Join us as we celebrate the work of Tiwahe Grantees and the importance of language,
culture, education and giving in our community.

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Renewing Community Through the Circle of Giving
The Tiwahe Foundation is a resource for giving and strengthens American Indian communities by building capacity through leadership, culture, values and vision.

Our Values


The Tiwahe Foundation holds itself to the highest ethical standards, acting with transparency and accountability in all its operations.

Respect and Honor

The Tiwahe Foundation respects individuals and families and honors the leadership, traditions and culture of American Indian communities.


The Tiwahe Foundation is a trusted partner, having established credibility by knowing and understanding the strengths, needs and effective solutions within the cultural context of the communities it serves.


The Tiwahe Foundation values the relationships among extended families, tribal nations and communities.

Circle of Giving

The Tiwahe Foundation cherishes the timeless American Indian value of communal generosity and reciprocity, embodied in the honor and humility of both giving and receiving, and seeks to instill these values in future generations.

Indigenous World View

The Tiwahe Foundation understands, honors and practices American Indian sovereignty that leads to a vibrant and self-sustaining community through valued traditions, spirituality, language and connection to the earth.


June 30, 2016

AIFEP Honoring
Tiwahe Foundation Office

October 27, 2016

AIFEP Honoring
Tiwahe Foundation Office

December 1, 2016

Circle of Giving Event with Billy Mills
McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis


AIFEP Grant Deadline

January 6, 2016
May 6, 2016

September 6, 2016
Application guidelines and requirements