Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) is a membership-based organization that promotes reciprocity and investment in, with and for Native peoples to build healthy and sustainable communities for all. All are welcome to join the NAP circle. Anyone and everyone who is interested in including Native peoples in creating deep and long-lasting impact, systemic and sustainable change in all of our communities.
Philanthropy Northwest is excited to be a Premier Partner for the Independent Sector 2014 National Conference in Seattle this November, and we hope that you will join us for this special event! The Philanthropy Northwest 2014 Annual Meeting will also be held during the conference on the morning of November 18.
Philanthropy Northwest reports on its work in Native communities.
One aspect of Philanthropy Northwest’s public policy efforts is to highlight foundations and government entities working effectively together. Recently, I interviewed Kris Tucker, executive director of ArtsWA, the Washington State Arts Commission, about her organization working alongside local community foundations in Washington State. more »
The Mission Investing Institute to be held in Detroit on September 9-12 will address some of the big questions facing financially troubled cities. What role does mission investing play in these troubled times? Can philanthropy be expected to step in to assist? These are tough subjects for Michiganders and government leaders in other troubled cities around the U.S. more »
Trends in Northwest Giving is Philanthropy Northwest's biennial report on organized philanthropy in our six state region. The 2008 edition analyzes over $1.1 billion in grants made to Northwest nonprofits in 2006.
Jeff Clarke's reflection on our recent conferences, The River Gathering: A Confluence of People, Places and Spirit (April 30 - May 2) and Mission Investor's Exchange, Sparking Change (May 13-15). more »
by Kristen Holway | Small foundations and family funds are increasingly providing essential investments to small organizations based in developing countries. These funders tend to be nimble, tolerate risk and understand the need for both seed funding and general operating grants. However, it can be challenging to evaluate small, international investments. How can a small foundation engaged in international philanthropy right-size their evaluation expectations and practices? more »
This report was developed by Kauffman and Associates, Inc., under contract with United Way of Seattle-King County, with the support of the City of Seattle, The Seattle Foundation and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.
Jeff Clarke, CEO | Jeff reflects on the tension between philanthropic freedom, philanthropic sector accountability to policymakers and the temptation of a trillion-dollar balance sheet. more »
The CIRI Foundation's mission is to promote individual self-development and economic self-sufficiency through education and to maintain pride in culture and heritage among Alaska Natives who are original enrollees of Cook Inlet region and their descendants.
Philanthropy Northwest's 2012 annual report.
A snapshot of Philanthropy Northwest's work in building civic capacity and strengthening civil society.
The Foundation for the Mid South’s mission is to invest in people and strategies that build philanthropy and promote racial, social and economic equity in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The four-part More than Words series, funded by the Ford Foundation, describes its organizational transformation emphasizing racial, social, and economic equity.
Part 1: Moving Beyond the Status Quo
The Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge is an annual campaign to fund programs that provide safe, stable and affordable housing throughout Idaho.
Visual representation of the main findings from the 2012 Trends in Northwest Giving Report.
In October, 2014 D5 Coalition and the Forum of Regional Grantmaking Associations held a webinar in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest titled "Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion." Following are some of the resources that surfaced during our conversation, along with a recording of the webinar:
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is pleased to co-sponsor a new webinar series in partnership with the D5 Coalition, a five-year effort to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness. In this session, Philanthropy Northwest will share its findings from a research study that explored the complex factors and opportunities that foundation leaders navigate to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in their foundations. Foundation executives that participated in a peer learning cohort as part of this study will reflect on their experiences and share their own lessons learned for colleagues and the field.