Northwest Area Foundation Grants Awarded to Nimiipuu Fund

During the second quarter of 2020, the Northwest Area Foundation approved 113 grants worth $5,184,631—including $665,000 in COVID-19 emergency grants to 25 of our grantees and $510,000 in COVID-19 emergency grants toward pooled relief funds at 13 organizations.

This quarter’s grant funding touches on work being done in each of their four interlocking portfolios, as well as work related to general projects that are not designated to a specific portfolio. Within each of these areas, they awarded COVID-19 emergency grants to provide essential support to many existing grantees and strengthen financial efforts by foundations providing critical emergency assistance to community-based nonprofits helping underserved communities in our region.

Overall, their grants support organizations anchored in the culture of the people they serve across our region of eight states and 76 Native nations that share the same geography. Their grantees are dedicated to expanding economic opportunity in under-resourced communities by advancing good jobs and financial capability. They build on the untapped potential within our priority communities: Native Americans, communities of color, immigrants and refugees, and people in rural areas.

Nimiipuu Community Development Fund Grant to Provide Access to Capital Awarded

*Nimiipuu Community Development Fund of Lapwai, ID, received $15,000 for general operating support in response to COVID-19.

Grant term: May 1, 2020 – Dec. 31, 2020

*Indicates COVID-19 emergency grants. View all grants awarded online at