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Fannie Black
Grant Administrator | 503.505.5702

As NWHF's Grant Administrator, Fannie Black helps ensure that our program work is administered smoothly and professionally for all of our community partners.

Fannie comes to the Foundation after a six-year tenure at the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the wellbeing of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families. 

Fannie moved from Bethel, Alaska to Portland, Oregon in 2000 to attend Portland State University where she completed her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. She is currently pursuing her master of science in engineering and technology management at PSU. She is a graduate of the NAYA Family Center LEAD Program and a member of the 2015 African American Leadership Academy cohort.

Fannie has served on the advisory board for the PSU Native American Student and Community Center and is currently a core team member of Good Spirit, a local spiritual grassroots organization serving Native people in the Portland area.

In her free time, Fannie volunteers for nonprofits such as NICWA and NAYA, and is on a quest to visit every farmers market in the Portland metro area. 

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