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Recent News from Northwest Area Foundation

Minnesota is among the leaders in giving to American Indian causes
Foundation: First Nations Development Institute, Northwest Area Foundation, Bush Foundation

Today, that Northwest Area Foundation is trying to make amends, giving 40 percent of its $16 million in annual grants to Indian-led...more

Front Row Seat on Impact Investing: Finding Market-Rate Returns in Mission Investments in ...
Foundation: Northwest Area Foundation

The first in a series of "Front Row Seat" vignettes on impact investing, I'm pleased to share how Northwest Area Foundation has cracked an important investing nut for foundations—finding...more

First Nations Receives $250000 Grant from Northwest Area Foundation to Launch Two-Year ...
Foundation: First Nations Development Institute, Northwest Area Foundation

Longmont, Colorado, Jan. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced that it recently received a $250,000, two-year grant from Northwest Area...more

Riverside Community Health Foundation Shifts to Proactive Grantmaking
Foundation: Northwest Area Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation

July 15, 2017 Community Foundation Update (7/15/17). Ford Foundation Commits $1 Billion to Mission-Related Investing. April 6, 2017 Ford Foundation Commits $1 Billion to Mission-Related Investing;...more

A Foundation Guide to Investing in Community Development Financial Institutions
Foundation: Northwest Area Foundation, Satterberg Foundation

With the generous support of the Satterberg Foundation, this guide was developed to help board and staff members in the philanthropic sector examine the basic processes of building a relationship...more

Foundation Impact Investing: Progress and Opportunity
Foundation: Northwest Area Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

To me, it's a no-brainer that ALL capital designated for charitable purpose should be optimized to create public good (not just the grant...more

Thinking Bigger About the Future: Welcome our new CEO, Kiran Ahuja
Foundation: Northwest Area Foundation

I'm delighted to welcome Kiran Ahuja as the new CEO of Philanthropy Northwest. Kiran joins the organization at just the right time:...more

Introducing Philanthropy Northwest's New CEO
Foundation: Northwest Area Foundation

After an extensive national search with an impressive slate of candidates, Philanthropy Northwest is pleased to announce that Kiran Ahuja will be...more

The Unusual Northwest Area Foundation, Devoting 40 Percent to Natives
Foundation: Northwest Area Foundation

“The wealth of our region is rooted in Native lands and communities,” says the ... The foundation has targeted three Northwest tribes with venture grants ... building six learning...more

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Social Incubator Villgro Invests on Three New Social Enterprises

Social Incubator Villgro Invests on Three New Social Enterprises
India-based social enterprise incubator Villgro has recently funded three social enterprise start-ups: OneBreath, Ecozen Solutions and...

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