American Indian Family Empowerment Program Fund (AIFEP)

The American Indian Family Empowerment Program Fund (AIFEP) is a grant-making project of the Tiwahe Foundation, which awards grants to individuals working to be of service to their community, connected to their culture, and to have their potential realized.

Throughout its history, AIFEP has invested in human capital — in the skills, resources, and cultural strengths that American Indian families and individuals possess that allow them to contribute to the cultural and social wellbeing of their community. Since its inception, the AIFEP Fund has made nearly 600 grants totaling more than $1 million to grantees. The AIFEP Fund supports and builds capacity, among individuals, families and communities striving for self-determination through grants for educational attainment, economic self-sufficiency and connections to their culture.

AIFEP supports an individual or family in pursuit of professional, educational, or cultural opportunities. Grants range from $500 to $2,500.

What AIFEP Funds

AIFEP supports an individual or family in pursuit of professional, educational, or cultural opportunities. Grants range from $500 to $2,500.

American Indian Family Empowerment Program Focus Areas

Goal 1
» To preserve and renew Native cultural connections
» Developing kinship ties (learning from family, elders and community members)
» Learning traditional and cultural practices

Goal 2
» Educational achievement
» College degrees, certificates, vocational training, GED, college entrance exams, and related expenses
» Learning traditional and cultural practices

Goal 3
» Economic self-sufficiency
» Employment, business, entrepreneurial opportunities and related expenses

PDF Application and Guideliness

AIFEP Application Guidelines and Application Form

AIFEP Report Form

AIFEP Deadlines

ONLINE Application and Guidelines

AIFEP Application Guidelines and Application Form

AIFEP Report Form

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