Tiwahe Foundation/AIFEP

The Tiwahe Foundation, which replaced 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. It will also expand its Leadership Development Program to teach Native people the skills, knowledge, and opportunities they need 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.