Board of Directors is also redirecting some of its funds to increase Family Empowerment Program and Oyate Leadership Network grants to address needs brought on by the COVID19 pandemic. Nonetheless, how can these limited funds have lasting impact in this new reality? There are many folks who have lost their jobs, many who are struggling at home—juggling work and children—just trying to stay safe and healthy. How can Tiwahe’s values of family, respect, trust, generosity, the circle of giving and the Indigenous World View be a beacon of hope in trying times?
Tiwahe Foundation will fund individuals through the Family Empowerment Program’s four impact areas of education, culture, economic independence, and health and wellness—both regular applications and needs created by our current health crisis. Alumni of the Oyate Leadership Network may apply for up to $5,000 project-based grants through a fiscal sponsor.