Building & Renewing Community through the Circle of Giving
Join us for an inspiring evening and celebrate Tiwahe Foundation’s 20 years of community impact and success! Honor the rich cultural values that guide our work, learn about the impact of Native leaders and support the American Indian community through philanthropic giving.

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.


November 1, 2018

Circle of Giving Event
McNamara Alumni Center

 October 25, 2018

American Indian Family Empowerment Program and Oyate Network Grantee Honoring


American Indian Family Empowerment Program Grant Deadline

May 6, 2019
September 6, 2019
January 6, 2019

Application guidelines and requirements