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

Barcid Foundation

Center Pole

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.

Oneida Nation

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

Stockbridge-Munsee Community

Thunder Valley CDC

Ute Tribe Health Coalition

yəhaw̓ Indigenous Artist Collective

Zuni Youth Enrichment Project