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Grantees & Grantmaking
January 31, 2023

Native Leaders from the Mountain | Plains Regional Native CDFI Coalition Reimagine Local and Regional Economies from the Ground Up. Here’s Why That’s Exciting.

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River

JEDI, Strategic Approach
January 18, 2023

How Philanthropy Plays a Role in Economic Systems that Harm People of Color, and What It Can Do to Help Heal and Repair

By Jen Racho, John Fetzer, Nikki Foster READ ARTICLE
Person writing

Grantees & Grantmaking
December 13, 2022

A Groundswell of Community-Led Work Is Revitalizing Indian Country

By Katti Gray READ ARTICLE
People on farm

Grantees & Grantmaking
November 16, 2022

Q3 Grants Go to Sharing Our Roots and Others that Expand Our Notions of Justice

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People writing

JEDI, Strategic Approach
November 10, 2022

We Need Economic Models that Serve Communities of Color Better

By John Fetzer, Nikki Foster, Jen Racho READ ARTICLE
Restaurant workers

Grantees & Grantmaking
November 2, 2022

CDFIs Were Created to Remove Barriers for Populations Denied Prosperity. Here’s How Funders Can Be Supportive.

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Person standing

Strategic Approach
September 21, 2022

VIDEO: How a Partnership with Juxtaposition Arts Helped Us Live into Our New Values

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Children painting

Strategic Approach
September 14, 2022

Program Director Karla Miller: Listening, Learning, and Re(de)fining Grantee-Grantor Alliances to Build Out Our New Funding Approach

By Karla Miller READ ARTICLE
The Directors Club, Des Moines, IA

Grantees & Grantmaking
August 16, 2022

Q2 Grants: How Grants for Northwest Native Lending Network and One Economy Inform Our New Grantmaking Approach

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Path through the forest

JEDI
July 14, 2022

We Made an Explicit Commitment to DEI in 2017. Here’s the Progress We’ve Made Five Years Later, with Applicable Insights.

By Margie Jo Eun Joo Andreason READ ARTICLE
Two Native women on the prairie

Grantees & Grantmaking, Strategic Approach
June 9, 2022

What I’ve Learned from Native American Colleagues During a Decade of Engagement: CEO Kevin Walker

By Kevin Walker READ ARTICLE
Global to Local grant recipients

Grantees & Grantmaking
May 17, 2022

Q1 Grantees: Global to Local and Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance Show the Connection Between Our Prior and New Grantmaking Approach

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