Our Mission: The Tiwahe Foundation is a resource for giving and strengthens American Indian commnunities by building capacity through leadership, culture, values and vision.

Tiwahe Strategic Plan • 2014-2017

Strategic Vision — We envision American Indian people and families:

  • Learning, practicing and sharing cultural indigenous knowledge and values.
  • Being self-sufficient and self-determined.
  • Serving as leaders who promote and strengthen community well-being.


HONOR RELATIONSHIPS as a means of supporting positive communities and cultural change.


Goal: Develop organizational infrastructure in order to be good stewards of community resources.
Outcome: Strengthen and expand overall grantmaking and development capabilities.


Goal: Complete $6 million Endowment Campaign by 2017.
Outcome: Secure permanent funding for American Indian Family Empowerment Fund Grants.


American Indian Family Empowerment Program (AIFEP) and Leadership
 Goal: Foster leadership that results in cultural and community transformation.
Outcome: Create an alumni network of American Indian Family Empowerment Fund grantees that is part of statewide network of leaders for collaborative action.

Goal: Sustain the American Indian Family Empowerment Fund through grants and support of individual leaders.
Outcome: Fund at least 100 American Indians in goal areas of education, economic stability and culture.




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2016 Annual Report
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2015 Annual Report
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2014 Annual Report
Building, Leadership, Connecting for Impact
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2013 Annual Report
Leadership — Connecting for Change
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2012 Annual Report
Leading and Living our Tribal Values with Intention in Relationship with the World, Nature, Community, Self.
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2011 Annual Report
Heartbeat of Our Community, Strengthening Leadership, Culture, Values and Vision.
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