#GiveAtHomeMN is a celebration of Minnesota’s generosity during tough times, a call to give back as we’re able to help the organizations that make our state a great place to live, work and play.

The Tiwahe Foundation is a place for giving — and giving back — that benefits the well-being of American Indian people and communities in Minnesota. We are a community foundation of friends and supporters — Indian and non-Indian — who have resources, time, and talents to share. Together, we all work to unleash more philanthropy and generosity that are not only held within every person but also embodied collectively.

We think of this as the Circle of Giving — a continuous cycle of success grounded in indigenous culture that recognizes that giving benefits both giver and receiver. The Tiwahe Foundation is a trusted community partner, connector and resource. Our core work involves:

  • Investing in the needs of individuals relative to education, economic and community development, and tribal culture (through the American Indian Family Empowerment Program);
  • Promoting Indian leadership development and leadership network formation;
  • Building a permanent endowment for operations; and
  • Practicing core values such as family, respect, trust, and generosity in operationalizing the Circle of Giving, so as to build a self-sustaining community.