Grant Listings

During the second quarter of 2024, the Northwest Area Foundation approved 20 grants worth $1,863,725.

Our grantmaking supports organizations building social, racial, and economic justice—helping communities within our region of eight states and 76 Native nations thrive on their own terms. They’re advancing long-overdue change in deep connection with the land they inhabit and communities they serve—Native Americans, communities of color, immigrants, refugees, and people in rural areas.

We include grants of $10,000 or more in the list below. For information on grants of less than $10,000, please visit please visit our grants database.

Chief Seattle Club of Seattle will receive $810,000 over three years to support staffing of its newly formed Traditional Wellness Team. Traditional mental health workers will be located at permanent supportive housing sites, transitional housing, and the Day Center operated by Chief Seattle Club.
Grant term: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2027

Native CDFI Network Inc. of Washington, DC, received $200,000 to support its efforts to hire staff to work with Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) on financing climate and clean energy projects in their communities.
Grant term: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

Nonprofit Information Networking Association of Boston will receive $150,000 over two years to support its efforts to build on the momentum of its Economic Justice initiative. The initiative provides a media and narrative platform to help boost the capacity of social movements and nonprofits to advance economic justice in their own work. The organization publishes Nonprofit Quarterly, hosts webinars, provides knowledge-building opportunities, offers space to foster solidarity, shares voices and promising practices, and provides forums for advancing justice.
Grant term: April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2026

Our Children’s Earth Foundation of Napa, CA, as fiscal sponsor for Public Square Films, received $100,000 to support creation of a documentary film, FREE LEONARD PELTIER. The film is about contemporary efforts to gain freedom for a formidable leader of the American Indian Movement who has been jailed for nearly 50 years for a crime that nearly everyone now agrees he did not commit.  Led by Indigenous film professionals, the documentary will tell Peltier’s story to shift narrative, a main component of justice and changing systems.
Grant term: April 1, 2024 – Oct. 31, 2025

Ujamaa Place of St. Paul, MN, will receive $600,000 over three years to support its efforts to build capacity to enhance its skills-based volunteer network, expand partnerships, and strengthen its advocacy.
Grant term: May 1, 2024 – April 30, 2027