mission

Native Ways Federation (NWF) is focused on promoting accountability to Indigenous people, issues, and organizations toward more equitable philanthropy.

NWF uplifts the Native nonprofit community through education, advocacy, outreach, and collaboration and fosters increased participation by American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) in the control of charitable activities. Established in 2006, NWF’s mission is to activate informed giving to non-profits in Indian Country and Alaska through donor education and advocacy from the Native nonprofit perspective.

The mission of the NWF is three-fold: (1) strengthen the circle of giving by uniting Native organizations to raise awareness and support for the communities we serve; (2) better serve Native communities by becoming more effective Native nonprofit organizations; and (3) ensure that nonprofit organizations working on behalf of Native communities observe the highest levels of ethical standards and fiscal responsibility.