program, we awarded 10-year grants to support long-term strategic initiatives with three Native American tribes seeking deep and lasting change. Here are some of the impacts from the grants’ early years:
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
is located in Belcourt, N.D., near the Canadian border. The Foundation committed up to $10 million dollars to support the Pathways to Prosperity initiative to help reduce the reservation’s high poverty rate.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
spans 2.8 million acres and contains 18 communities in central South Dakota. The Foundation committed up to $9.5 million to support a 10-year strategic plan to reduce poverty.
is located across the bay from Bellingham, Wash., near the Canadian border. The Foundation committed up to $6 million to the Lummi Ventures Community Partnership to reduce poverty rates on the Lummi Native reservation.