Tiwahe Foundation Awards American Indian Family Empowerment Fund Grants

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Today the Tiwahe Foundation is hosting a Grantee Honoring to celebrate 10 grantees who were selected to pursue their vision and dreams. These grants are made in partnership with the Two Feathers Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation.  

The American Indian Family Empowerment Program Fund strives to reverse the social, educational and economic challenges facing American Indians by investing in human capital, skills and cultural strengths through three priority areas: cultural connections, educational achievement and economic self-sufficiency. 

During the June 2016 grant round, the following individuals received awards:

Goal 1: Preserve and Renew Native Cultural Connections

  • Brian Heart, to support Native cultural education in the Little Earth community

Goal 2: Educational Achievement

  • Cassandra Buffalohead, to support her education at Augsburg College
  • Frances Butler, to support her education at Anoka Technical College
  • Andrea Cornelius, to support her education at Augsburg College
  • Heather House, to support her education at Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Lisa Lachner, to support her education at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Goal 3: Economic Self-Sufficiency

  • Korina Barry, to support completing a yoga teacher certification program
  • Patricia Columbus-Powers, for small business to purchase materials to create first product line of Native made fashion items
  • Brook LaFloe, to support living costs relating to education at the Montessori Institute of San Diego
  • Jacqueline Pearl, to support creating a family owned and operated window cleaning business

Interested in applying? The next deadline is September 6th. Click here to learn more.