Our Funders

NICWA works hard to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act and collaborate with tribal governments across the United States (and First Nations in Canada) to keep Native children and their families healthy and thriving.

Thank you to our generous donors and friends for their support.

This list represents gifts in FY2021 May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021.


Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Cherokee Nation

Choctaw Nation

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Fort Sill Apache Tribe

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Poarch Band of Creek Indians

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

Prairie Island Indian Community

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Suquamish Tribe

Tohono O’odham Nation

United Auburn Indian Community

Ute Indian Tribe


Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

G.A. Jr. and Kathryn M. Buder Charitable Foundation

Lamb Foundation

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Meyer Memorial Trust

The Ford Family Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Community Organizations

American Indian College Fund

Cook Inlet Tribal Council

First Nations Development Institute

Native American Rights Fund

Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Association

We update our website funder listing annually. Please note that every effort is made to ensure that this list is accurate and we regret any omissions that occur in its assembly. Also, NICWA respects your privacy and does not share your personal information with anyone.

If you have any questions, would like to make a correction, or would prefer to make a donation over the phone, please contact Elizabeth Brando, development director, at elizabeth@nicwa.org or 315-412-8539.