A Circle of Giving

Support Tiwahe's mission and programs.

Make a Gift to Support Tiwahe’s Mission and Programs

Your gift can support our current operations or we can help to create your own permanent resource for giving.

Our children learn early in life about the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most so that they may taste the happiness of giving. In American Indian culture, giving is a way of life. We invite you to join us in our grassroots effort to build relationships, public awareness, and the gifts needed to sustain and grow our unique Native-led community foundation. Your gift can support our current operations or we can help to create your own permanent resource for giving.

“My original pledge to Tiwahe Foundation was about giving back to the community through an impactful organization. Now, my wife and I also give to teach our son about the importance of giving and to show him the value of generosity in action.”

Daniel and Leah Lemm

I’m not only a board member and donor, but I’m also a grant recipient of the American Indian Family Empowerment Program. I know this grant empowered me to extend my education further than I thought possible. I give to the Seventh Generation Endowment Campaign because Tiwahe is thinking, dreaming and believing in these seven generations. As a board member, grantee and donor, I’m proud to make the same commitment to the next seven generations.

Joe Regguinti

I was raised with one of the strongest of Indian values, that of “giving” or “philanthropy” as it is more formally known. My dad used to drive up and down Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis introducing me to folks who needed help, and he showed me how I could help. The truest form of giving is recognizing those in need. I want to honor my parents with this financial gift to Tiwahe; this is an important way that I can share what my parents have taught me: to give back to my community, to share what I have.”

Carrie Day Aspinwall

Giving is a tradition in our native communities. We give gifts during special times including when we ask for spiritual help, when we honor someone for a special accomplishment or during giveaways when we want to acknowledge those that have supported us and our families. Many of us give the gift of time, volunteering with organizations that help our communities. In recent years, giving monetarily to the organizations we love and respect has become more common. You don’t have to give large amounts of money to make an impact. Making a pledge over a period of time is an affordable way to contribute.

Yvonee Barrett

I believe in the mission of the Tiwahe Foundation. It is helpful to Native people and Native Communities, and I want to support it. The Tiwahe Foundation is in the business of helping Natives and their families, which makes for better Native communities; this is not a handout, it is Natives supporting Natives.

John Bobolink

I like the unique quality of the Tiwahe Foundation in giving directly to individuals rather than organizations. I personally know some of the grantees and thought I could help future grantees by contributing at a level that met my budget. Giving to the Tiwahe Foundation was simple. It connected me to something larger than myself and I trust the leadership and vision of the organization.

Manuel & Danielson Family

Ways to Give

Make a gift online
You can support the Tiwahe Foundation general operations through a one-time donation or set up automatic monthly deductions from a credit card, checking or savings account. Online donation here.
Endowment Campaign
Dedicate your funds to the endowment for our American Indian Family Empowerment Program (AIFEP) Fund Grants. Whats this?
By check
Mail to The Tiwahe Foundation
570 N Asbury St., Suite 104
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Make a pledge payable over time
You can set the pledge amount and payment schedule. Your pledge will be automatically deducted from your checking, savings or credit card. This helps increase your ability to make a major gift spread over time.
Make a gift in honor or memory
You can make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one. The name of the person you honor will be included in our annual report.
Designate your gift
You can designate to the Tiwahe Foundation through the United Way or Community Shares of Minnesota.
Company matching gift programs
If your company has a matching gift program, you could double your gift.

Donor Privacy

The Tiwahe Foundation honors all donor requests with regard to keeping, publicizing and/or sharing donor information and discontinuing contact.

Create a Permanent Legacy

By including the Tiwahe Foundation in your will as a legacy to support American Indians in Minnesota. To add the Tiwahe Foundation as a beneficiary in your will, estate or retirement plan, please contact the Foundation Administrator at 612.722.0999 or by email: info@tiwahefoundation.org.

Through other planned gifts such as naming the Tiwahe Foundation as a beneficiary in your life insurance, IRA or qualified retirement plan, charitable remainder/lead trusts or a gift annuity.

Stock Transfer Information

Brokerage Firm: Southwest Securities Corp
DTC# for Southwest Securities, Inc.: 279
Tiwahe Foundation Account number: 708374175

Southwest Securities, Inc.
1201 Elm Street, Ste. 3500
Dallas TX 75270

Robert Shepard
Capital Management Securities
Phone (952) 746-1108
Tiwahe Foundation Tax ID#: 26-4377588

Tiwahe Foundation contact
Office: 612-722-0999