National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)

BIPOC-Led Organization


The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is dedicated to the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children.

Bottom Line for Portland

Native children are removed from their families by the child welfare system four times more often than White children. NICWA trains Oregon tribal child welfare leaders on how to decolonize tribal child welfare services; optimize state, federal, and tribal funding; and advocate effectively for Native children and families who are in state child welfare systems. Together we can continue to protect Native families and keep them safe, healthy, and connected.


“I'm supporting NICWA because Indigenous children should remain with their tribes and should not be taken from their families." - Amy K.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NICWA is a Native-led, culturally based organization. Our board of directors is 100% Native. We have a diverse staff; 73% of our employees self-identify as a person of color, and 61% of our employees are Native. Through our relentless advocacy for the rights of Native children, we dismantle the structural racism and discrimination that is embedded in “helping systems” by providing culturally based services and working to meet the unique needs of Native children and families.


The first to donate $50 or more on Tuesday, November 1, 2023, will receive a pair of Portland Trail Blazer tickets, including a parking pass.


Donate $50 or more on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, and get a chance to receive a small wellness kit from The Herb Shed.


The first to donate $100 on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, will receive a dentalium necklace with matching earrings.


The first 15 individuals to donate on Tuesday, December 20, 2023, will receive a handcrafted necklace, made by one of our own staff members.


Thank you to our business partner, Pavelcomm, and the amazing creators and artists for providing incentives to NICWA’s Give!Guide donors. 

$21,754 raised of $23,000 goal
302 donations
95% of Goal

(503) 222-4044

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Year Founded: 1983

Tax ID: 930951531

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is in the Civil & Human Rights category which is sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine.

They're a large-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co. and Multnomah Co.

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