Our Mission: Provide resources to American Indian people to live culturally centered, economically independent, healthy lives — grounded in sovereignty and indigenous worldview.

Tiwahe Strategic Plan • 2019-2021


For the last twenty years, the Tiwahe Foundation has been on a mission to be a resource for giving and to strengthen the lives of American Indian individuals and their families in pursuit of professional, educational, or cultural opportunities through the distribution of micro-grants in the range of $500 to $2,500.

In 2017, the Foundation successfully completed its first ever Endowment Campaign and secured a nearly six million dollar AIFEP (American Indian Family Empowerment Program) Endowment Fund. The Fund will ensure Tiwahe’s ongoing commitment to American Indian individuals and families in the Metro area.

In recent years, Tiwahe has expanded its impact into building capacity through the Oyate leadership network by connecting and supporting American Indian leadership across urban, tribal and rural communities to move from isolation to transformation, collaboration, action and change.


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2017 Annual Report
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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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