Today, the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation announces that it has made grant awards to 53 Native-led organizations in 14 states who are working to alleviate the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The NB3 Foundation established its COVID-19 Response Fund in April, raising over $400,000 to support COVID relief efforts in Native communities.
“NB3 Foundation is honored to be providing this funding to Native communities during this critical time of the pandemic,” said Jon Driskell, NB3 Foundation chief operations officer. “We know the impacts of COVID-19 will be ongoing, so we are grateful to partner with Native-led efforts working to provide for those in need.”
The awarding of these essential grants marks the end of the NB3 Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
The NB3 Foundation will continue to address the public health needs magnified by COVID-19 through supporting culturally responsive, health prevention strategies that strengthen Indigenous resiliency. This pandemic is a strong reminder of the greater need to invest in the long-term health sustainability of our Indigenous youth and communities, particularly on reservations and pueblos.
We are honored to support the amazing work of these organizations and tribes:
Acoma Education Foundation
Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Alaska Village Initiatives
Central Oklahoma American Indian Health Council, Inc. dba Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Cheyenne River Youth Project
Chizh for Cheii
Consolidated Tribal Health Project Inc
Denver Indian Family Resource Center
Diné Healers Relief
Diné Introspective, Inc.
Eastern Shawnee Tribe Of Oklahoma
F.A.C.E.S. First, Ltd.
First Nations Community HealthSource
Hannahville Indian Community
Healing Circle Drop In Center
Healing Our Communities
Hearts Gathered Immersion School
Indigenous Idaho Alliance
Indigenous Knowledge Collective
Inter Tribal Sports, Inc.
Kewa Child Care & Development
Kno’Qoit Native Wellness, Inc.
La Jolla Generations Program
Laguna Rainbow Corporation
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
LF: Friends for Life
Makoce Agriculture Development
NACA-Inspired Schools Network
Native Action Network
Native American Advancement Foundation
Native American Community Board
Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC) of the SFPS Native American Student Services Program (NASS)
Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council
Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing, Inc.
Pueblo of Pojoaque Early Childhood Center
Pueblo of San Felipe
Pueblo of Sandia
Ramah Navajo School Board. Inc and Ramah Navajo Chapter
Rez Refuge Community Center
Santa Clara Pueblo
Santa Clara Pueblo Regional Adult Day Care
Santa Clara Pueblo Senior Center
Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority
Sicangu Community Development Corporation
Society of Native Nations
St. Michael Indian School
Thunder Valley CDC
Ute Tribe Health Coalition
yəhaw̓ Indigenous Artist Collective
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project