Tiwahe Foundation/AIFEP

The Tiwahe Foundation, replacing the American Indian Family Empowerment Program, will continue to expand its capacity to support individuals and families striving for self-determination through educational attainment, economic self-sufficiency, and connecting to their culture; and will expand its Leadership Development Program to prepare Native people with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities required to successfully lead their communities in the 21st century.

Tiwahe is a Dakota word meaning family, and for the newly formed foundation it symbolizes the heart and soul to which all things are related. It is a special gift from the creator, which embodies interconnectedness of all living things and responsibility to family, Mother Earth, and community.

Application & Guidelines

Visit the Tiwahe Foundation website for up-to-date application information.