In August 2020, Tiwahe Foundation’s board of directors met for a full day retreat (via Zoom) to update our strategic plan and take other steps to strengthen our governance, ensure our sustainability, and reinforce how we are living our values in our day-to-day work. Our new strategic plan, which is still a work-in-progress that will be finalized with our next Executive Director in early 2021, emphasizes continuing and expanding the American Indian Family Empowerment Program and re-envisioning the Oyate Leadership Network.
We appreciate the wisdom and insights from our grantees, partners, donors, elders, and other community members who have given us feedback, amplified and refined our stories, and helped us to understand and meet the community’s evolving needs and desires. We also appreciate your patience as we have gone through several changes over the past few years. We are so excited and hopeful for the future. We are grateful to have the opportunity to continue work for and with this community.
And, finally, we are very excited to announce that Tiwahe Foundation’s American Indian Family Empowerment Program endowment has finally reached our goal of $6 million, which will allow us to continue making grants to our relatives long into the future!