Ah-da-ne-hi: Indigenous Women’s Giving Circle is a community-based philanthropy model steeped in Indigenous cultural tradition. Each year, a diverse circle of women build community, provide mentorship to emerging leaders, and gather financial resources to support Northwest Native women-led community initiatives.

2016 Grantee Partners

Ahdanehi's 2016 grants were awarded at the 2016 Blue Jay event. Congratulations to our grantees:

Jaci McCormack, Nez Perce, Rise Above

Lisa Powers, Comanche, Traditional Elder & Youth Circle

Solana Booth, Tsimpsian, NAAN Birth Stories

Claudia Kauffman, Nez Perce, Native Action Network

Chickadee & Nancy Snow, Ojibway & Blackfeet, Back to the Rez

Nicole Tillotson, Tlingit, Seattle Native Youth Group

Dawnadair Lewis, Quinault, Native WOC

Hiram Calf Looking, Blackfeet, 2017 Two Spirit Gatherings

Raven Heavy Runner, Blackfeet, Northwest Two Spirit Society

2015 Grantee Partners

Ahdanehi's 2015 grants were awarded at the Blue Jay event on November 21, 2015 @ Daybreak Star. Congratulations to our grantees:

Lisa Powers, Comanche, Traditional Indigenous Women and Youth Gathering

Clarity Lefthand-Begay, Dine, The Living Breath of wetlabaltx Traditional Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium

Tania Vega, Tlingit, Lummi Compassion Ceremony, Honoring Our Ancestors

In Spring 2016, Na'ah Illahee Fund launched a small cohort of Native women community leaders, providing them the chance to receive training in strategic planning with the goal of bringing emerging community projects from vision to reality. The group has completed their strategic plans and is in process of starting up new Native women-led community initiatives.

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