We’re building on more than a decade of AIFEP's success, with over $1 million dollars granted to 600 individuals and families for educational, economic, cultural and leadership opportunities.
Louis F. Hill, LaVon Lee, and Ellis Bullock
The building of an endowment honors the Brooks family who with members of the American Indian community are founders of the Tiwahe Foundation. Markell Brooks is pictured receiving a quilt from AIFEP members.
Conley Brooks, Jr. and moccasins awarded to him in recognition of his support for the Tiwahe Foundation with its predecessor program.
SEVENTH GENERATION ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN
Seventh Generation Campaign to Secure Future of Tiwahe Mission
The Tiwahe Foundation is an independent, American Indian led community foundation that will provide permanency for the successful 16-year American Indian Family Empowerment Program and leadership development initiatives. It will also be an instrumental resource in philanthropy for donors, mainstream foundations and tribal nations.
The Seventh Generation Campaign launched in 2009 is working to secure funds for our American Indian Family Empowerment Program (AIFEP) and our leadership development program. To date, gifts totaling close to $1 million have been raised. The building of this endowment will secure operating support and increased grant-making for AIFEP.
|The American Indian Family
Empowerment Program Grantmaking
|Tiwahe Foundation Permanent Operations||$1,000,000|
|Leadership Development Program||$500,000|
|Organizational Development and Capacity Building||$500,000|
The Tiwahe Foundation is building on more than a decade of success of the American Indian Empowerment Program with over $1 million dollars granted to 600 individuals and families to pursue educational, economic, cultural and leadership opportunities.
Our leadership development program has helped over 16 emerging leaders in nonprofits and philanthropy to build capacity and leadership in the field. Many of these emerging leaders helped to design and create the Tiwahe Foundation and are seated on the Board of Directors and Endowment Committee.
⊕ Your investment in the Tiwahe Foundation will be used for the following purposes:
Double the grant-making of the American Indian Family Empowerment Program from $100,000 — $200,000 a year
Expand the Tiwahe Leadership Development program, thus adding many American Indian people to key roles in philanthropy and nonprofit management
Build our capacity and organizational development over the next five years
Serve as a community foundation that will be a resource and intermediary for individuals, foundations and American Indians with a goal of increasing philanthropic dollars to American Indian causes in Minnesota
Seventh Generation Endowment Campaign Committee
Laura Waterman Wittstock, Chair
Tiffany R. Beckman, M.D., M.P.H
James R. Boyle
Conley Brooks Jr.
Ellis F. Bullock
Carrie Day Aspinwall
Kathy Denman Wilke
Leah Goldstein Moses
Louis F. Hill
Trisha Lee Cook
Malcolm W. McDonald
Carrie Morris Owens
Jorge Saavedra F.
Maggie Arzdorf Schubbe